The Kia EV9 is a 3-row EV SUV

Kia is not wasting any time when it comes to leading the way for Electric Vehicle development and sales. After the (recent) and successful launch of the EV6 globally, the brand has just unveiled its latest EV, and EV SUV dubbed the EV9.

Kia EV9

The EV9 is the hotly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning EV6 sedan, the key difference being that the EV9 is a three-row EV SUV as opposed to the sedan body of the EV6. Despite the difference in segment and size, both vehicles share the same E-GMP or Electric Global Modular Platform.

Kia Ev9 Inline

Powering the EV9 is the brand’s 4th generation battery technology, the rear-wheel drive standard variant has a 76.1 kWh battery while a 99.8 kWh battery is fitted to both the Rear Wheel Drive Long Range and All Wheel Drive variants. The brand claims that the longest cruising range of the EV9 is 540 kilometers, and an ultra-fast 800-watt charging capability recharges up to 239 kilometers of range in just 15 minutes.

Kia Ev9 Inline 2

The engine fitted to the RWD long-range variant puts out 204 HP and 35 Nm of torque, there is an option to get a 217 HP and 350 Nm of torque motor as well. As for the AWD, it makes a healthy 384 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque, and even more, additional performance can be tapped via an optional boost feature to give a total of 700 Nm of torque during acceleration.

Looks wise the EV9 takes on the brand’s “opposites unite” concept to create a very boxy but also ultra-modern design. Despite its size, the EV9 delivers impressive aerodynamic qualities with a drag coefficient of just 0.28. This is thanks to a 3D-sculpted underbody cover, aerodynamic wheels, and air curtains integrated into the front bumper.

Kia Ev9 Interior

There are two seating configurations for the Kia EV9 it can be had as either a 6 or 7-seater, and just like the EV6 upfront you get the relaxation seats. To add just a little more convenience to the EV9 Kia is offering four seating options for the second row, 3-seater bench seats, basic-type, relaxation-type, and swivel-type two-seater independent seats.
It will also come with level 3 autonomous driving capabilities via the Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) system, which uses 15 sensors and 2 lidars which the EV9 uses to scan the road for objects to ensure it can react properly and timely.
The Kia EV9 is set to make its debut during the 2023 Seoul Mobility Show and is slated to be on sale in Korea by the 2nd quarter of this year, with global markets expected to get it sometime late in 2023.


Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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