Kia EV9 scoops category win at Auto Express New Car Awards 2024

Kia EV9
Kia EV9

The Kia EV9 has been named victorious at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2024, collecting a category win as ‘Large Company Car of the Year’, flexing its award-winning credentials yet again.

The awards are decided following a lengthy and detailed judging process by the editorial team at Auto Express. The team analyse all elements of the customer proposition including, price, practicality, styling, tech, safety equipment, connectivity, powertrain efficiency and more, and how these factors measure up against the competition.

Customer deliveries of the Kia EV9 first commenced in January 2024, and it has proven a popular model with Kia customers, fleet and retail alike. Currently with a split of roughly 60:40 in favour of fleet sales, the EV9 is one of the most flexible new cars on sale, capable of suiting a wide range of needs for company car users.

Offered with two per cent Benefit-in-Kind, a range of up to 349 miles on a single charge, ultra-fast 800V charging capacity[1], and space for six or seven; depending on trim level opted for, the EV9 makes perfect sense for company car users who either require cavernous cargo space, or those who regularly undertake longer journeys.

“Kia is a brand that blurs the boundaries between mainstream and premium brands, and the striking EV9 is the brand’s poshest car yet,” said Auto Express Editor Paul Barker. “Strong performance, a smooth ride and aesthetics that offer genuine wow-factor both inside and out combine with genuine practicality thanks to its up-to seven-seat layout.”

Further success for the EV9 came in the form of recognition as a ‘Highly Commended’ model in the ‘Large SUV of the Year’ class, while the Kia Sportage picked up the same commendation in its own category, the ‘Mid-sized SUV of the Year’ class.

Kia’s smaller models have previously impressed the Auto Express team, too. In 2022, the Kia Niro collected the prize for ‘Small SUV of the Year’; that particular model’s first award from any publication which helped the small SUV get off to a flying start.

Kia’s bold electrification plans also mean that the only way is up for company car users, as the brand’s already vast EV line-up is set to grow to 15 worldwide by 2027. The EV9 will be joined by the smaller EV3 later this year, which will also offer a competitive package to UK customers, personal and company car shopper alike.

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