Kia EV9 named ‘Family car of the year’ at 2023 Awards

Published | 30/11/2023


  • Major award for new flagship seven-seat electric SUV
  • Third consecutive award for Kia in annual Awards


November 29, 2023 – The Kia EV9 has been named ‘Family Car of the Year’ at the 2023 Awards. The fully electric EV9 – Kia’s new flagship SUV – impressed Top Gear’s judges thanks to its combination of a family-friendly space, long driving range, in-car technology, and cutting-edge design and sustainability features. The EV9 is featured in the latest issue of BBC Top Gear Magazine, an issue dedicated to the best, most desirable cars in the world. A ‘Meet the Winners’ film, including the EV9, is also featured on the website.

Ollie Kew, Deputy Editor of Top Gear, commented: “We like the EV9's relaxed attitude and breezy, surfin’ USA demeanour. We like the nothing-to-prove reverse snobbery of its badge and that it’s less irritating to operate than a VW ID. Buzz and travels significantly further on a charge. We like its Bentayga-esque massaging, heated, ventilated seats, its multitude of stowage cubbies, the simplicity of its automatic seat folding, and how it looks a bit like Iron Man’s head. It’s one of 2023’s most interesting cars not because of what it can do, but because of what it represents. Twinning going green and upmarket isn't easy, but the EV9 pulls it off with style.”

The EV9 offers a driving range of up to 563km (WLTP combined cycle), and features 800V ultra-fast charging technology, enabling it to charge from 10-to-80 per cent in just 24 minutes from the fastest public chargers. The EV9 is available to order across Europe.

After the Kia EV6 and Niro EV, the EV9 is the latest in an expanding family of Kia electric vehicles. At the brand’s 2023 ‘EV Day’ recently, Kia unveiled the Concept EV3 and Concept EV4, as well as the production ready EV5, reaffirming an ambitious global strategy to lead and accelerate the EV revolution.


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