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The 2022 Kia EV6 may not be the most common electric SUV on American roads, but this EV has been racking up various awards and praises, which is a reflection of how great of a vehicle it truly is. Back in February of 2022, the EV6 was named Car of the Year, which is a first for the Kia brand. The award was given in Geneva, Switzerland, and there was plenty of competition to go up against. But just like it has done with other awards, the EV6 found itself at the top. 

What is the 2022 Car of the Year?

For 2022, the Kia EV6 has been announced the Car of the Year. According to Car of the Year, the EV6 is the first vehicle launched under Kia’s new “Opposites United” initiative. It went up against other models from brands like Renault and Hyundai, but ultimately with 279, the Kia won out. 

A pair of Kia EV6 electric SUV models show off their performance on a curvy road.
2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

As an EV, the judges noted a commitment to modern automotive technology while still remaining practical enough for daily use. This EV crossover also has a substantial range and can benefit from ultra-fast charging.

The 2022 EV6 is actually fun to drive

With the Kia EV6, buyers will be able to get up to 310 miles in electric range, but that is not all that this electric SUV does well. With a low-mounted battery pack, the EV6 is surprisingly fun to drive. According to Kia, the 2022 EV6 is even faster than the Porsche Cayenne Coupe. Just don’t expect to have the same prestige that you would get from a Porsche though. 

This sporty driving will likely impress enthusiasts, especially once the Kia EV6 GT is released, which will offer over 570 horsepower. For now, the GT-Line model is available, which does have some more aggressive looks to it.

Is the Kia EV6 an SUV?

The 2022 EV6 is an SUV, it shares its platform with its corporate cousin the Hyundai Ioniq 5. As an SUV, the EV6 can sit up to five adults comfortably and it has ample room for cargo or other gear. Better yet, this Kia model is available with all-wheel drive, and that makes it ideal for handling things like winter weather.

The MSRP of the EV6 is over $40,000. But, through federal tax credits, the initial cost of this vehicle can be reduced, and that will help it to be more affordable. Adding different options like the available AWD will raise the cost of this model. 

What awards has the 2022 EV6 won?

The EV6 has won a variety of different awards, including the Car of the Year and two Red Dot accolades. These are just to name a few of the victories seen by this EV crossover. As the EV6 reaches more buyers in the United States, we suspect these awards will translate to solid sales numbers. 

A silver 2022 Kia EV6, the Car of the Year, parked at charging stations surrounded by palm trees.
2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

Winning the Car of the Year award is quite a notable feat, especially for the Kia brand. We hope to see the EV6 continue to prove EVs can be good purchases.


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