KIA EV9 is the car of the year and also the world electric World Car of the Year 2024 – El Sol de México

Every year the World Car Awards They designate the best automobile internationally, in addition to rewarding the leaders in the luxury, urban, electric and high-performance segments. For the 2024 edition, KIA EV9 He became the boss of the industry with a double crown obtained during the New York Auto Show.

He SUV Korean was the winner of the World Car of the Year after surpassing an initial list of 38 models, until beating the finalists BYD Seal and to Volvo EX30; In addition, its new generation zero-emissions platform also led it to win the title of World Electric Vehicleafter surpassing the BMW i5 in the shortlist and again the Volvo EX30.

IN THE ELITE | With the double triumph of EV9the Korean house has five titles in the 20 years of history of the awards

One of the surprises occurred in the design category, where the Toyota Prius took over the World Car Design; the reimagining of the Japanese hybrid beat the off-roader ford bronco and the emblematic Ferrari Purosanguethe first crossover four-door from the Italian firm.

In the sports section, Hyundai Ioniq 5N he won World Performance Car ahead of the Germans BMW M2 and BMW XM. With this, he becomes the seventh model from the Korean house to win an award.

For the designation of the World Urban Car, Volvo made one of the three nominations profitable for the EX30when passing over the BYD Dolphin and Lexus LBX.

Finally, the contest for the best luxury vehicle went to BMW 5 Serieswhich was redeemed with the World Luxury Car by overcoming Mercedes Benz with the postulates Class E and EQE.

It should be noted that these awards were chosen by a jury made up of more than 100 journalists from 29 countries.

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