The 100% electric Kia EV6 has been voted ‘North America’s Utility Vehicle™’ by the NACTOY (North America Utility Vehicle of the Year) competition jury. This is the second time in three years that the judges of this competition have ranked a Kia model at the top of this category, and the first time that a Kia electric car has won this award.
“Since its launch, the Kia EV6 has been praised by customers and media around the world for its modern design and bold design. A symbol of Kia’s new direction, the EV6 is helping to revolutionize the perception and awareness of the brand around the world.”, Said Ho-Sung SONG, President and CEO of Kia Corporation. “Following many prestigious awards such as the Best European Car of the Year 2022, this final award given to the Kia EV6 by the jury of the NACTOY competition shows once again that it is not only a popular leisure vehicle but also an exemplary electric vehicle. We humbly accept this distinction and intend to continue our efforts to continue to move forward steadily, while making sure to put our customers’ experience at the heart of all our actions”.
The EV6 was chosen by 50 automotive experts from the print, online and broadcast media. As part of this evaluation process, NACTOY judges tested all types of vehicles, from sports cars to pickups, and based their decision on various parameters, namely the level of innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, satisfaction for drivers, user. experience and quality.
The EV6 offers exceptional performance, high-speed direct current (DC) charging capability, an on-board power source, and a flat-top interior that makes extensive use of innovative materials.
The EV6 benefits from a range of advanced driver assistance systems*, multiple connectivity functions, as well as a new generation heat pump that recovers waste heat from the vehicle’s cooling circuit. The EV6 is a key part of Kia’s ‘Plan S’ strategy which aims to launch at least two battery electric vehicles (BEVs) per year and deliver a full range of 14 BEVs by 2027.
* This device should in no way remove the driver from carefully respecting the rules of driving safety and may not detect all obstacles around the vehicle. Always use caution and caution when driving.