Hyundai Motor Group continues success at World Car Awards with triple victory in 2024

On March 28, 2024, in Seoul, Hyundai Motor Group celebrated its continued dominance at the World Car Awards, with the announcement of the Kia EV9 as the 2024 World Car of the Year during a ceremony at the New York International Auto Show. Furthermore, the Kia EV9 received the 2024 World Electric Vehicle title, and…

On March 28, 2024, in Seoul, Hyundai Motor Group celebrated its continued dominance at the World Car Awards, with the announcement of the Kia EV9 as the 2024 World Car of the Year during a ceremony at the New York International Auto Show.

Furthermore, the Kia EV9 received the 2024 World Electric Vehicle title, and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N was awarded the 2024 World Performance Car title, showcasing the group’s leadership in the electric vehicle (EV) sector and the outstanding capabilities of its Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

The group’s recent achievements at the World Car Awards highlight its consistent performance, with both the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 winning three titles each in the World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle, and World Car Design of the Year categories in 2022 and 2023, respectively. Additionally, the Kia EV6 GT won the World Performance Car title in 2023, and in 2020, the Kia Telluride was named World Car of the Year, with the Kia Soul EV winning the World Urban Car title.

This year, the awards celebrated the innovative design, spacious seven-seat interior, and value for money of the Kia EV9. The EV9 is notably the first Kia model to utilize fourth-generation battery technology, enhancing its performance, all thanks to its E-GMP base.

Ho Sung Song, President and CEO at Kia, expressed immense pride in the EV9’s recognition as World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle, viewing it as a reflection of Kia’s dedication to innovation and design excellence. This acknowledgment motivates Kia to continue providing superior vehicles that revolutionize customer driving experiences globally.

Similarly, the IONIQ 5 N’s recognition as World Performance Car extends the success of the IONIQ 5 series at the World Car Awards and marks a significant advancement in Hyundai’s pursuit of defining a new high-performance EV segment. This is achieved by merging IONIQ 5’s E-GMP with high-performance technologies inspired by motorsport, showcasing Hyundai’s electrification ambitions.

Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company, expressed gratitude for the IONIQ 5 N’s World Performance Car award, viewing it as a validation of Hyundai’s efforts in electric performance and innovation. With a total of seven World Car Awards over three years, Hyundai is proud of its achievements and its role in leading the global EV market.

The World Car Awards, involving 100 international jurors from 29 countries, have recognized Hyundai Motor Group’s excellence, awarding it 10 World Car Awards titles out of a possible 18 since 2022, along with five nominations. These accolades underscore Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis models’ technological sophistication, all supported by the E-GMP architecture, affirming the Group’s status as a global leader in the EV industry.


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