Kia EV9 named UK Car of the Year 2024

The UK Car of the Year jury have named the Kia EV9 as the UK’s car of the year while the vehicle also picked up the award for the ‘large crossover’ category.

John Challen, co-chairman, UK Car of the Year Awards, said: “The uber-practical Kia EV9 could be the vehicle that gets more drivers out of their petrol or diesel car than any other model.

“Seven seats, loaded with technology, premium quality and enough miles from the battery to cure almost every case of range anxiety – plus it’s fantastic to drive, too.”

The Kia EV9 offers a choice of six-or seven-seat configurations; rear- or all-wheel drive powertrains; and three comprehensively equipped trim levels.

Paul Philpott, president & CEO of Kia UK, added: “This well-respected award also gives our 190-strong UK dealer network a boost, as it continues to support customers on their electrification journey and deliver them the UK’s best car.”

The car went on-sale in the UK in January and was already a finalist for the 2024 European Car of the Year awards.