The new Kia EV6 electric crossover has been voted the ‘2022 German Car of the Year’ in the ‘Premium’ category of the ‘German Car of the Year’ (GCOTY) Awards. The car has received this coveted honor at a time when the crossover continues to make its much-awaited debut across the globe.
The EV6 competed with many contenders to clinch the honor. These included the Hyundai IONIQ 5, Volkswagen ID.4, Audi Q4 e-Tron and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and many more. A jury of 20 automobile journalists evaluated new models with a base price of between 25,000 and 50,000 euros to decide the winner of the overall category.
Luke Donkerwolke, Chief Creative Officer, Hyundai Motor Group, said, “The EV6 is not only the first car from Kia to be based on our new electric-global modular platform (e-GMP). It is also the first car to be launched against our new and bolder United Incorporates the design philosophy as well as the new company logo.” He added, “The EV6’s emotive design, dynamic performance, impressive driving range, and ultra-fast charging capabilities make it a truly unique car. We are proud to have won the premium German Car of the Year award from our Dynamic Kia team. testifies to the splendid work.”
Kia recently started booking the EV6 in the US. In which the first lot of the car was sold within a few hours of the start of the booking. 1500 units of this electric car were kept in the first lot, which the customers booked shortly. The specialty of the Kia EV6 electric SUV is that its battery can be charged so much in just 5 minutes that it can cover a distance of up to 112 km. Let us tell you that this electric car from Kia Motors will give tough competition to Tesla cars which give more range.
New 2022 Kia EV6 Car Three Variants
The Kia EV6 is the company’s first dedicated electric car that was introduced recently. The Kia EV6 car has been built on the company’s new EV platform. This platform will also be used in the Hyundai IONIQ 5. This SUV has been introduced in three trims – EV6, EV6 GT, and EV6 GT Line. With this, the Kia EV6 is the first example of the company’s new design philosophy that will be seen in the company’s upcoming cars. The EV6 has been designed under the brand new design philosophy ‘Opposites United’, which draws inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity. The company’s new logo will also be seen in this electric vehicle.
New Kia EV6 Battery and Dimensions
The Kia EV6 electric car will get two battery packs. A battery pack of 77.4 kWh has been given in the long-range variant. At the same time, a battery pack of 58.0 kWh is available in the standard variant of the car. Both these battery packs have been given in the EV6 GT-line. But the EV6 GT will only get the long-range battery pack. This is the company’s first electric car in which both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive options have been given. The EV6 measures 4,680 mm in length, 1,880 mm in width, and 1,550 mm in height. The wheelbase of this car is 2,900 mm.
Kia EV6 Power and Speed
The 2-wheel drive variant of the long-range variant of the EV6 gets a battery pack of 77.4 kWh, which will give a driving range of up to 510 km on full charging. It has an electric motor of 168 kW power which generates power of 229 PS. At the same time, an electric motor of 239 kW power has been given in the 4-wheel drive variant. This motor generates a power of 325 PS. This electric crossover SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 5.2 seconds.
The EV6 is powered by a 125 kW electric motor in the 2-wheel drive variant of the standard range variant. At the same time, a 173 kW electric motor is available in its 4-wheel drive variant. This variant can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 6.2 seconds.
Kia EV6 GT Trim Power
The 4-wheel drive GT version of the EV6 electric crossover is powered by a 430kW dual motor. It generates torque of 740 Nm. The company claims that this variant can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 3.5 seconds. The top speed of this variant is 260 km/h. Let us know that a special limited sleep software is available in this variant.
Kia EV6 Charging
The Kia EV6 electric car gets 800V and 400V charging systems. This EV6 charges the car from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. The special thing is that this electric SUV gets so charged in just 4 minutes 30 seconds that it can easily travel up to 100 distances. The company claims that the Kia EV6 electric SUV will give a driving range of 510 km on full charging.
Kia EV6 Features
Kia promises to give you more space than any other car in this segment. While the Hyundai gets a flat dashboard design, the EV6 gets the cockpit wrapped around the driver’s seat. It gets a large digital instrument cluster and central infotainment screen integrated into a curved black dashboard. It has a two-spoke steering wheel. A floating two-story center console is found between the front seats, which gets a start button, rotating gear lever. Along with this, something like a storage compartment with a lot of space is also present.