9 March 2023

Kia Niro wins overall award in Women's World Car of the Year 2023

The Kia Niro has been named Women's Best Car of the World 2023, writes Brian Byrne. The accolade was announced on International Women's Day yesterday, having been chosen by a majority of 63 women motoring journalists from 43 countries across five continents.

In all, a total of 59 candidate cars were tested for the 2023 Awards, with the seconf generation Niro being chosen in the category awards as the Best Urban Model. Other category winners were the Jeep Avenger, that brand's first electric vehicle and not yet on sale here, voted the Best Family SUV. Nissan's X-Trail is the Best Large SUV, the Audi RS3 is the Best Performance Car, and Ford's latest Ranger the Best 4x4 & Pickup. The Best Large Car is the Citroen C5 X.

Women’s World Car of the Year is the only car awards group in the world comprised exclusively of women motoring journalists. It was created by New Zealand's Sandy Myhre in 2009. She is currently Honorary President while Marta GarcĂ­a performs as Executive President. The Irish representative among the 63 members of the judging panel is Geraldine Herbert who writes in the Sunday Independent.