The Kia EV9 is the latest addition to the Korean automaker’s electric vehicle lineup, and it has already made a big impression in the global market. The EV9 is a mid-size crossover SUV that offers a spacious interior, powerful performance, and a long range on a single charge. But what makes the EV9 stand out from the crowd is its award-winning design and luxury features rivaling some of the industry's most prestigious brands.
The Kia EV9 Wins German Luxury Car of the Year 2024
One of the most prestigious accolades that the Kia EV9 has received is the German Luxury Car of the Year 2024. This award is given by a jury of 18 automotive journalists and experts who evaluate the vehicles based on innovation, design, quality, sustainability, and driving pleasure criteria. The EV9 beat out 14 other contenders in the luxury category, including models from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.
The jury praised the EV9 for its “outstanding design language, high-quality materials, and innovative technology.” They also highlighted the EV9’s “excellent driving dynamics, impressive range, and fast charging capabilities.” The jury said that the EV9 “represents a new era of luxury mobility that is sustainable, intelligent, and emotional.”
The German Luxury Car of the Year award is a recognition of the EV9’s excellence and a testament to Kia’s transformation as a brand. Kia has been investing heavily in electrification, innovation, and design in recent years, aiming to become a leader in the global EV market. The EV9 is the second model based on Kia’s dedicated Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which allows for more flexibility and efficiency in developing electric vehicles. The EV9 is also the second model to feature Kia’s new logo and brand slogan, “Movement that inspires.”