Kia EV6 wins Car of the Year

(FRANKFURT) February 28, 2022 – The all-new Kia EV6 has been named the 2022 Car of the 12 months in the prestigious European Automobile of the Yr (COTY) awards. The progressive all-electric crossover was voted the over-all winner by a 61-solid jury consisting of extremely respected motoring journalists from 23 European international locations. 

The Kia EV6 was at first stated for consideration for the top award along with in excess of sixty models that released in the course of 2021. In November, the COTY jury whittled this longlist down to a 7-sturdy shortlist, 6 of which have been electric autos (EVs), additional demonstrating the developing worth of electric powered automobiles to people as culture transitions towards a new mobility upcoming. 

From producing the shortlist, the EV6 efficiently fought off competitors from the Hyundai IONIQ 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Škoda Enyaq iV, Cupra Born, Renault Mégane E-Tech and Peugeot 308 to be crowned 2022 European Automobile of the 12 months.

Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe, commented: “It’s a wonderful honour to have gained the 2022 European Automobile of the Year with the EV6, the initial ever Kia to acquire this prestigious award. The EV6 is certainly a landmark development that is been intended from the outset to make electrical mobility enjoyment, convenient and obtainable by combining a highly spectacular true-entire world driving variety, extremely-rapid charging capabilities, a roomy superior-tech inside and a truly rewarding driving experience. The EV6 is an interesting sign of what’s nevertheless to arrive in our evolving electrified line-up.”   

Committed system 

The EV6 is Kia’s first focused EV to be based on the company’s Electric-World-wide Modular Platform (E-GMP). This superior-tech architecture ensures the EV6 gets rid of the many compromises faced by EVs that are made on platforms in the beginning designed to accommodate inside combustion engine motor vehicles. As a outcome of its E-GMP underpinnings, the EV6 has a class-leading inside space, a really extraordinary 528km driving array and 800V extremely-rapid charging capabilities that allows clients to have out a 10 to 80 per cent cost in just 18 minutes.

Signifying its significant-tech positioning, the EV6 was the initially international product to include Kia’s new layout philosophy ‘Opposites United’ which usually takes inspiration from the contrasts discovered in nature and humanity. At the middle of the design philosophy is a new visual id evoking constructive forces and natural electrical power, with contrasting combos of sharp stylistic features and sculptural designs.

The 2022 European Vehicle of the Yr award is the most current in a increasing quantity of globally renowned awards bestowed on the EV6 considering the fact that its introduction final year. Other titles just lately claimed contain: 2022 Irish Vehicle of the Year 2022 What Automobile? ‘Car of the Year’ ‘Crossover of the Year’ at the 2021 awards ‘Premium’ winner in the German Motor vehicle of the Yr 2022 awards and joint winner of the inaugural ‘Best Autos of the Year’ 2021/2022 awards.

The EV6 is the initially of 7 focused EV types Kia strategies to launch by 2026. The all-electrical crossover will perform a important part in the company’s programs to turn into a primary international sustainable mobility alternatives provider.