Kia EV9 continues its winning streak as the 2024 UK Car of the Year and supreme winner of the 2024 Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year

Kia’s ground-breaking all-electric, seven-seat EV9 continues its global awards spree in March with major wins two prominent competitions: the UK Car of the Year as well as the Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year competitions.  

Already a winner in the SUV category, the Kia EV9 has now also been declared the ‘World's Best Car for 2024’ by an esteemed panel of judges at the Women's Worldwide Car of the Year (WWCOTY). This year’s recognition for the EV9 follows the triumph of the Kia Niro last year, which was named the 'World's Best Car for 2023' in the 2023 WWCOTY awards.

Following in-depth evaluations by 75 women motoring journalists from 52 countries across five continents, the Kia EV9 triumphed over 62 other contenders with its unparalleled versatility and exceptional ability to meet the diverse needs of consumers globally.

The judges praised the EV9 as a ground-breaking addition to the electric vehicle market, citing its affordability, user-friendliness and widespread appeal. Kia's innovation in crafting a large SUV with outstanding aerodynamics and advanced technology, as well the SUV’s family-friendly interior and familiar driving experience, was commended. The versatility and performance of Kia’s flagship model, especially in challenging winter conditions, were highlighted, alongside its spacious interior and robust performance. In addition, Kia was lauded for delivering a future-proof, multi-purpose electric vehicle with exceptional energy efficiency.

Hot on the heels of the WWCOTY award, the EV9 was also named the UK’s Car of the Year 2024, as voted for by 30 of the UK’s top journalists in automotive, business and technology. In addition to winning the overall award, the EV9 also secured victory in the hard-fought ‘Large Crossover’ category.

The EV9 is also a top three finalist in the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle category of the 2024 World Car Awards that will be announced on March 27th, with all things set for the EV9 to follow in the footsteps of the Kia Telluride (2020) and the Kia EV6 GT (2023).


Editor’s notes:

The EV9 is Kia’s first dedicated three-row all-electric SUV. Embodying bold and modern design, the flagship SUV offers the latest in EV technology as well as exceptional versatility and generous space for all occupants. With an 5-star Euro NCAP rating, the EV9 won a 2023 ‘Good Design Award’ in the transportation category, with its ‘Ki’ entertainment system scoring a second ‘Good Design Award’ in the interactive media category. It has also been named to Popular Science’s “2023 Best of What’s New” awards, with the editorial team recognising Kia’s flagship for its inventive use of interior materials that ticked all of the boxes on the publication’s ‘10 Must-have Items’ list.

These awards spearhead a dizzying array of additional accolades for the EV9:

  • Winner of the ‘Luxury’ category in the 2024 German Car of the Year Awards;
  • Winner of a prestigious Golden Steering Wheel Award in the ‘Family Cars’ category;
  • Finalist in the 2024 European Car of the Year Awards;
  • Family Car of the Year at the 2023 Awards;
  • Included in Car and Driver’s “10 Best Trucks and SUV” for 2024;
  • “Best 3-row Electric Vehicle” in the 2024 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards;
  • “Best Family Car to Buy 2024” and overall “Best Car to Buy 2024” by The Car Connection and Green Car Reports;
  • 2024 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year;
  • “Top Rated Electric SUV” and overall “Best of the Best” awards in the Edmunds Top Rated Awards;
  • Finalist in PARENTS Best Family Cars Awards 2024;
  • “Best Electric 7-Seater” in the 2024 What Car? Awards;
  • “Best EV” Award in the 2024 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards; and
  • SUV winner in the 2024 Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year Awards;
  • Supreme winner and ‘World’s Best Car’ in the 2024 Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year Awards;
  • UK Car of the Year 2024