The model-new Kia EV6 all-electric crossover has been named Car of the Year for 2022. By whom, you question? By the Auto of the Year business, of system. Just about every 12 months it collects votes from automotive journalists dependent in Europe and counts them carefully to decide the greatest vehicle readily available on the marketplace there.
Yesterday’s presentation of the award in Geneva, Switzerland observed the Kia EV6 (279 details attained on the COTY’s tabulating procedure) outpace the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric powered (265 factors) and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (261 details).
The EV6 is the extremely first new vehicle made by Kia since its massive re-branding final calendar year, and the initially focused battery electrical dependent on Kia’s all-new Electrical-Worldwide Modular System (E-GMP). Its powertrain arrives with both of two distinctive battery packs of various capacities (58-kWh and 77.4-kWh). Based on the configuration, the EV6 presents motorists an output of in between 167 hp and 576 hp.
Automobile123 is driving the Kia EV6 in GT-Line, AWD configuration this 7 days and we will have a evaluate for you in the coming times, so remain tuned! The model is anticipated to hit dealerships in Canada this coming May possibly.
Here’s what some of the jurors for the COTY firm had to say about the EV6:
“The EV6 stands out by combining electricity effectiveness, a huge potential battery and extremely-rapidly charging”.
“Sportier driving, firmer suspension, higher range and fantastic rapid charging, since of 800-volt procedure, substantial house, great bundle (frunk), nice aspects in the interior like the double-manner switches for navigation and weather manage, no leather-based trim any longer, V2X-charging possible”.
“Inside the roomy and properly-concluded passenger compartment, the technological innovation is applied to boost the high quality of life onboard. And the moment at the wheel, the EV6 delivers a easy and pleasant drive”.
“The very best electric powered vehicle of all the finalists. It has the similar virtues as the Ioniq 5, but it is an even more well balanced automobile, much more refined in the established-up, additional attractive in style and design, with greater high-quality finishes… And knocking on our feelings we have the 585 hp of the GT formulated with Rimac”.
“Excellent EV for the reason that of its quickly charging and superior assortment for the value. In comparison with the Hyundai the EV6 delivers fewer overall body roll, extra playful dealing with and tighter steering. A little bit sportier overall”.
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