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Kia EV9 is crowned 2024 World Car of the Year

Kia EV9 is World Car of the Year

The Kia EV9 has won the 2024 World Car of the Year award, announced at this week’s New York Motor Show.

The large family SUV, dubbed ‘a Range Rover for the modern era’, took the World Electric Vehicle category as well as the ultimate honour of World Car of the Year, from a final fully-electric shortlist that included the BYD Seal and Volvo EX30.

A jury of 100 distinguished automotive journalists representing 29 countries recognised the Kia EV9’s innovative design, commendable range, spacious seven-seat interior and competitive price point.

Founded in 2003, previous winners of the World Car of the Year award include the Hyundai IONIQ 6 (2023), Hyundai IONIQ 5 (2022) and Volkswagen ID.4 (2021), highlighting the rise and popularity of electric cars.

Ho Sung Song, President and CEO at Kia, said: “We are hugely honoured that the Kia 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.”

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