Kia EV6, Car of the Year 2022

28/02/2022 - Car of The year

The Kia EV6 has been proclaimed the Car of the Year 2022 with 279 points and 12 best votes at the ceremony that took place today in Geneva. The Renault Mégane E-TECH Electric has been second, with 265 points y 15 best votes, while the last place in the podium has been for the Hyundai Ioniq 5, with 261 points, also with 15 best votes. This is the first time that Kia wins the Car of the Year award, which celebrates the 59th edition.

The rest of the finalists for this year award, with six EV cars of the seven, have been Peugeot 308 (191 points), Skoda Enyaq iV (185), Ford Mustang Mach-E (150) and Cupra Born (144). Six of the finalists were fully electric cars, with the seven model available in either petrol or diesel version, or as a rechargeable plug-in hybrid. In the very start of the 2022 edition, 18 of the 39 first cars of the Long list were electric.

Presented by Alexandra Legouix, with the participation of the president of the COTY jury, Frank Janssen, and the CEO of the GIMS SWISS, Sandro Mesquita, this has been the third occasion that the ceremony was celebrated exclusively online in a row due to the pandemic situation, with the presence of the seven models that competed for this award.

The Jury for the Car of the Year 2022 consisted in this time of 59 members, representing 22 European countries, with the objective of finding the best new car on sale. “We’re still independent from the motoring industry and we still have no category”, said Frank Janssen. “We have only one winner at the end, we don’t provide a trophy for each of the participants, so that’s the reason why this prize is so recognize”.

Kia EV6, Car of the Year 2022
Kia EV6, Car of the Year 2022