Kia EV9 Named “Car of the Year 2024” in United Kingdom | Automania

Kia EV9 Named “Car of the Year 2024” in United Kingdom |  Automania

The Kia EV9 has been named “Car of the Year 2024” in the UK. The awards celebrate the best new vehicles currently available to UK customers across eight categories.

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The UK Car of the Year jury is made up of 30 journalists working in automotive, business and technology publications across the UK.

In addition to winning the overall award, the EV9 was victorious in the hotly contested “Large Crossover” category. The judges praised the EV9 for several factors, in particular, the model's inherent practicality, modern design and long electric range.

“The super-practical Kia EV9 is probably the vehicle that will wean more drivers away from petrol or diesel cars than any other model. Seven seats, technology, premium quality and enough battery miles are enough to ease range anxiety – and it's great to drive,” said the UK Car of the Year Awards. Co-chairman John Salen said: “Nearly half of our judging panel chose the Kia EV9 as the UK's 'Car of the Year 2024' which is a huge vote of confidence that it is a truly stunning and highly attractive car.”

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“It looks good, has a beautiful interior, and is the first car to combine practicality and the ability to carry seven people in real range,” said Corvo editor-in-chief, Judge Paul Barker.

“The EV9 shows that there are no limits to Kia's seemingly limitless ambition. It's a great option for large families, with six or seven seats and plenty of flexibility to suit cargo needs. But luxurious enough to lure drivers away from premium brand SUVs”, Alex Grant, a journalist focused on fleets Commented.

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Tech journalist Rob Clymo said: “The EV9 makes perfect sense for good action, with better-than-you-expect handling and a combination of great technology to carry anyone with passengers.”

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Paul Philpott, Chairman and CEO of Kia UK, commented on the win: “It's a category win for Kia UK and a great honor to receive the overall 'Car of the Year' award at the 2024 UK Car of the Year Awards. The judges agreed on how impressive the EV9 is. The recognition is made even more significant by being judged by some of the UK's most influential and respected journalists from the automotive, business and technology sectors.We thank the judges for their hard work in judging this year's nominees.

“This prestigious award is a boost to our network of 190 dealerships across the UK as they continue to support customers on their electrification journey and provide them with the best car in the UK.”

Recognition at the “UK Car of the Year 2024” awards is the latest in a series of successes for the EV9. The car went on sale in the UK in January 2024 and has already been announced as a finalist for the “European Car of the Year 2024” award and one of three finalists for the “World Car of the Year 2024” award. International Motor Show. New York Automobile, on March 27, 2024, the SUV also won the Golden Steering Wheel 2023 in the “Family Car” category, was named “German Luxury Car of the Year 2024”, and last week voted “Best” World Car 2024, “Women's World of the Year”. Car” award, demonstrating the wide range of capabilities of the model.

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