According to ADAC Autotest, Kia’s electric vehicles are among the best in their class
Frankfurt, November 4, 2022
- Kia Niro EV along with Mercedes EQA in first place in the lower middle class category
- more #Kia Victory for e Soul in #small car class
- Kia EV6 third in crowded category #middle class
of #electric cars from Kia is among the best on the market. This is the result #ADAC in the now published evaluation of all current electric vehicles tested by the motor club. The list with a total of 46 models and model variants is divided into 6 classes (small car, small car, lower middle class, middle class, upper middle class, upper class), and the best doubles in the class are Kia: the second. The crossover generation Niro EV, launched in July, holds the 1st place in the category of the lower middle class with the same number of points. #Mercedes EQA Electric Art 250. And at the top of the small car class is the angular design icon Kia e-Soul, which shares first place with the Hyundai Kona Electric. Also the third current electric Kia, Europe #Car of #Year The EV6 selected in 2022, reaches the top rank and takes the 3rd place in the middle class segment, which is the most populated with 17 vehicles tested.
It is even represented twice in the top 5 of this class because the model variant has the largest one #Battery pack was tested separately and followed in 5th place with the same overall score (1.9) (total list of results here) ADAC testers emphasized the wide practical range of all 3 Kia models. The one with true ADAC #Ecotest Typical ranges are 410 km for the Niro EV, 390 km for the e-Soul and 470 or 350 km for the EV6, depending on battery size. Functional features such as the possibility of using an electric car as a 220 volt power source were also rated well. About this work, which so far has not been available on the market #Mobile #power bank The Niro EV and EV6 both have this.
The good performance of Kia’s 3 models underlines the high electrification competence of the brand, which has long been a force in vehicle electrification and brought its first electric vehicle to the world market with the Soul EV in 2014. With its revision at the beginning of 2021, Kia has set itself the goal of becoming a leading global provider of sustainable mobility solutions. In #Germany the company is already one of the leading brands in rechargeable cars. In the first half of 2022, more than a third of Kia #new car plug (share of sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids 33.8 percent), in the overall German market this share was only 24.7 percent (both according to KBA).
Kia is a global mobility brand with a vision to create sustainable mobility solutions for consumers, communities and societies around the world. Founded in 1944, the company has been active in the mobility industry for more than 75 years. Today, Kia has approximately 52,000 employees worldwide, is represented in more than 190 markets, operates production facilities in six countries and sells nearly 3 million vehicles per year . Kia is at the forefront of promoting battery-electric vehicles and developing a variety of mobility services to encourage millions of people around the world to explore the modes of transportation that work best for them. The brand slogan “Movement that inspires” (»Movement that inspires«) describes Kia’s goal to inspire consumers through its products and services.
In the German market, where Kia started sales in 1993, the brand is represented by Kia Germany. Kia’s wholly-owned subsidiary in Frankfurt am Main has almost doubled its sales since 2010. In 2021, every third Kia sold in Germany was already #electro or a plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Also based in Frankfurt is Kia Europe, the mobility provider’s European sales and marketing organization, which serves 39 markets. Every 2 #Europe The Kia for sale comes from European production: In Zilina, Slovakia, the company has been operating a modern production plant with an annual capacity of 350,000 vehicles since 2006.
Since 2010, the brand has provided a 7-year Kia license for all new cars sold in Europe. #manufacturing warranty (maximum 150,000 km, subject to valid warranty conditions).
* Engines have the following consumption and emission values. The values were determined according to the established measurement method. The information does not refer to a single vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is only used to compare different types of vehicles. A vehicle’s fuel consumption, energy consumption and CO2 emissions are not only dependent on the vehicle’s fuel or electricity efficiency, but are also affected by driving behavior and other non-technical factors. Usage data in Kia #Online.