February 19, 2022 – Kia Ireland are still celebrating last weeks award of Irish Car of the Year 2022 for the EV6. Kia also won this this award in 2020 for the Kia Soul making them back to back winners as no award was made in 2021
The EV6 Kia’s first dedicated first dedicated battery-electric vehicle has proved popular in other European countries with an ever growing trophy cabinet for its designers and engineers.
Just this week the EV6 scooped up a win in the ‘Family SUV and Crossover’ category at the renowned Trophée de L’argus awards 2022 in France
These latest wins follows multiple awards already bestowed on EV6 from various leading industry publications and experts across Europe. Accolades to date include: winner of 2022 What Car? ‘Car of the Year’ awards; ‘Crossover of the Year’ at the TopGear.com 2021 awards; ‘Premium’ winner in the German Car of the Year 2022 awards; and joint winner of the inaugural ‘Best Cars of the Year’ 2021/2022 awards. The EV6 has also been shortlisted in the 2022 European Car of the Year awards, with the winner announced on February 28.
Ronan Flood Managing Director of Kia Ireland , commented, "We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. The competition was extremely tough this year with many new high profile entrants to the market .It is to the credit of our designers and engineers who created this cutting-edge model that EV6 emerged as the choice of the jurors for this years Irish Car of the Year.”
“I would like to thank the members of the ICOTY jury who recognized the unique characteristics of this car and also the Kia customers who are literally queueing to get their hands on EV6.“
The Continental Irish Car of the Year award was established in 1978.It is organised and judged by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) and Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP) a grouping of Irish motoring journalists drawn from all over Ireland .This year 34 models qualified for the award. From these emerged seven segment winners,from which seven - EV6 was chosen as the over all winner.