Kia EV9 Takes Home World Car of the Year, Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Wins World Performance Car Award: 2024 Automotive Awards

At the New York Auto Show, the Kia EV9 takes home the 2024 titles for World Car of the Year and World Electric Car.

The Hyundai Group has dominated prestigious vehicle awards, particularly in the electric vehicle category. In 2024, Kia made a comeback with the EV9 winning the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle awards. This year, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N secured the World Performance Car title.

Judged by a panel of one hundred automotive journalists from 29 countries, vehicles competing for the main prize must have production exceeding 10,000 units annually, be available in at least two major global markets, and be priced below luxury options in their regions. The EV9 beat out competitors like BYD Seal and Volvo EX30 for the top title.

In addition to winning the World Car of the Year award, Kia’s EV9 also surpassed vehicles like BMW i5 and Volvo EX30 in the electric vehicle category. Other winners included BMW’s 5 Series and i5 for World Luxury Car, and Volvo’s EX30 for World Urban Car.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N emerged victorious among 16 other performance cars, beating out competitors like M2 and XM. The Toyota Prius was a surprising inclusion and won the 2024 World Car Design of the Year award, surpassing finalists like Ford Bronco and Ferrari Purosangue.

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