Kia’s EV6 electric crossover receives highest safety rating in latest 2022 Euro NCAP crash tests
- Kia EV6 electric crossover received top safety rating in latest Euro NCAP crash tests
- Results include a score of 90% for adult occupant protection and 86% for child occupant protection
- The EV6’s high-strength global electric modular platform and exceptional torsional stiffness bolster the EV6’s safety credentials
- The SUV includes safety features such as electronic stability control, vehicle stability management and seven advanced airbags as standard
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The Kia EV6 all-electric crossover has received the highest safety rating following extensive testing by Euro NCAP, Europe’s leading independent safety testing body.
The EV6 earned the maximum rating of five stars, demonstrating the vehicle’s impressive safety qualities.
According MotorPressthe EV6 achieved 90% for adult occupant protection, 86% for child occupant protection, 64% for vulnerable road users including pedestrians, and 87% in the “safety assistance” category , which rates a vehicle based on the availability of a full suite of collision avoidance technologies.
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Euro NCAP praised the EV6’s cabin for its stability in the frontal impact test and for providing good protection for the knees and femurs of all occupants, according to Kia. Tests on the front seats and head restraints have shown good protection against whiplash in the event of a rear collision. In the side barrier test and the more severe pole impact test, the EV6 scored full marks, providing solid protection to all critical body areas for drivers and passengers.
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The EV6 also performed well in child occupancy tests, with the vehicle protecting all critical areas of the body of the mannequins representing the six- and 10-year-old passengers. When testing the EV6’s safety assist technologies, Euro NCAP highlighted the performance of the vehicle’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system, which responded well to other vehicles and avoided impacts in most test scenarios.
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Other safety features highlighted by EuroNCAP were the EV6’s Multi-Collision Braking (MCB) system which automatically applies the brakes after an impact to prevent secondary collisions and an eCall system which alerts emergency services in the event of an accident. ‘accident.
Kia EV6 wins the title of European Car of the Year 2022, 1st victory for the brand with its electric crossover
The all-new Kia EV6 has been named Car of the Year 2022 as part of the prestigious European Car of the Year (COTY) awards, the first Kia to win the award, Briefly News reports.
The 61-member jury, made up of motoring journalists from 23 countries, selected the winner from seven models that made it to the finalists in the first vote last November.
With the “Car of the Year” trophy, the Kia EV6 wins the most prestigious and coveted prize in the automotive world, awarded since 1964. The results of the vote of the seven finalists for “The Car of the Year” 2022 were as follows: Kia EV6 – 279 points, Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric – 265 points, Hyundai Ioniq 5 – 261 points, Peugeot 308 – 191 points, Skoda Enyaq iV – 185 points, Ford Mustang Mach-E – 150 points and Cupra Born – 144 points.
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