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KIA EV6 Awarded “2022 WINTER VEHICLE AWARD FOR BEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE” BY NEW ENGLAND MOTOR PRESS ASSOCIATION

KIA EV6 Awarded "2022 WINTER VEHICLE AWARD FOR BEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE" BY NEW ENGLAND MOTOR PRESS ASSOCIATION
  • Experts selected the EV6 for its seasonal durability, engineering excellence and expressive design
  • EV6 was chosen by a cohort of more than 50 working journalists in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Islandand Vermont

BOSTON, Aug 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Kia EV6 received the 2022 Winter Vehicle Award for Best Electric Vehicle from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). The EV6 was recognized for its all-round engineering excellence and durability in the harshest of climatic conditions by the New England journalist guild representing the Internet, radio, television, newspapers and magazines.

“Kia’s new logo sums up its new EV6,” said Clifford Atiyeh, Vice-Chairman, NEMPA. “It’s a clean-sheet design that lives in the present and promises an exciting future. The EV6 is a fast electric car that looks like a spaceship, but it’s also practical for all seasons. Winter mode helps maintain battery performance in cold weather, while the heat pump is more efficient than resistance heaters. The four-wheel drive system varies torque almost instantly. These attributes are critical for New England drivers looking to maximize range and performance in the coldest conditions.”

The EV6 was awarded the award after extensive year-round product testing by experienced NEMPA members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Islandand Vermont. After testing days in October and February, including a multi-vehicle test, NEMPA members vote to determine the winners in each category.

The EV6 continues to rise in popularity. To date, more than 14,000 EV6 models have been sold worldwide the United Statesincluding 1,716 vehicles sold in July 2022, which contributed to an 86 percent year-on-year growth in sales of Kia’s electrified vehicles. The EV6 delivers stunning performance, ultra-fast DC charging, vehicle-to-charge (V2L) functionality and a flat-floor interior that uses durable, friendly materials in the cabin. The EV6 offers a wide range of advanced driver assistance systems, adding an unprecedented level of connectivity and safety, as well as Kia’s latest-generation energy-efficient heat pump, which captures waste heat from the car’s cooling system.

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New England Motor Press Association

The New England Motor Press Association is a unified guild of more than 50 working journalists in six states and a committed partner to every major automaker. NEMPA members, who live in the nation’s most populous and diverse markets, provide trusted content to millions of car buyers in New England and nationally on the Internet, radio, television, newspapers and magazines. For 35 years, NEMPA has supported the automotive industry with access to vetted, expanding media, exclusive events and awards that reflect the group’s rigorous vehicle testing and constant recognition of the people who make it all possible. For more information, visit www.nempa.org.

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