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Kia EV6 named 2022 European Car of the Year

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(Dubai, United Arab Emirates) March 2, 2022 – The all-new Kia EV6 has been named the 2022 Car
of the Year in the prestigious European Car of the Year (COTY) awards. The
innovative all-electric crossover was voted the overall winner by a 61-strong
jury consisting of highly respected motoring journalists from 23 European
countries.

The Kia EV6 was initially listed for consideration for
the top award alongside over sixty models that launched during 2021. In
November, the COTY jury whittled this longlist down to a seven-strong
shortlist, six of which were electric vehicles (EVs), further demonstrating the
growing importance of electric vehicles to consumers as society transitions
towards a new mobility future.

From making the shortlist, the EV6 successfully fought
off competition 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
Car of the Year.

Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe,
commented: “It’s a great honour to have won the 2022 European Car of the Year
with the EV6, the first ever Kia to win this prestigious award. 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.”  

Dedicated
platform

The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated EV to be
based on the company’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This high-tech
architecture ensures the EV6 eliminates the many compromises faced by EVs that
are created on platforms initially designed to accommodate internal combustion
engine vehicles. As a result of its E-GMP underpinnings, the EV6 has a
class-leading interior space, a highly impressive 528km driving range and 800V
ultra-fast charging capabilities that enables customers to carry out a 10 to 80
percent charge in just 18 minutes.

Signifying its high-tech positioning, the
EV6 was the first global model to incorporate Kia’s new design philosophy
‘Opposites United’ which takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and
humanity. At the center of the design
philosophy is a new visual identity evoking positive forces and natural energy,
with contrasting combinations of sharp stylistic elements and sculptural
shapes.

The 2022 European Car of the Year award is the latest
in a growing number of globally renowned awards bestowed on the EV6 since its
introduction last year. Other titles recently claimed include: 2022 Irish Car
of the Year;
2022 What Car? ‘Car of the Year’; ‘Crossover of the Year’ at the TopGear.com
2021 awards; ‘Premium’ winner in the German Car of the Year 2022 awards; and
joint winner of the inaugural ‘Best Cars of the Year’ 2021/2022 awards.

The EV6 is the
first of seven dedicated EV models Kia plans to launch by 2026. The
all-electric crossover will play a key role in the company’s plans to become a
leading global sustainable mobility solutions provider.

DF

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