17 Press Releases
07/29/22 ID: 19155
KIA IS MOST AWARDED BRAND IN J.D. POWER 2022 AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE, EXECUTION, AND LAYOUT (APEAL) STUDY
Kia America has earned three J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) awards, including one for the all-new EV6, Kia’s first dedicated EV and first step toward the brand’s transformative ‘Plan S’ global electrification strategy. The electric crossover took the top spot in the Compact SUV segment, while the Carnival MPV and K5 each won their respective segments. The announcement follows the Forte being crowned number one in the compact car segment in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.
07/14/22 ID: 19112
KIA AMERICA PLUGS INTO ELECTRIFY EXPO 2022
Kia America joins cutting-edge mobility companies in a series of five Electrify Expo events to advance electrification. The tour recently kicked off in Long Beach on June 3, where leaders in electrification came together to discuss the key challenges, insights, available research, and trends facing the mobility sector as it moves toward an all-electric future. The series continues July 23 - 24 in Seattle at Husky Stadium. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the all-new Kia EV6 first-hand.
06/17/22 ID: 19093
2022 KIA EV6 WINS WARDSAUTO’S 10 BEST INTERIORS & UX AWARD
The 2022 Kia EV6 was named winner of a Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX award. The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated battery-electric vehicle and is the first step in a projected cadence of efficient and progressive vehicles guided by the brand’s ‘Plan S’ strategy.
05/11/22 ID: 18874
KIA EV6 NAMED U.S. NEWS 2022 ‘BEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE’
The 2022 Kia EV6 has been named to the list of “Best Hybrid and Electric Cars” by U.S. News & World Report. The EV6 beat out dozens of competitors to earn the designation of Best Electric Vehicle in this year’s awards.
02/28/22 ID: 18483
Kia EV6 named 2022 European Car of the Year
The all-new Kia EV6 has been named the 2022 Car of the Year in the prestigious European Car of the Year (COTY) awards. The innovative all-electric crossover was voted the overall winner by a 61-strong jury consisting of highly respected motoring journalists from 23 European countries.
02/22/22 ID: 18475
KIA AMERICA COLLABORATES WITH ELECTRIFY AMERICA TO PROVIDE EV6 BUYERS WITH 1,000 KILOWATT-HOURS CHARGING AT NO ADDITIONAL COST
Kia America and Electrify America have announced a partnership to provide Kia EV6 buyers with 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of complimentary EV charging/energy at any Electrify America station across the U.S. The agreement between the two companies will enable Kia owners 3,500 to 4,000 miles of all-electric driving at no charging cost, depending on the vehicle model and various conditions.
02/11/22 ID: 18468
“ROBO DOG” STAR OF KIA AMERICA’S SUPER BOWL SPOT IS NOW FEATURED IN AN NFT COLLECTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED FIND FOREVER HOMES
Kia America announced its first NFT series, based on “Robo Dog”, the robot puppy and star of Kia’s Super Bowl spot. Partnering with NFT platform Sweet and The Petfinder Foundation, the series is available in three unique and accessible collections with 90-percent of all primary sales proceeds benefiting The Petfinder Foundation to help animals in need find their forever homes. In addition, a 10-percent royalty is written into the smart contract on the blockchain, so whenever a Robo Dog NFT across the series is resold on a participating secondary market, The Petfinder Foundation will again benefit from funding for additional pet adoptions.
02/03/22 ID: 18395
KIA AMERICA RETURNS TO THE SUPER BOWL WITH A FULLY CHARGED “TAIL” OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Debuting ahead of the big game, Kia returns to the Super Bowl with a :60-second spot featuring the all-new, all-electric Kia EV6, the brand’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle. The EV6 is the first of 11 all-new electrified models Kia will introduce globally by 2026 under Kia’s Plan S strategy. The comprehensive marketing campaign includes broadcast, print, out-of-home and social media elements, a special Robo Dog “Turn Around Dance” on TikTok and a QR Code-based “Robo Dogmented Reality” experience that allows users to search for adoptable animals in their local areas through a partnership with the Petfinder Foundation.
01/25/22 ID: 18376
Kia America announces 2022 EV6 pricing
Kia America today announced pricing for the 2022 EV6, the brand’s first dedicated all-electric model, starting at just $33,400 after the $7,500 federal vehicle tax credit.
01/25/22 ID: 18370
ALL-NEW KIA EV6 ELECTRIFIES THE ROADWAYS OF WINE COUNTRY
The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 electrifies the roadways of wine country this week during its national press introduction. The arrival of the brand’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) signals the U.S. launch of Kia’s ‘Plan S’ strategy that will deliver 11 all-new electrified models across the world by 2026.
12/15/21 ID: 18294
KIA ANNOUNCES 310-MILE EPA-CERTIFIED RANGE FOR ALL-NEW EV6
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a maximum all-electric range (AER) of 310 miles for the 2022 Kia EV6 when equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive. The all-electric range (AER) for the entire EV6 lineup was announced ahead of the EV6 going on sale in the first quarter of 2022. More information about the certification is available at Fueleconomy.gov
11/17/21 ID: 18242
ALL-NEW, ALL-ELECTRIC KIA EV6 TAKES GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE IN JOURNEY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
Kia’s all-new 2022 EV6 crossover recently made GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS history, traveling 2,880.5 miles with the shortest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle. During the seven-day trek from New York City to Los Angeles, the Kia EV6 was plugged in for a scant 7 hours 10 minutes and 1 second, beating previous record holder, Tesla, by more than five and a half hours (12 hours, 48 minutes, and 19 seconds).
09/17/21 ID: 17900
KIA AMERICA TAKES OVER PRIMETIME TO INTRODUCE ALL-ELECTRIC EV6 AND THE NEW KIA AMERICA BRAND
The introduction of Kia America’s first dedicated all-electric model – the all-new 2022 EV6 Crossover – continues as the brand once again partnered with the 73RD EMMY® AWARDS and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”. The initiatives follow the May 2021 launch of the EV6 in New York City’s Times Square and will continue to not only introduce the EV6 to U.S. consumers, but also introduce the transformed Kia America brand to the U.S. market through an all-new, 60-second creative campaign that debuts during the 73RD EMMY® AWARDS.
08/10/21 ID: 17673
Kia EV6 achieves product carbon footprint certification from the Carbon Trust
Kia EV6 has achieved product carbon footprint certification and ‘Carbon Measured’ label from the global climate change and sustainability consultancy the Carbon Trust, becoming the first Korean vehicle manufacturer to achieve the certificate.
06/08/21 ID: 17552
KIA AMERICA “FIRST EDITION” EV6 ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROGRAM FULLY RESERVED
The limited run of 1,500 First Edition EV6s have been fully reserved the day the offer became available on Kia.com. Delivery to local dealers is expected in Q1 2022.