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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Overall winner

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OVERALL WINNER: Car of the Year 2022

Kia EV6

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Choose any of our 2022 award winners and you’ll be getting an absolutely fantastic car that’s better than all of its direct rivals. However, the overall Car of the Year award is reserved for the model that has moved things on the farthest in the past 12 months. And this year, that’s the Kia EV6.

The electric car market is a particularly exciting one at the moment; sales are booming, prompting all of the major manufacturers to respond by launching new models. But the great news for car buyers is that the heat of competition has inspired car makers to really up their games, and none has done more so than Kia.

Kia EV6 2022 rear

For starters, the EV6 combines a huge real-world range with the ability to charge at speeds that even some Teslas can’t keep up with, addressing two of the biggest concerns that people still have about electric cars.

What’s more, by basing the EV6 on bespoke electric underpinnings rather than a set that’s shared by petrol and diesel models, Kia has been able to take advantage of the compact size of electric motors and produce a car that’s hugely spacious and practical.

Add in its effortless performance, outstanding refinement, competitive pricing and one of the best warranties around, and the striking EV6 doesn’t just look like the future – it feels like it too.

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