Kia EV6 racks up awards and records

Kia EV6 sets records and wins numerous awards within first months of going on sale

Reuben Van Niekerk
Kia EV6

The Kia brand reinvented itself at the beginning of 2021 with a new name and new logo. The EV6 is the first vehicle launched under this new direction and has been racking up records and awards around the globe since its launch.


Fastest electric vehicle across America

Kia’s EV6 recently set a Guinness World Record for the fastest charging time required to cross the United States in an electric vehicle. During the seven-day trip from New York City to Los Angeles, the Kia EV6 was plugged in for only 7 hours 10 minutes and 1 second, beating previous record holder Tesla by more than five and a half hours.


Crossover of the Year

The Kia EV6 has earned the coveted Crossover of the Year title at the 2021 awards.


The fully electric EV6 impressed Top Gear’s judges thanks to its style, dynamic performance, long electric range and 800 volt ultra fast charging, offering 10-80 percent charge in 18 minutes.


The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated electric car and shows the exciting potential of the company’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform. The EV6 offers buyers a choice of multiple fully electric, zero-emission powertrain configurations, including long-range (77.4kWh) and standard range (58.0kWh) high-voltage battery packs. The EV6 GT-Line is available with both long-range and standard-range battery packs, while the EV6 GT features the long-range battery pack only.


Kia EV6 shortlisted for 2022 European COTY

The Kia EV6 has been shortlisted for the final round of the 2022 European Car of the Year (ECOTY) awards. The innovative electric crossover was provisionally listed among a further 60-odd new models launched this year and has now been selected by the 61 ECOTY jurors from 23 countries for the seven-car shortlist. The overall ECOTY winner will be announced in February.


Since going on sale in Europe the Kia EV6 has made a big impact with media and prospective buyers, with pre-order books closing early after unprecedented demand for the new model. Thanks to ultra fast charging, a 528km range and blistering performance, the EV6 is a mainstream electric vehicle that can be compared to many premium models.


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