Kia EV9 Receives Gold Among Multiple Wins

The Kia EV9 has claimed multiple accolades in the international iF awards, including top gold spots. The EV9 is Kia’s most technologically advanced vehicle, seamlessly combining bold SUV styling, high levels of refinement and safety with genuine ECO credentials that merge together to give forth a dynamic driving experience.

The iF Design award is one of the most important and prestigious design awards in the world. Each year, several thousand designers, and companies from all around the world take part to have their design evaluated by independent design experts.

To be awarded the iF design award means passing a rigorous two-stage selection. With an increasing number of participants every year, only the highest quality is selected.

  • Kia wins five iF Design Awards spanning a range of brand products, events, and communications strategies
  • Kia EV9 leads the way with coveted ‘Gold’ award status
  • EV9’s ‘Ki’ infotainment system also recognised for Opposites United-based design
  • Further awards for physical, digital, and interactive design initiatives round out an exceptional result for Kia brand
  • iF Design Award winners selected out of 10,800 entries from 72 nations, celebrating a design’s global impact

Continue reading for the press release from Kia New Zealand.

Kia on the open road

A Winner from the Beginning

The new Kia EV9, already an award winner on multiple fronts, added to its honourable results with exclusive Gold award status. Presented only to the top 75 winning designs worldwide, the additional accolade demonstrates the continuing impact of Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy.

Harnessing the creative tension generated by the divergent values of nature and modernity to deliver a harmonious whole, Opposites United provides Kia’s designers with a framework through which to fuse a unique combination of sleek, sculptural shapes and assured, assertive geometry, delivering a strikingly contemporary yet gracefully serene end product.

Talent Recognition

“The EV9 represents our relentless push to break new ground in design, connectivity, and usability, as well as our responsibility to the environment,” added Karim Habib, Executive Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design.

“Receiving this award is a recognition of the dedication and commitment of countless members of our team of designers and engineers; and highlights our drive to impact the industry and market with compelling, meaningful design.”

Kia EV9 inside from the back view

A Winner Inside and Out

The EV9’s exterior exudes confidence, clarity, and calmness with its upright stance, clear-cut lines and flat surfaces. The signature Digital Tiger Face showcases a visionary and futuristic look, accentuated by the Digital Pattern Lighting Grille and vertical headlamps.

The interior, characterised by a flat floor and long wheelbase, takes advantage of the E-GMP platform to provide excellent spaciousness, while components such as the seats and centre console are designed to give a refined feel and further maximise the sense of space.

Kia EV9 inside front
Kia EV9 interior view of the seats

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