Kia EV9 wins 2024 World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle

In a groundbreaking triumph at the 2024 World Car Awards, the 2024 Kia EV9 has secured a prestigious double victory, clinching the titles of both World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle. The electrifying announcement unfolded during the World Car Awards ceremony at the New York Auto Show, marking a historic moment for Kia and the automotive industry at large.

Handpicked by a panel of 100 esteemed automotive journalists representing 29 nations, the accolades bestowed upon the Kia EV9 underscore its groundbreaking design, spacious seven-seat interior, and competitive pricing. Built on the innovative E-GMP platform, the EV9 stands as Kia’s pioneer model to integrate fourth-generation battery technology, promising enhanced performance and efficiency.

Established in 2003, the World Car Awards stand as a beacon of automotive excellence, celebrating outstanding achievements amidst an ever-evolving industry landscape. Kia’s triumph at the 2024 event adds to its illustrious track record, with previous wins including the Telluride as World Car of the Year and the Soul EV as World Urban Car in 2020, alongside the Kia EV6 GT’s victory as World Performance Car of the Year in 2023.

Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia, expressed profound gratitude for the prestigious recognition, emphasizing Kia’s steadfast dedication to technological innovation and design brilliance. He remarked, “This triumph is a testament to our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and design excellence.”

The dual triumph at the World Car Awards represents the pinnacle of a series of accolades garnered by the 2024 Kia EV9. Since its debut as Kia’s inaugural dedicated three-row EV SUV, the EV9 has amassed an impressive array of honors, including the ‘Family Cars’ category at the Golden Steering Wheel Awards, the 2024 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, and the title of ‘Best Premium SUV’ at the 2023 Newsweek Autos Awards.

Sean Yoon, President and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America, hailed the EV9 as a manifestation of Kia’s visionary ethos, underlining the company’s unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability. He remarked, “This award cements Kia’s standing as the frontrunner in sustainable mobility solutions.”

The triumph of the 2024 Kia EV9 at the World Car Awards not only underscores Kia’s dominance in the realm of electric mobility but also heralds a new era of automotive excellence, redefining the driving experience for customers worldwide.

Carlos Miguel Divino

Carlos Miguel Divino

Carlos has lived and breathed cars his entire life. His abundant wealth of knowledge, extensive seat time on the world's best driving roads, and unsatiable curiosity for anything with wheels all mesh together to produce works of passion. IG: Email: [email protected]

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