Kia EV9 Crowned ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’

In a testament to its outstanding performance and innovation, the Kia EV9 has been bestowed with the prestigious title of ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’. This accolade comes as a result of the UK Car of the Year Awards, which celebrates the finest new vehicles available to discerning UK customers across eight distinct categories.

The distinguished panel of judges, comprising 30 esteemed journalists hailing from various automotive, business, and tech publications across the UK, carefully deliberated over eligible cars launched within the past 12 months. Among stiff competition, the EV9 emerged triumphant, not only securing the overall award but also clinching victory in the fiercely contested ‘Large Crossover’ category.

Renowned for its innate practicality, contemporary design, and impressive electric driving range, the EV9 garnered widespread acclaim from the judging panel. John Challen, co-chairman of the UK Car of the Year Awards, lauded the EV9’s versatility, noting its potential to entice drivers away from conventional petrol or diesel vehicles. Furthermore, judge Paul Barker, Managing Editor of Carwow, praised the EV9 for its spacious interior, practicality, and remarkable electric range, affirming its status as a game-changer in the automotive landscape.

Echoing similar sentiments, Alex Grant, a respected fleet-focused journalist, commended Kia’s unwavering ambition and the EV9’s ability to cater to large families while maintaining a luxurious appeal. Tech journalist Rob Clymo lauded the EV9 for its seamless blend of functionality and cutting-edge technology, making it an ideal choice for individuals prioritising practicality without compromising on driving experience.

This latest accolade adds to the EV9’s growing list of achievements, following its recent introduction to the UK market in January 2024. Already named a finalist for the 2024 European Car of the Year awards and a top-three finalist for the upcoming 2024 World Car Awards, the EV9 continues to garner acclaim on the global stage.

Packed with versatility and equipped with cutting-edge features, the Kia EV9 offers customers a choice of six- or seven-seat configurations, rear- or all-wheel drive powertrains, and three meticulously crafted trim levels. With a starting price of £65,025 (RM391,213) on-the-road, the EV9 boasts an impressive electric driving range of up to 561km (WLTP Combined), complemented by ultra-fast charging capabilities that add 247km in just 15 minutes.

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