Kia’s EV9 Soars to New Heights at the 2024 World Car Awards

At the 2024 World Car Awards, Kia’s EV9 not only grabbed attention but also clinched two of the most prestigious titles: World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle. These awards underscore Kia’s steadfast innovation and leadership in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape, marking a historic moment for the automaker with its fourth and fifth wins since 2020.


The Kia EV9, a standout for its modern engineering, offers a glimpse into the future of electric mobility. It combines an innovative design with a spacious interior that comfortably accommodates seven passengers and competitive pricing. Notably, it is Kia’s pioneering venture featuring fourth-generation battery technology within the E-GMP platform, enhancing its overall performance and efficiency.


The accolades received by the EV9 were the result of a rigorous selection process led by a panel of 100 automotive journalists from across 29 countries, evaluating vehicles on innovation, design, and performance. This stringent scrutiny by experts highlights the Kia EV9’s exceptional qualities that stood out among its peers.


Kia’s history of excellence, evidenced by previous wins at the World Car Awards for models like the Telluride, Soul EV, and EV6 GT, reflects the brand’s continuous commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in automotive technology and design.


Adding depth to the narrative, Ho Sung Song, President and CEO at Kia, expressed his pride and optimism following the EV9’s wins: “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.”


Beyond the World Car Awards, the EV9 has garnered several other accolades, reinforcing its standing in the automotive world. Among these are the Golden Steering Wheel Awards, North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, and the Best Premium SUV at the Newsweek Autos Awards, which together affirm the EV9’s remarkable impact and reception in the industry.


“EV9 is a clear representation of Kia’s vision, and further evidence of our dedication to quality. This award cements Kia’s standing as the frontrunner in sustainable mobility solutions that go beyond conventional automobiles. We share this honour with our global teams who contributed their utmost efforts to drive EV9’s success,” said Seungkyu (Sean) Yoon, President and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America.