- Introducing Scotland’s annual car of the year awards, with the best vehicle from 12 categories taking an award.
- Pure EVs have taken centre stage, including models from Hyundai and Kia – but the Ioniq 6 took the most prestigious award.
- Previous champions including the Jaguar I-PACE in 2018, and the Skoda Enyaq in 2021.
Of the three awards given out to pure EVs, the KIA EV6 GT won the ‘performance car of the year’ category. In this sporty guise, the EV6 packs 577bhp and accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 3.5 seconds, making it the fastest production car the brand has ever made.
The award panel commented:
“We were bowled over by the high performance and handling prowess of the EV6 GT, but also its abundant quality and all-round ease of use. It’s a powerful car that you can realistically use every day. This potent combination makes the EV6 GT an obvious winner of the ‘Performance Car of the Year’ award.”
Hyundai’s IONIQ 6 was the overall car of the year. The judges praised its combination of sleek interior and exterior styling, and the right balance of low running costs and performance, calling it the ‘perfect car for our times’. It’s not the first esteemed award the IONIQ 6 has received, also receiving the World Car and World Electric Car of the Year awards back in April. Hyundai also took home another award in the form of the best small-to-mid-size EV, with its Kona Electric.