Hyundai Ioniq 5 N and EV9 Lead 2024 World Automotive Awards

At the New York Auto Show, the Kia EV9 takes home the 2024 titles for World Car of the Year and World Electric Car.

In 2024, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N secured the World Performance Car title, while Kia made a comeback with the EV9 winning both the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle awards. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 also won in 2023. This year’s competition was judged by a panel of one hundred automotive journalists from 29 countries, who evaluated vehicles based on production, global availability, pricing, and performance.

The EV9 beat out competitors like BYD Seal and Volvo EX30 to win the top title. In the electric vehicle category, the EV9 surpassed vehicles like BMW i5 and Volvo EX30. Other winners included BMW’s i5 for World Luxury Car and Volvo’s EX30 for World Urban Car. The Toyota Prius was a surprising inclusion and won the 2024 World Car Design of the Year award, beating out finalists like Ford Bronco and Ferrari Purosangue.

The Hyundai Group has been dominating prestigious vehicle awards for several years now, particularly in the electric vehicle category. In both 2020 and 2021, Kia and Hyundai vehicles swept major titles at the World Car of

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