KIA EV9 SHORTLISTED FOR 2024 CAR OF THE YEAR
The Kia EV9 has been shortlisted for the final round of the 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) in Europe award. The all-electric SUV was provisionally listed among 28 new models launched this year and has now been selected by the 59 COTY jurors from 22 countries for the seven-strong shortlist. The overall COTY winner will be announced on Monday 26 February 2024, at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Like the multiple award-winning electric crossover, the Kia EV6, the all-electric Kia EV9 is based on the dedicated e-GMP platform. One of the first seven-seater electric vehicles on the market, the EV9 offers a spacious interior with lounge-like comfort. In terms of range, the EV9 is the perfect companion for family trips, as it can cover up to 349 miles on a single charge. Thanks to 800V technology, the 99.8kWh battery can receive 155 miles of battery range in 15 minutes, offering exceptional efficiency for its class.
Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe, commented: “Today we are proud of making it, for a third consecutive time, onto the shortlist of the Car of the Year in Europe award with the Kia EV9. The Kia EV9 follows in the footsteps of the award winning EV6, the 2022 Car of the Year, proving our ambition to establish ourselves as a leading EV brand in the European market.”
In order to achieve the maximum charging speed, EV9 must use an 800 volt electric vehicle charger that delivers at least 210kW of electricity. Actual charging speed and charging time may be influenced by the battery temperature and weather condition
Range figures are determined according to the standardised EU measurement procedure (WLTP). Individual driving style and other factors, such as speed, outside temperature, topography and the use of electricity-consuming devices/units, have an influence on the real life range and can possibly reduce it.