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Kia wins European Car of the Year, 2 Red Dot Design awards + 8 Travel Safety awards – The Island

Kia EV6 battery electrical automobile wins first ‘Car of the Year’ award for Korean carmaker, beating Ford Mustang Mach-E, Peugeot 308, Hyundai IONIQ 5, Renault Mégane E-Tech and others

EV6 additionally awarded Red Dot Design ‘Best of the Best’ and ‘Innovative Products’ awards

Eight Kia autos win TSP and TSP+ awards from Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Safety

New vehicles are briefly provide in Sri Lanka, however house owners of Kia cars have trigger to cheer the favored Korean nameplate which has roared into 2022 successful the coveted European Car of the Year award, two Red Dot Design awards and a exceptional eight Prime Safety Decide (TSP) awards from the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Safety (IIHS).

Kia’s revolutionary EV6, the model’s first devoted battery electrical automobile (BEV), which stands out for its ultra-fast charging, swift acceleration and 0 emissions, has been topped the ‘2022 Car of the Year’ on the prestigious European Car of the Year (COTY) Awards, beating the shortlisted Hyundai IONIQ 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Škoda Enyaq iV, Cupra Born, Renault Mégane E-Tech and Peugeot 308. Notably, the EV6 is the primary Kia car to win an European Car of the Year award.

The EV6 additionally claimed total victory on the prestigious 2022 Red Dot Design Awards, one of many largest design competitions on the planet, successful the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ accolade for its pioneering and forward-looking design and the Red Dot class award for ‘Innovative Products.’

In the meantime, the Kia Telluride, Sorento, Seltos and Carnival constructed after March 2021 (with particular headlights), in addition to the Kia Sportage and Soul (with optionally available entrance crash prevention and particular headlights) have all obtained TSP awards, whereas the Kia K5 and Stinger sedans have certified as TSP+ winners.

All 2022 TSP winners earned “Good” rankings in six crashworthiness exams – driver-side small overlap entrance, passenger-side small overlap entrance, reasonable overlap entrance, unique facet, roof energy and head restraint exams – in addition to an “Advanced” or “Superior” ranking for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian entrance crash prevention evaluations. As well as, the automobile should have at the very least one out there headlight system that earns a “Good” or “Acceptable” ranking. For a TSP+ designation, the “Good” or “Acceptable” headlight system have to be customary tools.

Kia Motors (Lanka) Managing Director Mr Andrew Perera described the information of those awards as electrifying information for Kia fanatics in Sri Lanka who’ve been unable to expertise the newest fashions as a consequence of import restrictions to preserve international alternate. “The EV6 in particular is an exciting sign of what’s still to come in our evolving electrified line-up, and we look forward to the time when we can resume the import of new world-class models from Kia, including the award winning EV6 which combines the best of eco-friendly operation with adrenaline-pumping performance,” he stated.

The Kia EV6 is positioned because the embodiment of the brand new Kia. It could possibly speed up from 0-100 kmph in simply 5.2 seconds in the usual model and in an eye-watering 3.5 seconds within the GT model, can attain a prime pace of 260 kmph, can cowl as much as 528 kms on a single cost within the long-range model and obtain 800V high-speed cost from 10 to 80 per cent in simply 18 minutes, all with zero emissions.

On the 2022 European Car of the Year awards, the Kia EV6 was voted the general winner by a 61-strong jury consisting of extremely revered motoring journalists from 23 European nations. The SUV was initially listed for consideration for the ‘European Car of the Year’ Award alongside over sixty fashions that launched in 2021. In November 2021, the COTY jury whittled this longlist right down to a seven-strong shortlist, six of which have been electrical autos (EVs), additional demonstrating the rising significance of electrical autos to shoppers as society transitions in direction of a brand new mobility future.

The EV6 is the primary of seven devoted EV fashions Kia plans to launch by 2026. The all-electric crossover will play a key function within the firm’s plans to turn into a number one international sustainable mobility options supplier.

The 2022 European Car of the Year award is the newest in a rising variety of top-notch awards bestowed on the Kia EV6 since its introduction final yr. Different titles just lately received embrace: 2022 Irish Car of the Year; 2022 What Car? ‘Car of the Year’; ‘Crossover of the Year’ on the 2021 awards; ‘Premium’ winner within the German Car of the Year 2022 awards; and joint winner of the inaugural ‘Best Cars of the Year’ 2021/2022 awards.

Kia Motors (Lanka) has represented the Kia model in Sri Lanka since 1996 and has been instrumental in making it one of many best-regarded car manufacturers within the nation. The Firm’s Rs 800 million Logistics Centre in Malabe is supported by a gross sales and repair community spearheaded by wholly-owned subsidiaries Carplan and Autopoint (Kurunegala) as 3S sellers. Kia Motors (Lanka) additionally has showrooms in Kandy and Matara, has appointed Service Sellers in Ampara, Galle and Ratnapura, and franchised spare components sellers in Colombo, Moratuwa, Gampaha, Kandy, Ratnapura, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa and Matara.

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