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 Crimson Dot Design ‘Best of the Best’ and ‘Innovative Products’ awards
Eight Kia autos win TSP and TSP+ awards from Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security
New vehicles are briefly provide in Sri Lanka, however house owners of Kia vehicles have trigger to cheer the favored Korean nameplate which has roared into 2022 profitable the coveted European Automotive of the 12 months award, two Crimson Dot Design awards and a exceptional eight Prime Security Decide (TSP) awards from the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (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 nil emissions, has been topped the ‘2022 Car of the Year’ on the prestigious European Automotive of the 12 months (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 Automotive of the 12 months award.
The EV6 additionally claimed general victory on the prestigious 2022 Crimson Dot Design Awards, one of many largest design competitions on this planet, profitable the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ accolade for its pioneering and forward-looking design and the Crimson 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 acquired 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, authentic 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 will need to have a minimum of one obtainable headlight system that earns a “Good” or “Acceptable” ranking. For a TSP+ designation, the “Good” or “Acceptable” headlight system should be customary gear.
Kia Motors (Lanka) Managing Director Mr Andrew Perera described the information of those awards as electrifying information for Kia fans in Sri Lanka who’ve been unable to expertise the most recent fashions on account of import restrictions to preserve international change. “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 mentioned.
The Kia EV6 is positioned because the embodiment of the brand new Kia. It may 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 velocity 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 Automotive of the 12 months awards, the Kia EV6 was voted the general winner by a 61-strong jury consisting of extremely revered motoring journalists from 23 European international locations. 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 all the way down to a seven-strong shortlist, six of which had been electrical autos (EVs), additional demonstrating the rising significance of electrical autos to customers as society transitions in the 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 out to be a number one international sustainable mobility options supplier.
The 2022 European Automotive of the 12 months award is the most recent in a rising variety of top-notch awards bestowed on the Kia EV6 since its introduction final 12 months. Different titles not too long ago gained embody: 2022 Irish Automotive of the 12 months; 2022 What Automotive? ‘Car of the Year’; ‘Crossover of the Year’ on the TopGear.com 2021 awards; ‘Premium’ winner within the German Automotive of the 12 months 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 elements sellers in Colombo, Moratuwa, Gampaha, Kandy, Ratnapura, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa and Matara.