Kia Wins Wards 'Best Interior' Award For EV6

kia wins wards best interior award for ev6

Kia’s continual improvements are getting noticed by Wards Auto.

Kia has announced in a press release that its latest electric vehicle was named a winner of the prestigious Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX awards. This is the latest accolade received by the automaker as it continues to expand its ‘Plan S’ phase which revolves around its commitment to EVs.

As a reminder, this is what the interior of the EV6 looks like:

The folks over at Wards Auto consider factors such as design, material quality, fit-and-finish of said materials, ergonomics, and value. For the first time, they are throwing interface controls into the mix. This includes infotainment systems, their usability, the display itself, and contributing controls.

2022 marks the first year that the 10 Best Interiors and 10 Best UX awards is now one award, setting a higher standard for automakers to bear.

As for Kia, it can’t be more proud. “The EV6’s modern, bold design elements and interior solutions thoughtfully integrated with intuitive technology reinforce Kia’s future-forward vision for electric vehicles,” said Steven Center, COO and EVP of Kia America.

They have moved more than 10,000 units since the EV6 went on sale in the US earlier this year. This latest accolade is a testament to Kia’s continually evolving brand perception as it works hard to no longer be perceived as a bargain-basement brand with a 10-year warranty.

Case in point? The EV6’s cousin, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, qualified as a finalist for the same award but wasn’t considered a winner. On the other hand, their sister luxury brand, represented by the Genesis GV70, is taking home a 10 Best award.

You can read about the other winners on the list here.

[Images: Kia]

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  • Skippity Skippity on Jul 06, 2022

    Blech. Less screen, more knobs.

  • Syke Syke on Jul 06, 2022

    My sister is seriously looking at one of these when it’s time to trade in the C-class (soon). Given their Sorento has been very good, my excellent experience with Kia’s, and they have one of the really good dealers in the Philadelphia area, it’s their current first choice.

  • Theflyersfan I was living in one part of the world when China and Russia were completing their 21st century scramble of Africa. They were pumping billions into the economies of these countries building new dams, bridges, skyscrapers, freeways/toll roads, utilities, power plants, you know - projects that would benefit the average resident of said location. All they wanted in exchange were the mineral, mining, fishing, timber, etc., rights of said location. And they got them. So during that era when they were looking at global expansion, we were fighting unwinnable wars and our "leaders" on the left were yelling at the "leaders" on the right and vice versa, and what happens when all you do is stare and focus on one thing like DC is known to do? The world moves on around you. And that's what happened here.We had the same opportunity to build Africa up and to make the same deals as other countries, but our "nation building" tends to take place via the conversion from something solid and standing to something in pieces and in rubble. So it looks like we'll continue to have to deal with hostile nations holding our feet into the fire and working through their many geopolitical issues just so we can continue to get cheap electronics and necessary materials in our manufacturing just because we decided around 40+ years ago to ship it all overseas because we wanted to save 50 cents on a pack of socks and the CEOs needed their next quarterly statement to look even better to the shareholders so they could increase their pay and bonuses, consequences be damned.
  • DweezilSFV I didn't think GM could make a worse looking truck than their full-sizers.Success.
  • DweezilSFV GM. Still trying to make OnStar happen.And still the answer to a question no one ever asked.
  • Corey Lewis Look, here's the voice warning record player!http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/datsun_810_maxima_voice_box.jpg
  • Buickman as Donnie Brosco said... Forget about it.
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