The game-changing Kia EV6 has been named Europe’s top car at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland.
Already widely acclaimed, the electric vehicle beat seven other cars that had made it to the final round of the contest.
The 61-member jury, made up of automotive journalists from 23 countries, voted as follows:
- Kia EV6 – 279 points
- Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric – 265 points
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 – 261 points
- Peugeot 308 – 191 points
- Skoda Enyaq iV – 185 points
- Ford Mustang Mach-E – 150 points
- Cupra Born – 144 points
“It’s a nice surprise to see the Kia EV6 receive this award,” said the President of the jury, Frank Janssen.
“It was about time that the brand and the group were rewarded, as they have worked so hard on this car. Kia’s pace of progress is really impressive.”
Offering up to 328 miles of range, super-fast charging capability, space, refinement and a class-leading warranty, the boldy styled EV6’s other awards include the What Car? Car of the Year 2022 trophy in January.
A delighted Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe, added: “The EV6 is truly a landmark development that’s been designed from the outset to make electric mobility fun, convenient and accessible by combining a highly impressive real-world driving range, ultra-fast charging capabilities, a spacious high-tech interior and a truly rewarding driving experience.
“The EV6 is an exciting sign of what’s still to come in our evolving electrified line-up.”
The prestigious Car of the Year award was established in 1964, when the Rover 2000 took top honours. The Toyota Yaris claimed the top prize last year, while the 2019 winner was the pure electric Jaguar I-Pace.