Kia wins Good Design Awards for 2023 Niro and Concept EV9

Kia has been recognised as a force to be reckoned with in the recent Good Design awards, where the brand secured awards for two electrified models

Jan 18, 2023

Kia wins Good Design Awards for 2023 Niro and Concept EV9

It’s arguably no surprise Kia have seen design success at the awards, the Niro has been a popular model in New Zealand and the updated 2023 model is a striking design indeed. The Concept EV9 too presents a very dynamic look into future direction. It is exciting times at the South Korean carmaker.

The all-new Kia Niro features a bold and dynamic design inspired by the brand’s acclaimed ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy – specifically its design pillar ‘Joy for Reason’. The perspective takes inspiration from nature, while the choice of colours, materials, and finishes strike the perfect balance between Kia’s environmentally responsible approach to mobility and a future-oriented passenger car vision.

The Kia Concept EV9 embodies Kia’s commitment to sustainable mobility solutions, which the company recently showcased through its future vision at the ‘Kia Sustainability Movement’ digital presentation. The design of the boundary-breaking concept vehicle was inspired by nature and incorporates upcycled materials developed from deposited waste removed from the fragile marine ecosystem.

In addition to the vehicle design awards, Kia also took home two further awards for their infotainment systems. Karim Habib, Executive Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design Center sees the multiple award as recognition for the brand’s rapidly developing commitment to more sustainable mobility solutions.  “In the name of the entire Kia Design Team, we are thrilled to receive Good Design Awards for both the Kia Niro and the Kia Concept EV9 as well as our software system,”

“All of our global studios continuously try to create new meaningful design that improves the lives of our users, and for an organisation with such history, experience and heritage as the Chicago Athenaeum to recognise these efforts is a true award itself,” he added.

Celebrating its 72nd anniversary, the Good Design Awards program is one of the longest-running design competitions in the world. Every year, the program selects a list of the best of the best product designs and graphics that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace. For more information about the Good Design Awards: