The Kia EV9 is the ‘UK Car of the Year 2024’, following awards given to the best new vehicles available to UK customers today across eight categories. Available to order today, the fully electric seven-seat EV9 is a revolutionary car from Kia, offering a compelling blend of looks, practicality, and performance.

The UK Car of the Year awards are judged by a jury 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.

In addition to winning the overall award, the EV9 secured victory in the hard-fought ‘Large Crossover’ category. Judges particularly appreciated the EV9 for several factors; in particular its innate practicality, modern design, and long electric driving range.

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

Paul Barker, Managing Editor of Carwow added: “It looks great, has a lovely interior, is practical and the first car to combine ability to carry seven people with a genuine usable range.”

Alex Grant, a fleet- and EV-focused journalist commented: “The EV9 shows Kia’s seemingly limitless ambition knows no bounds. A great option for large families, featuring six or seven seats and plenty of flexibility to adapt to load-carrying requirements. But, also luxurious enough to lure drivers out of premium-brand SUVs.”

Tech journalist Rob Clymo said: “The EV9 makes total sense for anyone with people to move and it drives better than you’d expect, with a topping of great tech for good measure.”

Recognition in the 2024 UK Car of the Year Awards is the latest in a string of early successes for the EV9. The car went on-sale in the UK in January 2024, and has already earned numerous awards to its name. This latest UK Car of the Year award adds to the car winning the Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year ‘Supreme Winner’ award, as well as being named a finalist for the 2024 European Car of the Year awards and as a top-three finalist for the 2024 World Car Awards, which are to be announced at the New York International Auto Show on 27 March 2024.

The Kia EV9 is one of the most versatile new EVs on sale, offering a choice of six- or seven-seat configurations; a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive powertrains; and three comprehensively equipped trim levels. The EV9 is priced from £65,025 on-the-road, offering an electric driving range of up to 349 miles (WLTP Combined)* from a single charge of its standard 99.8kWh battery, complete with ultra-fast charging capable of adding 154 miles in 15 minutes**. The EV9 also features Kia’s seven-year/100,000-mile warranty as standard, ensuring maximum peace of mind for customers.

To discover more about the EV9 and why it’s an award winner, visit us at Main Road, Kempsey or call 01905 828828.

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