Since its debut, the Kia EV6 has been catching the attention of critics and everyday drivers for its standout design, advanced tech, and incredible powertrain. The latest accolade received by the electric Kia comes from the New England Motor Press Association, as the EV6 was given the “2022 Winter Vehicle Award for Best Electric Vehicle.”
Winning an award specifically for a season is not common, but the new EV6 was recognized by the NEMPA for a handful of reasons. Along with its appealing design, the editors appreciated the vehicle’s impressive battery performance in cold weather; this is thanks to Kia’s Winter Mode. In addition, the EV6 was lauded for its heat pump, which was stated as being more efficient than resistive heaters often found on other vehicles.
The NEMPA consists of auto journalists from Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire. This group tested a variety of vehicles year-round, but the award wasn’t given to the EV6 until after testing done in October and February — two months that represent the varied weather you might encounter during winter.
If you want to know more about the 2023 Kia EV6 and all of its outstanding features that make it a great all-around vehicle, feel free to contact our team or come visit us at Gossett Kia in Memphis, Tennessee!