The Kia EV6 has been crowned 2022 Car of the Year at the European Car of the Year (COTY) awards. The South Korean carmaker’s all-electric crossover was voted the overall winner by a 61-strong jury comprising motoring journalists from 23 European countries. 

The EV6 was initially listed for consideration for 2022’s Car of the Year award alongside over 60 models that were launched during 2021. From making the shortlist, the Kia bested its competition – the Hyundai IONIQ 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Škoda Enyaq iV, Cupra Born, Renault Mégane E-Tech and Peugeot 30 – for the top spot. 

“It’s a great honour to have won the 2022 European Car of the Year with the EV6, the first-ever Kia to win this prestigious award,” said Jason Jeong, president at Kia Europe. “The EV6 is truly a landmark development that’s been designed from the outset to make electric mobility fun, convenient and accessible by combining a highly impressive real-world driving range, ultra-fast charging capabilities, a spacious high-tech interior and a truly rewarding driving experience. The EV6 is an exciting sign of what’s still to come in our evolving electrified line-up.”