May 02 2024

  • Two awards for Kia at the annual AM Awards
  • ‘EV of the Year’ won by the fully electric EV9
  • 'Used Car of the Year’ won by the Sportage for the second year in a row

Kia UK has won a brace of awards at the coveted AM Awards 2024, for the EV9 and Sportage.

The AM Awards are independently judged by AM’s readers and then analysed by an expert panel of judges before being audited by UHY Hacker Young. The awards ceremony was held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London on Thursday, 2 May.

EV of the Year – Kia EV9
The Kia EV9 won the top electric car award, as ‘EV of the Year’. Judges praised the fully electric seven-seat SUV for its uncompromising space, comfort and premium-grade equipment.

Tim Rose, Editor of AM, said: “Kia has brought many superb new cars to the UK in recent years, but the fully electric EV9 is its most exciting yet. Even though it is Kia’s highest priced model ever, our dealer readers are confident there’s a place in the market for it and voted it the best new ‘EV of the Year’. The EV9 is a truly impressive large electric SUV that is ideal for bigger families which want to cut their carbon footprint without compromising on space, comfort and premium-grade equipment.”

Winner of both the ‘World Car of the Year’ and ‘UK Car of the Year’, the EV9 is Kia’s latest flagship model. The SUV is available with three trim grades and six- or seven-seat configurations. Built on the E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), the car benefits from outstanding practicality, ride quality, and performance. With a standard 99.8kWh battery residing in the base of the car and 800V charging capability, the EV9 is capable of up to 349 miles* of range from a single charge and 154 miles of range added from a 15-minute recharge**, when using the fastest charge points.


Used Car of the Year – Kia Sportage
The Sportage – Kia’s most popular model across the UK and globally – won ‘Used Car of the Year’ for the second year in a row.

Tim Rose commented:“Yet again the Kia Sportage has been voted by our dealer readers as the best used car in the market. Thanks to its practicality, comfort, standard equipment and reassuring warranty they know it will attract buyers, so there is always plenty of demand for this forecourt favourite. It is a standout winner.”

The Sportage is often listed in the UK’s top ten best-selling cars list. Spanning five generations, the Sportage is the quintessential family SUV offering practicality and efficient powertrains, with the latest generation available with electrified engine options to further enhance its already impressive economy.

The Sportage won ‘New Car of the Year’ in the 2022 AM Awards, followed by ‘Used Car of the Year’ in 2023.

Awards success
Kia was the previous winner of AM Awards’ ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ in both 2023 and 2022. Adding to the brand’s awards success was the Niro EV, which was shortlisted for ‘Used EV of the Year’ in the AM Awards 2024. The Niro EV is one of the UK’s most popular and best-selling fully electric cars available today, with a noteworthy range of up to 285 miles* from a single charge.