The Kia EV9 has been crowned the winner of the 2024 Car of the Year Award. Earlier this month, the UK Car of the Year Awards (UKCOTY) announced the winners of their 7 categories, where the EV9 took home the Large Crossover award.

The category winners were all put forward for the ultimate accolade: the prestigious UK Car of the Year title. We’re delighted to announce that the Kia EV9 won, coming out on top above all other award-winning vehicles.

As our most generation-defining electric car yet, we’re thrilled the EV9 received such fitting and respected recognition. The EV9 is designed to set new standards, and we’re proud to see this in action.

Two wins in the World Car Awards add to an already impressive haul of accolades for the Kia EV9. Since its introduction as Kia’s first dedicated three-row EV SUV, the EV9 has collected a number of prizes, including winning ‘Family Car of the Year’ at the 2023 Awards, overall ‘Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Premium Electric Car’ at the 2024 Driving Electric Awards; and most recently being named ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’ by a panel of 30 of the UK’s top automotive, business, and tech-focussed journalists.

The UK Car of the Year Awards (UKCOTY) are an independent and esteemed set of awards, voted for by 30 experienced professionals from across the UK. The judging panel is made up of some of the most well-regarded voices in the automotive industry, including a host of motoring journalists from publications like Top Gear, EVO and The Telegraph.

“We’re delighted that the judges agree just how impressive the EV9 is. The recognition is made all the more significant, having been judged by some of the UK’s most influential and respected journalists from across the automotive, business and technology industries”, said Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia UK.

At the beginning of the month, UKCOTY announced their “magnificent seven”; the winners of their 7 category awards. This included the Kia EV9, which took home the sought-after title of Best Large Crossover in 2024. The EV9 was in good company here, as previous winners of the Large Crossover award included iconic models like the Land Rover Defender (2021) and the Jaguar F-Pace (2017).

But the success didn’t end there. All seven winners then battled it out for ultimate recognition as Car of the Year. The Kia EV9 triumphed, fending off fierce competition from the likes of the BMW i5 and the Volvo EX30, to be named the overall Car of the Year 2024.

John Challen, co-chairman of UKCOTY commented on the landslide victory: “The fact that nearly half our judging panel chose the Kia as the UK Car of the Year 2024 is a massive vote of confidence in what is a seriously impressive and hugely appealing car.”

The Kia EV9 is now available to order, so you can discover everything the EV has to offer first-hand.

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