The Automotive Protection Association (APA) has evaluated three new electric SUVs: the Hyundai Ioniq 5 Preferred Ultimate, the Kia EV6 AWD LR GT-Line Group 2 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge Ultimate.
For this test, the Automotive Protection Association (APA) evaluated three electric SUVs. Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 share a common platform and several components; they were introduced for the 2022 model year. Also introduced for the 2022 model year, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is an all-electric version of the XC40 range offered with a conventional petrol engine from 2019.
The Korean subsidiaries of Hyundai and Kia were among the first to turn to electrification, launching their first all-electric vehicle in 2010. started in America. With two newcomers for 2022, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, these manufacturers are offering larger vehicles both in terms of size and level of luxury. As for the Volvo XC40 Recharge, it’s a conversion of the XC40, the manufacturer’s first all-electric offering. Volvo plans to offer only electric vehicles by 2030, while Hyundai and Kia have pledged to do so by 2040.
The list of electric SUVs is growing. We’re thinking about the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y, which we posted road tests in November 2021, and the Volkswagen ID.4. 2023 will bring the Nissan Ariya, Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X, not to mention the many offerings from luxury brands (BMW, Genesis, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus).
Our tested Hyundai and Kia vehicles were all-wheel drive and long-distance. The Volvo XC40 Recharge comes standard with all-wheel drive and a single-capacity battery. See what our testers think.
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