A Leader in the Automotive Industry

Kia, has once again proven its excellence with its latest achievements. The brand's commitment to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction has been widely recognized. From the all new Kia EV9 being shortlisted for the prestigious Car of the Year (COTY) award to being named "Carmaker of the Year," the brand continues to make waves in the market.

Kia EV9 Award at GWR Kia

Kia's Successes in the Automotive Industry

Kia's consistent success in the automotive industry is a testament to its dedication to providing top-quality vehicles and customer service. The brand has been shortlisted for the Car of the Year (COTY) award for the third consecutive time. This year, the all new Kia EV9, an all-electric SUV, secured its place on the esteemed COTY shortlist. The all new Kia EV9 was chosen from among 28 new models launched in 2023 by a panel of 59 COTY jurors from 22 countries. The winner of the COTY award will be announced at the prestigious Geneva International Motor Show in February 2024.

The Kia EV9: A Revolutionary Electric SUV

The all new Kia EV9 is set to revolutionize the electric vehicle market with its impressive features and cutting-edge technology. Based on the dedicated e-GMP platform, the EV9 shares its foundation with the award-winning EV6. As one of the first seven-seater electric vehicles on the market, the all new Kia EV9 offers a spacious interior designed to provide lounge-like comfort.

One of the standout features of the all new Kia EV9 is its impressive range. With the ability to cover up to 349 miles on a single charge, the all new Kia EV9 is the perfect companion for long trips or daily commutes. The 99.8kWh battery, equipped with 800V technology, allows for ultra-fast charging. In just 15 minutes, the battery can receive 155 miles of range, setting new standards for efficiency.

"Today we are proud of making it, for a third consecutive time, onto the shortlist of the Car of the Year in Europe award with the all new Kia EV9. The Kia EV9 follows in the footsteps of the award-winning EV6, the 2022 Car of the Year, proving our ambition to establish ourselves as a leading EV brand in the European market." - Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe.

Commitment to Sustainability

Kia's commitment to sustainability is evident in the all new Kia EV9 models design and materials. The brand has incorporated leather alternatives, biomaterials, and recycled plastics into the manufacturing process of the all new Kia EV9, showcasing its dedication to reducing environmental impact. By offering sustainable alternatives without compromising on quality or style.

Kia UK: Carmaker of the Year

The brand has been named "Carmaker of the Year" at the Motor Trader Industry Awards 2023. This award recognizes Kia's leadership in electrification, strong and varied product line-up, customer-centric business planning, and future vision. The brand's positive relationship with its dealer network, highly successful sales strategy, quality vehicle line-up, and consistent performance in dealer surveys were key factors in securing this accolade.

"The Car Maker of the Year award is a fantastic recognition of the hard work, dedication, and belief our staff and dealer partners put into our brand. Our product range is one of the broadest in the market, increasingly offering electric and electrified options." - Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia UK

Kia's Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

The brand's dedication to customer satisfaction is evident in its consistently high rankings in the National Franchised Dealer Association surveys. The brand has achieved a top-three ranking in the last 15 successive NFDA surveys. This partnership ensures that Kia customers receive the highest level of service and support.


Kia's recent industry award nominations and achievements highlight the brand's commitment to excellence, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. With the highly anticipated all new Kia EV9 leading the way in electric SUV innovation and the recognition of being named "Carmaker of the Year," ther brand continues to set new standards in the automotive industry. As a leader in the market, Kia's dedication to providing top-quality vehicles and exceptional customer service ensures that customers can trust in the brand's commitment to their needs and preferences.

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