It was launched only recently but the Kia EV6 has earned itself a nomination for the final round of the 2022 European Car of the Year (ECOTY) awards.
The electric crossover was provisionally listed among 60 new models launched this year and has now been selected by the 61 ECOTY jurors from 23 countries for the seven-strong shortlist. The overall ECOTY winner will be announced in February.
In just one month since going on sale in Europe, the Kia EV6 has made a big impact, with pre-order books closing early after unprecedented demand for the new model. Thanks to ultra-fast charging and a 528 km range, the EV6 is a mainstream electric vehicle drawing worthy comparison to many premium models.
The Kia brand reinvented itself at the beginning of 2021 with a new name, new logo and revived design ethos named ‘Opposites United’.
The EV6 is the first vehicle launched under this new direction and is Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle based on its all-new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).
Jason Jeong, President of Kia Europe, commented: “Kia is proud to be standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest examples of modern mobility. After the two nominations of Ceed in its first and third-generation and the one for Stinger, the nomination of the brand new EV6 is recognition of our progress and highlights our commitment to providing sustainable mobility solutions.