2024 Kia EV9 Range, Interior & Price – Kia has already started spreading rumors about its soon-to-be-released EV9 electric three-row SUV. Before this, Kia is said to have issued a survey to those who are interested in purchasing an electric SUV. This survey allegedly revealed information about the EV9’s engine, pricing, and even range. We are aware that it would substantially copy the style of the EV9 Concept that previewed the production model, but thanks to these leaked photographs, we are pleased to announce that the production model keeps quite accurate to the radically-designed prototype. This gives us reason to be optimistic about the final product.
Kia’s next flagship electric SUV, the EV9, is getting dangerously close to becoming available for purchase at dealerships. Kia’s graphic design staff is still having trouble getting the public to stop believing that their most recent logo means “KN,” but the firm has done an excellent job preparing for its entrance into the rapidly growing market for electric SUVs. The 2024 Kia EV9 is an electric sport utility vehicle designed for the many individuals who don’t want to worry about what is (or isn’t) beneath the hood of their vehicle and instead just want to get in it and drive it.
Instead of concentrating on elements that make a vehicle ideal for a track day but worthless on the road, Kia developed the EV9 with luxury, interior spaciousness, and driving range as the primary design priorities. Although this may not endear the EV9 to gearheads and other vehicle aficionados, the EV9 is ideal for the many individuals who actually go to a car showroom to purchase one.
The inside of the concept SUV has a bright and spacious feel to it and almost has a science-fiction feel to it. If you ever grow sick of driving on the highway, this automobile appears like it’s ready to take you into “space, the final frontier” with all of its slick exteriors and interiors. The windows on both sides of the concept automobile are rather huge. If the windows are able to get it into production with very few changes, the driver will have exceptional vision even without the help of side and back cameras.
It is said that the vehicle has seating for six individuals spread out across three rows. When traveling by car, even the longest journey can be made to feel like a breeze thanks to the seats’ high level of comfort. Car seats designed for children will have no trouble fitting into the seats of the EV9, and in the future, teens will have the same level of comfort.
Instead of hordes of buttons crammed into every available space on the dashboard, there are simply a few controls that have been discretely positioned there. There are just a few discrete controls hidden away under the rim of the steering wheel, as opposed to the wheel being covered in buttons for everything from the audio to the heated seats.
The entertainment system is incorporated into the front instrument cluster, which now makes use of an extra-wide screen that reaches all the way from the edge of the dashboard on the driver’s side all the way to the middle of the vehicle. It is reassuring to see an infotainment screen that does not seem to be a tablet that has been fastened to the ceiling of the center console. The result of all of this is an interior that is both very cutting edge and reminiscent of something that may have been on display at an exhibition in the 1960s entitled “The Car of Tomorrow.”
In the concept vehicle, Kia opted to use a yoke in lieu of the traditional steering wheel. On the other hand, a circular steering wheel could be seen through the windscreen of what is thought to be a disguised production model of the EV9. It turns out that most drivers find traditional, “round wheel” steering to be more enjoyable on their daily vehicles, which is one of the reasons why a round steering wheel is a superior option.
The Kia EV9 concept, which is based on the Telluride chassis, has maintained the design that has become standard for SUVs. However, in contrast to the widespread complaint that contemporary vehicles have an appearance that is excessively rounded off and egg-like, the concept car has straight sides and sharp corners. This may be intended to refute this complaint. The wheels of the automobile are two-toned and black and alloy in color respectively. The headlights, which in the concept vehicle are hidden behind a front panel that matches the color of the rest of the car and stays unseen until they are switched on, are the most prominent feature. If this indicates a return to the disguised headlamps that were commonplace many decades ago and necessitated rollaway doors, Kia will be one of the first automakers to offer the feature again.
These photographs illustrate the EV9’s imposing and powerful appearance. The front end is distinguished by a tall snout that is bookended by vertical LED headlights that include LED daytime running lights that blend with the black trim piece that creates the “Tiger Nose” grille that is characteristic of the Korean brand.
There are trapezoidal wheel arches enclosing the gigantic wheels of a size that has not been released yet, and there is a blacked-out A-pillar that produces the appearance of a floating roof. Both of these features are identical to the idea. As you go toward the side, you can see that it maintains an upright posture, and the D-pillar kicks upward to provide a visual break in the monotony of the EV9’s slab-sided look.
In contrast to the appearance that would be achieved by using mostly body-colored panels, the combination of glossy black plastic and satin silver trim contributes to the EV9 having more athletic appearance. Last but not least, the back end is equipped with vertical LED taillights that are analogous to those found up front. In addition, as can be seen in the images, there is a model that does not have a sunroof and another that has a two-piece glass roof. Last but not least, the back end is equipped with vertical LED taillights that are analogous to those seen upfront.
Thankfully, there are also images that have been stolen that show the inside, however, these photos are pixelated, so some of the most minute elements are obscured from view. Two huge displays and a few toggle switches are immediately brought to the user’s attention. In the same way, as it is on the EV6, the center armrest is detached from the dashboard, which offers a little bit more storage space in the area between the front seats.
In addition to this, we anticipate amenities such as heated and cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, a premium surround sound system, and possibly seven or eight passenger seats in the vehicle. In January, it was discovered via the leaking of a consumer survey that the 2024 Kia EV9 would not have the same range as the smaller EV6, in part due to the fact that this SUV is going to be somewhat larger.
There are rumors that the EV9 will have a range anywhere from 220 to 290 miles, with power estimates that vary anywhere from 200 to 400 horsepower, depending on the design and version. There will be a top-of-the-line model that has wheels of 21 inches in diameter and an additional 0.4 inches of ground clearance; this model will most likely be an off-road-specific variation.
It would seem that our wait for the official unveiling of the EV9 will be cut short, judging by the photographs that have been stolen. So, now that you’ve seen it, do you think the Rivian R1S looks better than the EV9, or do you like the EV9’s appearance?
Kia has maintained a very high level of secrecy on EV9’s technical characteristics. An email that was obtained by Car and Driver and shared with the publication implies that the EV9 will be available with anywhere from 200 to 400 horsepower, depending on the trim level. This email states that the price for the most basic version of the vehicle, which has rear-wheel drive, will be around $56,000. It will feature a torque of 250 pound-feet and a horsepower of 200. It is expected to have a range of 220 miles and an acceleration time of 8.5 seconds from 0 to 60 miles per hour.
According to reports, the specs of the next trim level up, which also includes rear-wheel drive, are quite identical to those of the basic model. Towing capacity is increased by 2,000 pounds as a result. The time it takes to get from zero to sixty miles per hour is now 8.9 seconds. The all-wheel drive option, which is supposed to be priced at roughly $63,000, is said to have 400 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. This option is available in the higher model levels. That means you could strap your family into a car with the same amount of horsepower as a Freightliner commercial delivery truck if you so desired. According to the manufacturer, the highest trim level, which may sell for $73,000, has 480 pound-feet of torque, a time to 60 mph of 5.2 seconds, and a towing capability of 4,500 pounds. The sport utility vehicle will have the ability to pull itself, as the phrase suggests.