KIA EV6 NAMED FINALIST FOR 2023 NORTH AMERICAN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE OF THE YEAR – PR Newswire | CarTailz

Kia’s EV6 is poised to win one of the auto industry’s highest accolades

  • The Kia EV6 follows in the footsteps of the NACTOY-awarded Telluride SUV
  • The innovative offering signals the start of the brand’s transformative “Plan S” electrification strategy

IRVINE, California., November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Kia EV6 marks the Kia brand’s global shift towards sustainable mobility and was named one of three finalists for the 2023 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™.1 This news, announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, comes just three years after the brand’s popular Telluride SUV earned the same recognition and then won the prestigious award.

“The EV6 heralds a new era for our brand as we venture to the forefront of electrification, and we’re honored to have been named a finalist for the coveted North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Award,” said Steven Center , COO and EVP, Kia America. “This innovative EV crossover uses its advanced platform to set the benchmark in all areas, including technology, performance and comfort.”

The NACTOY judges vote on the finalists after spending months driving dozens of new vehicles throughout the year. To be eligible, vehicles must be all new or essentially new and be available at dealerships within a reasonable time of the announcement of the awards taking place on 11th January. This year, the semi-finalists included 13 models in the Utility category.

The EV6 is based on the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The available state-of-the-art 77.4kWh high-density lithium-ion battery has an EPA-estimated range of up to 310 miles2 (Wind RWD and GT-Line RWD models). In addition, the 800V multi-charge architecture enables ultra-fast DC charging capability to charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent in less than 18 minutes.3 In terms of power and performance, the EV6 GT-Line can accelerate from zero to 60 in 4.6 seconds.4

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headquarters in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the top 100 global brands. Kia serves as the NBA’s “Official Automotive Partner” and offers a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles sold through a network of over 750 dealerships across the United States, including several cars and SUVs, which are proudly assembled in America* .

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* K5, Sportage, Sorento and Telluride (excluding HEV and PHEV models) are assembled The United States parts sourced from the US and worldwide.

1 North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ is a trademark of North American Car and Truck of the Year Corporation.
2 EPA estimated range. Your mileage will vary and depends on a number of factors including battery age, vehicle maintenance, charging practices, weather, road/traffic conditions, ambient temperature, driving habits, options, load and others. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. Frequent use of DC fast charging can negatively impact battery performance and life and Kia recommends minimizing the use of DC fast charging.
3 Charge time based on testing by Kia Corporation using an SAE J1772 charger. Actual charging time may vary based on options, driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practices, battery age, weather, temperature and condition of your vehicle. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. Frequent use of DC fast charging can negatively impact battery performance and life and Kia recommends minimizing the use of DC fast charging.
4 Acceleration claims are based on dry pavement results of AMCI test certification of 2022 EV6 GT-Line AWD ESC off. results reported November 2021. Actual results may vary based on options, driving conditions, driving habits and the condition of your vehicle. Verification of these results should not be attempted. Always drive safely and obey all traffic laws.

SOURCE Kia America

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