WhatCar? 2023 Awards Kia EV9 and Sportage Award Winners

The Kia EV9 has won the 'Readers' Choice Award' – being voted by What Car? readers as the most anticipated car of 2023. We are delighted that the Kia EV9 is already winning awards, and is yet to be fully revealed!

The Kia Sportage has also picked up another award – the What Car? 2023 'Best Family SUV' Winner.

At the heart of the All-New Sportage lies efficiency, power and performance with a range of hybrid variants aimed to dramatically reduce emissions and enhance fuel economy.


Kia’s best-selling SUV has been redesigned, combining a muscular, modern exterior with a range of eco-friendly hybrid powertrains and innovative safety technologies that will set a new benchmark for the modern SUV.

Developed on a new ‘N3’ architecture, the All-New Sportage is a perfect fit for the UK market. Featuring a compact wheelbase of 2,680mm, a width of 1,865mm, length of 4,515mm and height of 1,645mm, the spacious fifth-generation Sportage offers more headroom and legroom for all occupants compared to the previous model. It also has improved luggage capacity with 40:20:40 split rear seats allowing for 1,780 litres of total cargo space.

The Kia EV9 Concept SUV is Coming Soon!

Revealed at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Kia EV9 Concept reimagines what an all-electric vehicle can be.

Featuring third-row capability, the EV9 Concept is fitted with a solar panel built into the car bonnet, and an interior made from sustainable materials. It fuses a bold SUV attitude with the credentials of an EV!

With the naturally blended pop-up steering wheel, the 27-inch ultra-wide display, and the panoramic sunroof, the EV9 Concept offers an innovative, boundary-pushing experience from the moment you step inside.

Europe will be the first to get a production version of the Kia EV9 Concept SUV sometime in 2023.