Another Kia Wins Women's Worldwide Car of the Year Award

The Kia EV9 has been declared the World’s Best Car for 2024 by the 75 international journalists judging the Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year. The announcement was made last Friday on International Women’s Day.

The EV9 follows the smaller Kia Niro, which won the same award last year.

Among the 63 contenders, the finest in each category emerged victorious in the initial voting round. The winners in their respective categories were the EV9 (SUV), Volvo EX30 (family car), la BMW 5 Series (large car), Volkswagen Amarok (4x4 & pickup) and Aston Martin DB12 (exclusive car).

Kia’s new three-row electric SUV came out on top thanks to a combination of cutting-edge design and advanced technology, plus the fact that it offers both bidirectional charging and ultra-fast charging capabilities.

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"This year’s election was particularly difficult due to the excellent level of all the candidates,” WWCOTY executive president Marta Garcia said. “Each of the finalists had sufficient merit to win the trophy. The Kia EV9 has won out over its rivals because it is a vehicle capable of satisfying the needs of consumers everywhere.” 

Two Canadian journalists, Regina Chan and Jil McIntosh, are part of the WWCOTY jury.

“The Kia EV9 offers a family-friendly interior, and on top of that, a driving experience that feels close to that of gasoline but with no emissions,” McIntosh added. “It should win over many buyers who aren’t used to battery power and will be more comfortable with a vehicle that feels familiar to them.”

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Earlier this year, the Kia EV9 was named the 2024 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.

On March 27, just before the New York Auto Show kicks off, we’ll find out if it’s good enough to also win the prestigious World Car of the Year award. The other two finalists, which boast an electric powertrain of their own, are the Volvo EX30 and BYD Seal.

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