The Kia EV6, a pure electric smart crossover SUV owned by Kia, has won many authoritative awards in the global automotive industry with its innovative and revolutionary advanced technology. It has also successfully broken the world's definition and imagination of electric vehicles. Since its launch in Taiwan, it has won many awards. Recognized by domestic forward-looking car owners, not only has the cumulative sales and licenses exceeded 1,400 units, but it has also continued to be the sales champion of non-luxury imported electric vehicles from January to October 2023 (Note 1)! Kia’s latest brand masterpiece, the pure electric smart flagship LSUV ─ The Kia EV9, recently won the 2023 German Authoritative Automotive Award Golden Steering Wheel Award (Note 2)! The Kia EV9 has not only attracted attention in markets around the world, but has also won various international car awards one after another, demonstrating Kia's forward-looking craftsmanship in car manufacturing and advanced technology. Kia's general agent in Taiwan, Sime Darby Kia, will also continue to aim towards a new future of sustainable mobility, continue to introduce the latest new energy vehicles, convey the brand spirit of "Movement that inspires mobility‧ inspire people", and create a brand that transcends consumers Looking forward to the car experience.
After The Kia EV9 pure electric smart flagship SUV was awarded the "Best Luxury Car" award for the 2024 German Car of the Year in the fiercely competitive luxury category in early September (Note 3), it has once again Won the prestigious German Automobile Award Golden Steering Wheel!
The Golden Helmet Award has been co-organized by two well-known media outlets, AUTO BILD and BILD am SONNTAG, since 1976. It combines popular voting and expert review and is known as one of the most important and influential awards in the international automotive industry. This year, a total of 57 new cars were nominated to compete for 7 awards. Readers voted to select 21 shortlisted models, and finally a panel of 19 experts from different fields selected the final winning car. Experts participating in the selection this year include former Formula One drivers Ralf Schumacher and Hans-Joachim Stuck, rally driver Isolde Holderied, DTM champion Maximilian Götz, many racing stars, actors, and the editors-in-chief of AUTO BILD, Auto Express and Auto Week, etc. The finalists were selected after numerous and extensive tests on the DEKRA Lausitzring circuit.
The Golden Helm Award is an award given to the best new model of the year, and is evaluated based on different model categories; starting from 2022, electric vehicles will no longer be judged separately from fuel vehicles, and starting from 2023, SUVs will no longer be classified separately. Instead, they compete within the class gap of their respective models. This time The Kia EV9 stood out from many competitors in terms of seat comfort, seat variability and overall driving experience. In the end, it took the lead with nearly 500 points and won the "Family Car" class championship (note 4)! Robin Hornig, Head of AUTO BILD and Editor-in-Chief of the BILD Group, said: “The Kia EV9 is a versatile and spacious family car with advanced 800V charging technology, innovative features and excellent driver assistance systems that convinced the jury. .”
Kia has successively achieved good results in the Golden Helm Award in recent years. Currently, a total of 4 vehicles have been recognized by the Golden Helm Award: The 2022 "Compact SUV" class champion, and The Kia EV9 won the 2023 "Family Car" class champion. It is also the second Kia electric model to win the Golden Helmet Award. Like the award-winning electric crossover The Kia EV6, The Kia EV9 is built on the global E-GMP electric platform and has the powerful advantage of 800V ultra-high-speed fast charging technology. Compared with similar cars, it has more Excellent charging performance, under optimal conditions, it is equipped with a battery module with a capacity of 99.8 kWh, which can be charged from 10% to 80% in 24 minutes. It can obtain a driving range of up to 249 kilometers in 15 minutes of charging. It is up to 563 kilometers (rear-wheel drive model) (Note 5).
As one of the first seven-seater electric vehicles launched on the market, The Kia EV9 provides a spacious and comfortable cabin space, providing the most meticulous and considerate honorable hospitality to the occupants in the car. It is also available in six-seater configuration, with two seats in the second row. Each individual seat can choose to relax mode or rotate 90 degrees to the door and 180 degrees to the third row. It has a luggage storage space of up to 2,393L and a towing capacity of 2.5 tons. It is also equipped with three-zone automatic constant temperature air conditioning and a sensor-operated tailgate. , third-row backrests with electric folding opening and closing functions, automatic opening and closing hidden door handles and many other luxurious features.
Karmin Habib, Executive Vice President of Global Design at Kia, said: "It is very exciting to receive the Golden Helm Award. This is the greatest recognition of the Kia team. This award affirms and further proves Kia's commitment to leading electrification, forward-looking technology and innovation capabilities. , while redefining the automotive industry." Kia has long been a pioneer in electrification. After adjustments in 2021, Kia has accelerated its development towards electric vehicles and consolidated its position as one of the world's leading electric vehicle suppliers.
Note 1: Non-luxury imported electric vehicle brands refer to the following brands: Hyundai, Nissan, Peugeot, Subaru, Toyota, Opel
Note 2: The Kia EV9 award-winning reference website: Kia Global Media Center : Kia secures top honors in 2023 Golden Steering Wheel Awards (kianewscenter.com)
Note 3: Kia The EV9 award-winning reference website:https://www.gcoty.de/
Note 4: Reference URL: https://www.autobild.de/artikel/das-goldene-lenkrad-2023-23450193.html
Note 5: This cruising range is the German test data published by Kia’s parent manufacturer. The cruising range of Taiwanese models will be based on the test data published by the Energy Bureau.
This post was last modified on November 29, 2023 3:33 am
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