The Kia EV6 won the “Car of the Year” overall award at the famous British 2022 What Car? Awards. At the same time it was named “Electric SUV of the Year”.
The Kia EV6’s most recent “Car of the Year” award adds to a record number of awards and accolades from top international media titles in just 10 months since its world premiere in March last year.
These include winning the “Premium” category of the German Car of the Year Awards and securing the “Crossover of the Year” award of Top Gear. The EV6 has also been selected in the final list of the “Car of the Year 2022” with the winner announced on February 28.
“The EV6 combines a superior, real range with the ability to charge at speeds at which no opponent can compete. This addresses two of the biggest concerns that people still have about electric cars. In addition, using a platform specifically developed for electrics and not one that also covers versions with petrol and diesel engines, Kia was able to take advantage of the compact size of electric motors and build a car that is extremely spacious and practical,” said Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car?. “Add to this the effortless performance, the excellent finesse, the competitive price and one of the best guarantees that exist overall with the impressive EV6 showing the future of electrification.”
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Jason Jeong, President of Kia Europe, commented: “It is a great honour for Kia to win the ‘Car of the Year’ of this year’s What Car? Awards. The EV6 has been extremely well received by customers and media across Europe thanks to its impressive autonomy, its capabilities of ultra-fast charging, its bold design and its state-of-the-art interior. What’s exciting is that the EV6 is just the beginning of what will follow from Kia as we continue our journey towards electrification – with 11 new BEVs expected by 2026.”
The Kia EV6 carries a very wide range and power with zero emissions, ultra-fast charging of 800 V and distinctive styling in the market of crossover SUVs. The EV6 can achieve up to 528 km of range on a single charge in the combined WLTP cycle, while the advanced 800V charging technology means drivers can charge from 10 to 80% of the battery in just 18 minutes.
Video from YouTube channel What Car?