Kia is already working on its GT1, an all-electric Stinger sedan replacement. Known internally as “GT1” (that’s the codename) today we have a confirmation from Kia’s Union New Car Production Schedule. According to this plan, of which we are going to discover all the models little by little confirmed that GT1 high performance all electric sedan will be built from 2026 at Kia’s Hwaseong Plant 3.
The GT1 will be Kia’s first electric vehicle to be equipped with next-generation electric vehicle-only platform (known as “eM”) developed by HMG following the E-GMP (used for the KIA EV6, EV9, Hyundai IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 and Genesis GV60) and to be premiered by Genesis GV90 in 2025. This model will correspond to an E-segment and will also serve as Kia K8 successor.
Several specifications were released like the battery capacity and electric motors total output. This will be Kia’s largest ever battery used by the Korean automaker, will have 113.2 kWh (compared to the EV9’s 99.8kWh battery pack).
The GT1 Stinger is expected to achieve a range of 700 to 800 km on a single full charge. For the current largest battery, the Mercedes-Benz EQS (107.8kWh) can run up to 750 km according to the European World Standard Automotive Test Method (WLTP).
Detail of KIA GT1 powertrain
The KIA GT1 will have maximum output of 450 kW (612 hp) thanks to the combination of a 200 kW front engine and a 250 kW rear engine, so this will make it more powerful than the EV6 GT (that has a total output of 430 kW). KIA will also use another configurations for entry and medium model. The entry-level model will have a single rear electric motor with 160 kW (218 hp) while the AWD model will add another 160 kW motor in the front to reach 320 kW or 435 hp.
As we have said before, Hyundai Motor Group will also share this new platform and engines with their upcoming models from Genesis brand (Genesis GV90 large SUV and second generation Genesis GV80 we already talked about) as well as proper Hyundai models in the near future. These new vehicles, which are in the development stage, are expected to launch sequentially on the market from end of 2025 to 2026.