The all-electric high-tech crossover Kia EV6 has won one of the world's most prestigious automotive awards. The EV6 offers long-distance real-life driving range with ultra-fast charging technology. Built on a special electric vehicle platform, the EV6 can offer a range of up to 528 kilometers on a single charge. The advanced battery reaches from 18% to 10% charge in 80 minutes.
The new Kia EV6 has been selected as the car of the year 2022 at the much anticipated Car of the Year (COTY) awards. Kia's innovative electric crossover model EV6 was awarded this award by a 22-member jury of respected automotive journalists representing 59 European countries.
The Kia EV6 has been listed to be considered for the grand prize, along with over sixty models first introduced to the market in 2021. The COTY jury selected seven finalists from this long list in November, six of which are electric vehicles (EVs).
The Kia EV6 took the victory with a total of 279 points and won the 2022 Car of the Year award. Car of the Year Jury President Frank Janssen said: “It's nice to see the Kia EV6 win this award. The brand worked hard on this car and it deserved the car of the year award. Kia's success in recent years is truly impressive.” said.
Jason Jeong, President of Kia Europe, said: “It is a great honor to win the 6 Car of the Year award with the EV2022, the first Kia to win this prestigious award. EV6 from the very beginning; It's designed to make electric mobility fun, convenient and accessible, combining features such as an extremely impressive real-world driving range, ultra-fast charging capabilities, a spacious, high-tech interior and a truly enjoyable drive. “The EV6 provides an insight into what lies ahead in our emerging electrified range.”
The EV6 is the company's first electric vehicle based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The advanced technology platform ensures that the problems faced by electric vehicles on platforms originally designed for internal combustion engine vehicles are not experienced. EV6 as a reflection of the e-GMP platform; It offers features such as best-in-class interior volume, an impressive driving range of 528 km, and 18 V ultra-fast charging, which allows vehicle owners to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 800 minutes.
Symbolizing its high-tech positioning, the EV6 is the first global model to use Kia's new design philosophy 'Opposites United', inspired by the contrasts found in nature and humans. At the center of the design philosophy is a new visual identity that evokes natural energy, with sharp design elements, contrasting combinations of different shapes and their positive power.
The 2022 Car of the Year award is the latest in a growing series of major awards given to the EV6 since its introduction last year. Kia EV6 before that; 2022 Car of the Year in Ireland, 2022 What Car? Awarded Car of the Year, and Crossover of the Year at the TopGear.com 2021 Awards; It received the 'Premium' award at the 2022 Car of the Year Awards in Germany and the joint award at the first Best Cars of the Year 2021/2022 awards.
The EV6 is notable for being the first of seven special electric vehicle models Kia plans to introduce to the market by 2026. The all-electric crossover will play a key role in the company's plans to become the leading global provider of sustainable transportation solutions.