Kia EV9 crowned World Car of the Year 2024

Kia EV9

The Kia EV9 has done the double at the 2024 World Car Awards, securing both the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle titles.

Selected by a jury of 100 automotive journalists representing 29 countries, the World Car Awards recognised the Kia EV9’s innovative design, spacious seven-seat interior, and competitive price point.

Since its launch, Kia’s first dedicated three-row EV SUV has collected a number of prizes, including winning ‘Family Car of the Year’ at the 2023 Awards, overall ‘Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Premium Electric Car’ at the 2024 DrivingElectric Awards; and most recently ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’.

“We are hugely honoured that the 2024 EV9 has been named the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle,” said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO at Kia.

“This triumph is a testament to our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and design excellence.”

The EV9 beat off competition from the Volvo EX30 and BYD Seal for the overall title, plus the BMW i5 (and Volvo again) in the electric vehicle contest.

However, the Volvo EX30 didn’t miss out completely and was voted World Urban Car of the Year, while the Toyota Prius carried off the Design of the Year.

The BMW 5 Series was named World Luxury Car of the Year and the World Performance Car of the Year was Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 N.

Motorsport legend Adrian Newey, currently Chief Technical Officer of the Red Bull Racing F1 team, was named World Car Person of the Year.

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