Kia EV9 crowned ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’

Gareth Herincx

1 hour ago
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Kia’s flagship EV9 SUV has triumphed at the UK Car of the Year Awards, winning the overall title and the ‘Large Crossover’ category.

Celebrating the best new vehicles available to UK customers today across eight categories, the UK Car of the Year jury is made up of 30 journalists working across the UK on automotive, business and tech publications. Eligible cars for the awards must have been launched within the past 12 months.

Judges praised the EV9 for several factors, including its innate practicality, modern design, and long electric driving range.

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

“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 fact that nearly half of our judging panel chose the Kia as the UK Car of the Year 2024 is a massive vote of confidence in what is a seriously impressive and hugely appealing car.”

The streamlined Hyundai Ioniq 6 took the runner-up spot, while the final podium place went to Volvo’s EX30.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 crowned UK Car of the Year 2022

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The ground-breaking Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been named UK Car of the Year 2022 by a panel of 29 motoring journalists.

The futuristic EV finished ahead of the Skoda Enyaq, with BMW’s iX and the Porsche Taycan taking joint third place.

“The Ioniq 5 feels like the future of motoring, only it’s here today,” said John Challen,” director of the UK Car of the Year Awards. “The design, performance and practicality make it a fantastic proposition for those looking for an EV – and also a very worthy winner of the title UK Car of the Year 2022.”

Ashley Andrew, managing director of Hyundai UK, added: “The Ioniq 5 has really captured the attention of UK consumers, offering a stylish, premium full EV experience that appeals to almost every type of new car buyer.

“Its innovative layout means its spacious enough for large families, its efficient zero emissions powertrain is perfect for company car buyers and its luxurious eco-friendly interior elevates Hyundai into a genuine premium product.”

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was also named Best Family Car, at the UK Car of the Year Awards, earlier this month. Electric vehicles picked up five of the nine categories:

UK Car of the Year Awards 2022 category winners

  • Best City Car – Fiat 500-e
  • Best Supermini – Škoda Fabia
  • Best Small Hatch – Kia Ceed
  • Best Family – Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Best Estate – Genesis G70 Shooting Brake
  • Best Small Crossover – Toyota Yaris Cross
  • Best Medium Crossover – Škoda Enyaq
  • Best Large Crossover – BMW iX
  • Best Luxury – Porsche Taycan
  • Best Performance – Hyundai i20N

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