Another well deserved award for the Kia EV6.
Each year MotorWeek rolls out the red carpet for our annual Drivers’ Choice Awards.
The cars and trucks are narrowed down based on factors that mattering most to consumers – price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency. Then MotorWeek’s editorial staff selects the best models in a variety of lifestyle categories ranging from family sedan to luxury car, to large utilities and pickups. From that group, an overall best of the year is chosen. MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Awards have been presented annually since 1983.
2023 Kia EV6 wins 2023 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year
The all-electric Kia EV6 has been named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by the North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury. This is the second occasion in four years that the NACTOY jury has named a Kia vehicle as its top choice in the category, and the first win for a Kia electric vehicle.
It’s award season and the finalists for the 2023 World Electric Vehicle of the Year award have been announced. They are »
What’s more, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and the Nissan Ariya, both EVs, are also finalists for the overall 2023 World Car of the Year award. Interestingly the Nissan Ariya didn’t make the final cut for the EV of the Year 🤔. The Kia Niro is a contender for the overall award. The Kia Niro is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a full-time EV.
Other EVs that made the final cut in other categories »
Every year, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) narrow down their selection for their annual Car of the Year award by picking the winning vehicles in each of its 12 categories at the Montreal International Auto Show.
The overall winners for the Canadian Car and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards are then revealed as part of the opening ceremonies for the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto in February.
DrivingElectric Car of the Year 2022 goes to the MG ZS EV
British publication DrivingElectric has announced their award winners for this year »
Car of the Year 2022 » MG ZS EV
Best Urban Electric Car » Fiat 500
Best Value Electric Car » MG ZS EV
Best Family Electric Car » Skoda Enyaq iV
Best Luxury Electric Car » BMW iX
Best Long-Distance Electric Car » Hyundai Ioniq 5
Best Electric Company Car » Tesla Model 3
Best Electric Performance Car » Porsche Taycan
Best Used Electric Car » Nissan Leaf Mk2
Best Small Electric Van » Citroen e-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner, Toyota Proace City Electric, and Vauxhall Combo-e
Best Medium Electric Van » Citroen e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert, Toyota Proace Electric, and Vauxhall Vivaro-e
Best Large Electric Van » Fiat e-Ducato
Technology Award » Hyundai Ioniq 5
Innovation Award » Citroen Ami
Readers’ Favourite Electric Car » Kia EV6
Jürgen Keller, Managing Director Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH; Michael Cole, President & CEO Hyundai Motor Europe
Just half a year after its launch in the German market, Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 has been named 2022 ‘German Car of the Year’ (GCOTY). In the final round of the notable award, the fully-electric midsize CUV prevailed over its world-class competitors.
At the GCOTY awards, the top car model launches of the year compete against one another in five categories: “Compact”, “Premium”, “Luxury”, “New Energy”, and “Performance”. An internationally networked jury of 20 automotive journalists tests and evaluates each product in terms of product features, relevance, and future viability. As the class winner in the “New Energy” category, IONIQ 5 automatically took place – and consequently won – in the final round.