Kia EV9 wins 2024 World Car of the Year award

Updated Apr 02, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Korean-made EV also bagged the 2024 World Electric Vehicle award. 

The World Car Awards has declared the Kia EV9 as the World Car of the Year for 2024. This is the fourth time Kia has won this same award throughout the World Car Award’s 20-year history.

Kia EV9

Kia EV9

Previously in 2023, the Kia EV6 GT secured the World Performance Car title. Earlier in 2020, the Kia Telluride was hailed as the World Car of the Year, while the Kia Soul electric vehicle (EV) won the World Urban Car category. 

In selecting the 2024 World Car of the Year winner, a jury of 100 international automotive journalists from 29 countries were involved. In total, 38 cars from various brands formed the initial entry list for the award in question. Out of that list, the judges previously selected the top three finalists - one was the Kia EV9, while the other two were the BYD Seal and the Volvo EX30. 

Apart from bagging the 2024 World Car of the Year award, the EV9 likewise won the World Electric Vehicle for 2024 from the same awarding body. 

Kia EV9 from the side

Kia EV9 from the side

Other category winners for the 2024 Word Car Awards include the BMW 5 Series and i5 for the 2024 World Luxury Car, the Ioniq 5 N for the 2024 World Performance Car, the Volvo EX30 for the 2024 World Urban Car, and the Toyota Prius for the 2023 World Car Design of the Year. 

Adrian Newey, OBE, the Chief Technology of Red Bull Racing, was likewise declared the 2024 World Car Person of the Year. 

For those unfamiliar, the Kia EV9 is a fully electric midsize crossover. It boasts an eye-catching modern boxy design which takes the current Kia design language for EVs into a more adventurous and macho-looking direction. 

A peek inside the EV9

A peek inside the EV9

In the markets where it is sold, the most potent EV9 variant (Long Range AWD) uses a 99.8 kWh battery and a 380-horsepower electric motor. It also has a range of 541 km as per the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). 

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Know more about Kia


Here is the complete price list for Kia Philippines for 2023. Of note, Kia currently has eleven different models. It has three sedans namely the Soluto, Forte, and Stinger. It also has one hatchback model, the Picanto. For crossovers, it currently has the Sorento, Sportage, Stonic, EV6 and Seltos. It also has the Carnival as its entry into the minivan segment, as well as the K2500 as its light commercial vehicle model. 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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