KIA EV6 named New Car of the Year 2023 at Auto Trader Awards​

It takes a very special vehicle to be recognised as the UK’s New Car of the Year 2023. The Kia EV6 easily took the crown, being chosen from a very discerning consumer vote of 220,000 at the seventh annual Auto Trader New Car Awards, marking the fourth consecutive year that an EV has scooped the top prize.

The EV6 is fully electric with a range up to 328 miles and it certainly goes the distance.

This year, no less than nine electric models won one of the 23 different award categories, the highest number since the inaugural Auto Trader New Car Awards in 2017, and with two hybrid models winning their respective categories, 58% of the model specific awards this year were low emission vehicles.

Erin Baker said: “After a challenging few years, we’ve seen the new car market bounce back from recent lows with May marking the 10th consecutive month of sales growth. This is not only the result of supply taps reopening, but also the wave of exciting new models and updates released over the last year which have really captured the attention of car buyers. With so much choice in the market, it can be a challenge for people to find the right car, which is where our Awards can help. With such an enormous number of owners telling us exactly how they feel about their car, they’re the most accurate indicator of consumer opinion. And with categories based on how owners actually use their cars in the ‘real-world’, it offers buyers invaluable insight into which makes and models could best suit their lifestyle.”