The Kia EV6 has taken out the European Car of the Year. A 59-member jury (there were
61 before the two Russian judges were removed!), made up of automotive journalists from
23 (now 22) European countries, selected the winner from seven models that had made it
to the round of finalists in the first voting last November.

With the trophy for The Car of the Year, the Kia EV6 wins the most prestigious and
coveted award in the automotive world, presented since 1964.

“It’s a nice surprise to see the Kia EV6 receive this award. It was about time that the brand
and the group were rewarded, as they have worked so hard on this car. Kia’s pace of
progress is really impressive.” said the President of the jury of “The Car of the Year” Frank
Janssen after announcing the results.

Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe, commented: “It’s a great honour to have won the
2022 European Car of the Year with the EV6, the first ever Kia to win this prestigious
award. The EV6 is truly a landmark development that’s been designed from the outset to
make electric mobility fun, convenient and accessible by combining a highly impressive
real-world driving range, ultra-fast charging capabilities, a spacious high-tech interior and a
truly rewarding driving experience. The EV6 is an exciting sign of what’s still to come in our
evolving electrified line-up.”

The voting results of the seven finalists of “The Car of the Year” 2022:
Kia EV6: 279 points
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric: 265 points
Hyundai Ioniq 5: 261 points
Peugeot 308 : 191 points
Skoda Enyaq Iv: 185 points
Ford Mustang Mach-E: 150 points
Cupra Born: 144 points

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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