The Kia EV6 was named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™ by the North American Car of the Year(NACTOY) jury.
This is the second occasion in three years that the NACTOY jury has named a Kia vehicle as its top choice in the category, and the first win for a Kia electric vehicle (EV).
“Since its launch, the Kia EV6 has been inspiring customers and media critics around the world with its advanced engineering and bold design. As the embodiment of Kia’s new brand direction, the EV6 is contributing to a dramatic shift in Kia’s brand perception and prestige globally,” said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO, Kia Corporation. “Following numerous prestigious accolades, including the 2022 European Car of the Year Award, this latest honor from the North American Car of the Year jury is further evidence that the EV6 is not only a highly regarded utility vehicle, but also an exemplary EV. We accept this recognition with humility and will continue our efforts to push our company further forward, always with our customers' experience at the core of what we do.”
NACTOY awards are selected through a series of three separate votes by a diverse jury of automotive journalists from numerous outlets in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1994, these awards are the longest-running new-vehicle awards not associated with a single publication, website, radio or television station. Because of the jurors’ independence, these awards are among the most respected in the industry.
The Kia EV6 has a winning combination of a long-distance real-world driving range with ultra-fast charging technology. Developed on a dedicated electric vehicle architecture, EV6 can travel up to 528km on a single charge; it takes just 18 minutes to charge the advanced battery from 10 to 80 percent. Check out the EV6 page in the website to learn more and explore the Kia EV6.