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Kia EV6 is car of the year 2022

March 4, 2022

All EVs

The Kia EV6 was chosen as the best car from a selection of seven contenders, almost all of which are electric, except for the Peugeot 308. The Cupra Born, Skoda Enyaq, Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric are all 100% electric cars. Never before have so many electric cars been included in the list of nominees.

Result Car of the Year 2022

The cars are assessed on the basis of design, comfort, safety, consumption, driving characteristics, performance, functionality, environmental impact and price. The jury members (automotive journalists from several countries) each receive 25 points, which they must give to at least five cars from the list, with a maximum of ten points per car. One car may have the highest score.

Below are the results of the Car of the Year 2022:

  1. Kia EV6 – 279 points
  2. Renault Mégane e-Tech Electric – 265 points
  3. Hyundai Ioniq 5 – 261 points
  4. Peugeot 308 – 191 points
  5. Skoda Enyaq iV – 185 points
  6. Ford Mustang Mach-E – 150 points
  7. Cupra Born – 144 points

Not the first EV ever

The Kia EV6 is not the first EV to call itself Car of the Year. In 2019, the Jaguar I-Pace won as an electric car. In the years since, cars have won that are available with a (partly) electric drive. The Peugeot 208 won the prize in 2020 and the Toyota Yaris took the prize in 2021.

“Excellent EV”, according to the jury

The Kia EV6 is praised for its sporty character, range and ultra-fast charging that can also be found in the much more expensive Porsche Taycan and Audi E-Tron GT. The interior, sportiness and balance of the car were the deciding factors for the jury to choose the EV6 over the Ioniq 5 , Hyundai’s equivalent.