The EV9 Won the 2024 World Car Awards, Twice

April 4th, 2024 by

Last week, the World Car Awards ceremony took place at the New York Auto Show. The Kia EV9 entered the event as an awards-season darling, and it emerged from it with a rare dual victory.

The EV9 took home not one, but two prestigious titles: World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle. A display of the Kia’s continued dominance, they marked the company’s fourth and fifth wins at the World Car Awards since 2020. While the EV9 was practically a shoe-in to claim the EV-centric awards – considering it’s quickly become the gold standard for all-electric capability – the win for World Car of the Year is a testament to how well-rounded the EV9 experience is.

And the Award Goes To…

The World Car Awards were established in 2003. Over the ensuing decades, they’ve become globally recognized as a premier standard for automotive excellence and leadership within a constantly transforming industry. And it’s not a small sample size of voters handing out the awards; the jury is made up of over 100 distinguished automotive journalists representing 29 countries. This year, gearheads across the globe found common adoration in the Kia EV9.

The EV9’s dual victory is a rarity; think the Best International Feature Film also taking home Best Picture at the Academy Awards. (Fun movie trivia: only 2020’s Parasite has accomplished this.) But it’s hardly the only award that Kia’s all-electric SUV has taken home in recent months. In addition to the pair of World Car Awards titles, the EV9 claimed multiple wins at the Golden Steering Wheel Awards and the Newsweek Autos Awards.

A Refined Electric Experience

What differentiates the 2024 EV9 from past Kia EVs to propel it to such a commanding victory? For starters, it marks Kia’s first dedicated three-row SUV, yet still retains superior power and performance specs. The EV9’s resume includes 379 hp, 516 lb.-ft. of torque, and a towing capacity of over 5,000 lbs. Whether you’re hauling cargo a short distance north to Port St John or heading down the coast towards Sebastian, this unassuming electric SUV will get the job done as effectively as any heavy-duty pickup.

By maintaining exceptional accessibility, the EV9 comfortably eschews modern concerns pertaining to electric vehicles. Its innovative charging system allows for ultra-fast, 350kW DC fast charging, capable of elevating your charge from 10% to 80% in as little as 24 minutes. The EV9 is compatible with a charging network that includes over 41,000 charging stations across the country. With an EPA-estimated range of over 300 miles, your chances of running out of charge on the road are slimmer than ever before.

Comfort to Spare

The Kia EV9 offers an unparalleled level of luxury compared to rival all-electric SUVs. Occupants of the interior’s first two rows enjoy heated lounge seats that offer power leg rests and power extendable footrests. Third row passengers have access to USB-C charging ports and an abundance of shoulder and hip room. Overall, the EV9 stands apart from the competition when it comes to freedom of movement and cargo space.

Meanwhile, the EV9’s Digital Cockpit features over two feet of combined digital instrumentation. Its infotainment system performs automatic vehicle software updates, keeping you up-to-date on the latest tech. The EV9’s long list of driver-friendly features includes:

  • Surround View Monitoring
  • Full Display Mirror
  • Head-Up Display
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist 2

Go Electric Today

Here at Jackson Kia, we’re your home for the latest in electric and hybrid vehicles. In addition to the EV9, you can check out the exhilarating, all-electric Kia EV6 crossover. Or explore the versatility of hybrid power with the Kia Sorento Hybrid, or the 2024 Kia Niro and its innovative “Green Zone” technology.

If you’ve been looking for the opportunity to switch to electric, look no further than the EV9. It’s the rare SUV where the powertrain almost becomes an afterthought, because the total package is so complete. Visit us at Jackson Kia today and discover why the EV9’s dual win at the World Car Awards isn’t a feather in Kia’s cap, but the start of an exciting new chapter.