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Kia EV9 Named Best New Car in 2023 in What Car? Reader Awards

Kia is excited to announce that the upcoming Kia EV9 electric SUV has been awarded the best new car in 2023 in the What Car? Reader Awards. What Car? Writer, Darren Moss, called the Kia EV9 a “flagship electric SUV”, highlighting its size and dual motors for four-wheel driving.

The pure electric SUV was selected by What Car? readers as the car they’re most excited to see in 2023, topping 13 impressive competitors, including Volvo’s EX90, the Mercedes EQE and electric Porsche Macan.

What Car? has been running a range of prestigious awards for 44 years. We are proud to be recognised in one of the two awards voted on by the magazine’s readers. This year the Kia EV9 was voted the most anticipated vehicle in 2023 from a select group of industry-leading cars and manufacturers, including new electric cars , SUVs and crossovers.

The EV9 Headlines the Best New Cars and Future of Driving

At Kia, we’re passionate about pushing boundaries and setting new standards for your driving experience. This spirit is embodied in the Kia EV9, which What Car? readers have chosen as the most exciting best new car in 2023. We’re thrilled that UK drivers share our passion for discovering a more sensory and intuitive drive.

The EV9 will blend innovation with sustainability, delivering new and upgradable technology that will lead this growing desire for new, futuristic cars.

Redefining a New Electric Car Driving Experience

The Kia EV9 reimagines everything a pure EV can be. Fusing bold attitude, cutting-edge innovation, this award-winning SUV represents the shape of things to come.

Inspired by nature and infused with confidence, the EV9 showcases a distinctive and rugged exterior. The contrast of sharp, angular elements and soft, curved bodywork makes for a sophisticated design and simple but ultra-modern outline. The luxury continues as you step inside, with a spacious and comfortable interior.

“We expect the EV9 to at least match the EV6’s official range of up to 328 miles, despite being a bigger and heavier car,” says What Car? writer, Darren Moss. The award-winning Kia EV9 will join our range of electric cars in 2023.

Images shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be to full UK specification. Features shown are not standard across the Kia model range and availability will vary dependant on model. For further details please refer to the individual model specification sheets.



*Fuel economy and emissions: driving range standards are calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).


**There are certain situations in which the petrol engine will automatically activate even when the vehicle is in EV mode. Examples could include: when the hybrid battery state of charge is reduced to a certain level, when acceleration demand is high and/or when it is required to heat up the cabin.


*** Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)


Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) is an assistance system and does not relieve the driver from their responsibility to safely operate the vehicle at any time. The driver still has to adapt their driving behaviour to their personal driving capabilities, to the legal requirements and to the overall road and traffic conditions. FCA is not designed to drive the vehicle autonomously. For further information, please refer to the owner’s manual.