The Kia EV9 Air is the 2024 Driving Car of the Year

The Kia EV9 Air is the 2024 Driving Car of the Year


A game-changing electric vehicle for the whole family, the Kia EV9 Air represents the future of Australian family travel and won the coveted DCOTY trophy for 2024.


The Kia EV9 electric SUV has won Drive the Best Car of the Year 2024 award, marking the first time in the 18-year history of the award program, that an electric car has taken home the prestigious trophy.

Of the 18 category winners, six cars were eligible for the overall award (Honda CR-V, Hyundai Kona, Kia EV9, Mercedes-Benz GLC, MG 4, Tesla Model 3) for being new to the market or significantly modified. . years.

To choose an outright winner, the Drive judges look for a car that takes the game further for Australian new car buyers, and the EV9 delivers that in spades.

Even if you’re not ready to make the move to full electric or aren’t shopping for the EV9’s price tag, Kia’s electric flagship represents the line in the sand for what’s to come for the future of the Australian family car. The Kia EV9 won the Family Electric Vehicle of the Year under $100K category.

EV9 shows the future that families are looking for. It remains highly functional and practical as a seven-seat SUV but offers superior power for quiet, clean and cost-effective long-term ownership.

On the win, Kia Australia CEO, Damien Meredith added, “The Kia Australia team is delighted to be awarded the EV9. Drive the Best Car of the Year 2024 and in turn, it has been Save first all-electric car recipient of the overall award. The Kia EV9 is a bold and confident, all-electric, large premium SUV with an array of advanced technology, extensive battery life, and a tuned interior suspension.

“The EV9 plays an important role as a halo model of the product range, and we appreciate it Drive the judges recognizing the unique and unique car that it is,” concluded Meredith.

The Kia EV9 is the third Drive Car of the Year Kia’s win in the last four years (2021 Kia Sorento, 2022 Kia Sportage), the third seven-seat SUV (2016 Ford Everest, 2021 Kia Sorento) and the first all-electric car to take the top prize.

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