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Kia EV9 Shines at 2024 World Car Awards in New York

Unveiling the Winners of the 2024 World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show

  • Kia EV9 wins World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle at New York Auto Show.

  • This victory marks Kia’s fifth win in the World Car Awards’ 20-year history.

  • Other category winners include BMW 5 Series/i5, Hyundai IONIQ 5 N, Volvo EX30, and Toyota Prius.


The Kia EV9 emerged as the star of the 2024 World Car Awards, clinching both the prestigious World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle titles at a ceremony held during the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday.

This marks the fifth World Car Award for the South Korean automaker in the awards’ 20-year history.

“We are hugely honoured that the 2024 EV9 has been named the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle,” said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO at Kia. “This triumph is a testament to our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and design excellence.”

Kia’s journey at the World Car Awards has been remarkable, with previous accolades including the 2020 World Car of the Year for the Kia Telluride and the 2020 World Urban Car for the Kia Soul EV.

In the other categories, the BMW 5 Series/i5 claimed the World Luxury Car award, while the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N took home the World Performance Car title. The Volvo EX30 won World Urban Car, and the Toyota Prius was named World Car Design of the Year.

The winners were selected by a jury of 59 automotive journalists from 24 countries, who evaluated entries based on factors such as design, performance, safety, and environmental impact.

Notably, Kia’s EV9 faced stiff competition from finalists like the BYD Seal/Atto 4 and Volvo EX30 in the World Car of the Year category, and the BMW i5 and Volvo EX30 in the World Electric Vehicle segment.

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