UK Car of the Year Co_Chariman John Challen hands over award to Kia boss Paul Philpott for the EV9

Kia EV9 wins UK Car of the Year 2024

Kia’s all-electric EV9 has won the 2024 UK Car of the Year award.

The third year in a row that an electric vehicle has won the award, the judges recognised the EV9’s practicality, quality and styling. Almost half of the 30-strong UK CotY jury chose the EV9 as their winner, with the Hyundai Ioniq 6 coming in in second place and the Volvo EX30 coming in third.

“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 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 is a massive vote of confidence in what is a seriously impressive and hugely appealing car.”

Taking delivery of the winner’s trophy, Paul Philpott, president and CEO, Kia UK, said: “It is a huge honour for Kia UK to be awarded a category win as well as the title of UK Car of the Year 2024 at this year’s UK Car of the Year Awards. We’re delighted that the judges agree just how impressive the EV9 is. The recognition is made all the more significant, having been judged by some of the UK’s most influential and respected journalists from across automotive, business and technology industries. We are grateful to the judges for their hard work appraising this year’s contenders.

Other EVs included in the category winners of UK Car of the Year awards were the Fisker Ocean which won Medium Crossover and the BMW i5 which took the Executive Car award.