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Double honours at World Car Awards

The 2024 Kia EV9 achieved a dual victory at the 2024 World Car Awards. Revealed during a live announcement at the World Car Awards ceremony at the New York Auto Show, the EV9 secured prestigious titles of World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle.

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.

Based on the E-GMP platform, the EV9 is the first Kia to feature fourth-generation battery technology for improved performance. Established in 2003, the World Car Awards are renowned globally as a premier standard for automotive excellence and leadership, celebrating accomplishments within a rapidly changing automotive industry.

“We are hugely honoured that the 2024 EV9 has been named the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle. This triumph is a testament to our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and design excellence.

“The Kia EV9’s continued success will drive us to keep delivering exceptional vehicles that redefine the driving experience for customers around the world,” Kia President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ho Sung Song said.

Two wins in the World Car Awards add to the haul of accolades for the 2024 Kia EV9.

Since its introduction as Kia’s first dedicated three-row EV sports utility vehicle (SUV), the EV9 has collected a number of prizes, including winning the ‘Family Cars’ category of the Golden Steering Wheel Awards, the 2024 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, and ‘Best Premium SUV’ at the 2023 Newsweek Autos Awards.

The Kia EV9. PHOTO: KIA
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