Kia EV9 Secures Double Win at 2024 World Car Awards

Every year, the World Car Awards are announced during a special ceremony at the New York International Auto Show. There are six categories, and remarkably, a pair of vehicles from Chinese automaker BYD were among the finalists in two of them.

For the past 20 years, the World Car Awards jury has included automotive journalists from all over the world. This year, Canada is represented by The Globe and Mail’s Mark Richardson, Autonerve’s Regina Chan, as well as yours truly.

Other members of the jury come from Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The top three finalists in each category were previously announced at the Geneva Motor Show. Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2024 World Car Awards:

World Car Design – Toyota Prius

Finalists: Ford Bronco, Ferrari Purosangue

Photo: Marc Lachapelle

World Urban Car – Volvo EX30

Finalists: Lexus LBX, BYD Dolphin

Photo: Volvo

World Performance Car – Hyundai IONIQ 5 N

Finalists: BMW M2, BMW XM

Photo: Hyundai

World Luxury Car – BMW 5 Series

Finalists: Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

Photo: BMW

World Electric Car – Kia EV9

Finalists: BMW i5, Volvo EX30

Photo: Louis-Philippe Dubé

World Car of the Year – Kia EV9

Finalists: BYD Seal, Volvo EX30

Photo: KIA

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