August 13, 2022

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This is the car of the year 2022!

This is the car of the year 2022!

It’s time: we know what the 2022 Car of the Year is. The Kia EV6 wins the award!

Photography: Martijn Bravenboer

The Korean electric car got 279 votes. This puts the Kia EV6 on the list of illustrious winners. Last year, the Toyota Yaris won the award, while the Peugeot 208 won in 2020. It’s been three years since an electric car won the Car of the Year award. In 2019, the Jaguar I-Pace won. The first car to win was the Rover 2000, in 1964.

The Dutch jury consists of Frank Boma (ANWB), Jaco Bilsma (Autovice) and Peter Hillhurst (Autovisie/De Telegraaf). Together they gave the Cobra Born 1 point, the Peugeot 308 2 points. The Ford Mustang Mach-E had a 5, while the Skoda Enyaq iV had a 9. The Kia EV6 and Renault Megane E-Tech each got 22 and 10. Respectively, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 was the favorite with a score of 26.

Almost everyone is an electrician

Not surprisingly, the electric car is now the Car of the Year again. After all, six of the finalists have an electric motor. The Cupra Born, Skoda Enyaq, Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Renault Megane E-Tech are all fully electric. Only the Peugeot 308 is available with a combustion engine. An electric version will also be available in due course.

The car that would become the Car of the Year 2022 was exciting until the end of the election. The judges gave many points to the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric, but also to the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The latter EV is of course the technical counterpart to the Kia EV6 and uses the same powerful platform, called E-GMP.

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So what makes the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 so special is that platform. Both models operate on 800 volts, which means that cars can be charged very quickly, among other things. With a maximum power of 240 kW, it can charge from 10 to 80 percent within 20 minutes. No car in either model’s price range can match that. Only the advanced and much more expensive Audi E-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan do something similar. In addition, both cars with a wheelbase of 3 meters are very spacious, have a large range and a beautiful interior.

Ionic 5 third

Thus, the Kia EV6 wins the award, although the Ioniq 5 closely followed. With 261 points, the other Korean electric car comes in third. Renault Megane E-Tech Electric wins silver.

This is the Car of the Year election result:

  1. Kia EV6 (279 votes)
  2. Renault Megane E-Tech Electric (265)
  3. Hyundai Ioniq 5 (261)
  4. Peugeot 308 (191)
  5. Skoda Elegant IV (185)
  6. Ford Mustang Mach-E (150)
  7. Cobra Born (144)

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