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Kia Launches a Limited Edition of the EV6 to Commemorate its Title as North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

The Kia EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition will be offered to only 1,000 customers in the U.S.

  • This limited edition features a unique Forest Green paint colour with exclusive Desert Beige interior upholstery.

  • This edition will be limited to just 1,000 units in the United States.

  • The Kia EV6 won the title of North American Utility Car of the Year in 2023.

The Kia EV6 electric crossover was named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year in 2023 and the automaker decided to celebrate this with a limited edition.

Unveiled earlier today as part of the events held during Monterey Car Week, the EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition will be offered in the United States later this year.

Like each year, the Utility Vehicle of the Year Award is given by a panel of 50 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work in various media. The criteria that made the EV6 stand out from its competitors in the ranking included design, innovation, and value.

2023 Kia EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition | Photo: Kia

Based on the EV6 Wind and GT-Line trim levels, this model will benefit from features taken from both in addition to its own special equipment.

Most easily identified among these features will be the exclusive paint and trim combination of Deep Forest Green paint over Desert Beige upholstery.

Kia says this design choice was made to recall the appearance of classic performance cars, most probably those painted in the famous British Racing Green.

2023 Kia EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition | Photo: Kia

Other exclusive touches include a Car of the Year medallion and the silhouette of the EV6 mounted on a plaque next to the gear selector on the center console.

Like the regular EV6 Wind and GT-Line AWD models it is based on, the limited edition EV6 will be powered by a 77.4 kWh battery and two electric motors that will give it a combined output of 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque.

Taken from the Wind model are the blacked-out wheel arches, side treatments, and both front and rear fasciae, while the GT-Line contributes its 20-inch wheels, sunroof, flat-bottom steering wheel, and heated rear seats.

2023 Kia EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition | Photo: Kia

Other standard features on the EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition include technologies such as Highway Driving Assist 2, an augmented-reality head-up display, a 360-degree camera, blind spot cameras, and forward collision avoidance assist.

Just like every other Kia EV6, this model also benefits from an 800-volt battery architecture that allows it to charge from 10 to 80% in 18 minutes when using compatible DC fast chargers.

2023 Kia EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition | Photo: Kia

Those who want to get their hands on this special version of the EV6 will need to act quickly, however, since as its name implies, its production will be quite limited, at only 1,000 units destined for the United States.

Pricing has yet to be announced and the company hasn’t said if we will get a chance to see it in Canada either, so expect additional details in the coming months.

2023 Kia EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition | Photo: Kia
2023 Kia EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition | Photo: Kia

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