The Kia EV6 electric crossover has been voted ‘2022 German Car of the Year’ in the ‘Premium’ category of the ‘German Car of the Year’ (GCOTY) awards, the Kia Corp. said on Oct. 27.
The prestigious accolade comes at a time when the innovative crossover continues to make its highly anticipated debut around the world.
The EV6 fought off competition from a series of contenders to take the top honor, with the innovative crossover beating a diverse set of rivals that included the Hyundai IONIQ 5, Volkswagen ID.4, Audi Q4 e-tron and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, among others.
A jury consisting of 20 automotive journalists evaluated new models with a base price of between 25,000 and 50,000 euros to determine the overall category winner.
“The EV6 is not only the first Kia based on our new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), it’s also the first car that incorporates our new and bold Opposites United design philosophy as well as the all-new company logo,” said Chief Creative Officer Luc Donckerwolke at Hyundai Motor Group.
“It’s fantastic to see the EV6 win the '2022 German Premium Car of the Year' award,” said President Jason Jeong at Kia Europe. “While the first deliveries of our innovative electric crossover have only just begun, this honor is clear recognition that the EV6 is already setting new standards for driving range, performance, interior space and technology.”