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2024 Kia EV9: Price, Range, & Release Date – The switch to all-electric power isn’t limited to trucks, sedans, or smaller SUVs any longer. Three-row EV9 SUV has about similar in size to the present petrol-only Telluride and is built on the same platform as the forthcoming Hyundai Ioniq7. The EV9 comes with AWD and rear-wheel drive. The model with the dual motor has a 379-hp engine. Both AWD, as well as rear-drive Long Range models, will have a 99.8-kWh battery, which Kia claims will provide 300 miles of runtime with a single motor setup. The EV9 with the standard rear-drive setup has a 76.1-kWh battery, which Kia says is good for 223 miles. The EV9’s size is huge and comes with the capacity to tow 5500 pounds, which is the same capacity as the gas-powered Telluride. The promise of a comfortable third row could draw many families. It’s not just one of the handful of three-row EVs that are available and is expected to start at less than $60k cost, which is a bargain in the case of an EV of this kind of size.
Like many concept vehicles with distinctive designs that fade when transitioning into production models, The 2024 Kia EV9 will keep a large portion of the car’s unique appearance. The frontal design showcases Kia’s new Tiger Nose with a slim air intake flanked by two headlamp clusters that are vertically placed. It is visually appealing and plays a couple of tricks using the appearance of an upper intake that is dominant, but it’s really a black surface that is cleverly designed with subtle design elements.
From the sides, the design is monolithic with a powerful design. An upright windshield that features an elongated DLO (daylight opening) that is airy and wide The sheet metal surfaces appear to be cut from stone. Check out the slender fenders! The monolithic style continues to the rear, with cuts in the lines, with contrasting the lower cladding with an edgy taillamp that frames the glass tailgate.
The interior of the EV9 concept has a striking space that is reminiscent of a lounge with a variety of seating choices. Unfortunately, even though the three-row seating does make an appearance the pivoting feature won’t either, as do the suicide doors nor the pop-up steering wheel. Fortunately, many other elements, including the futuristic styling, ambient lighting, and a 27-inch digital instrument cluster-plus-infotainment hub, survive the transition into production.
Recycling PET bottles are used as cabin plastics as well as vegan-friendly using non-animal derived leathers. There are a variety of systems that assist drivers including semi-autonomous driving aid to safe exit assistance as well as rear cross-traffic avoidance. the navigation-based dynamic cruise control.
The EV9 is available in six- or seven-passenger models, based on whether the second row is benches or captain’s chairs. In the EV9’s top trim levels, there is a third row that has powered folding. The front seats were nicely cushioned on the test model that we tested, and a lot of the faux leather upholstery felt somewhat cheap. We hope that this isn’t an issue for U.S.-spec versions. The second-row captain’s chairs on the EV9 look like the front ones with the added benefit of heating, venting, and massage. At the back, the third row is able to accommodate adults. It may require a few concessions to the people in the second row so that they can comfortably allow space for legs. The cargo compartment in the rear can hold 20 cubic feet of cargo which is nearly the same as that of the Telluride which can hold as much as 80 cubic feet with the third and second row folded down.
Within the EV9 is a pair of 12.3-inch screens, one for the gauge cluster, and one for infotainment, with the dedicated HVAC reading between the two. The EV9 does not have physical knobs and its buttons are smaller when compared with other Kias available today, and only has a couple of key HVAC controls as well as the volume knob as well as buttons that can be accessed via touch in the dash that allows you to switch between menus. The EV9 features a completely modernized infotainment system, which is kept not revealed until the 3rd row is unveiled.
Range and Performance
The EV9 line-up includes the rear-wheel-drive Standard version, which comes with an electric motor that is mounted on the rear with 215 horsepower. Its Long Range version is rear-drive as well. Although it has larger batteries, the highest power falls to 201 horsepower. Kia says that the first will reach 62 mph in slow 8.2 seconds while the latter requires a sluggish 9.4 seconds. The models with all-wheel drive feature a dual-motor arrangement that has a total of 379 horsepower and the Boost option is available to boost the maximum torque output as well as provide faster acceleration. Kia says that its AWD EV9 will hit 62 miles per hour in 5.3 minutes, which makes it the ideal choice those who desire powerful take-offs like EVs have become popular for. The performance-oriented GT model is expected to join the range for 2025’s model year and may offer more than 576 horsepower. The EV9 was a test vehicle that we’ve only driven however it’s an enjoyable experience. When driving on the highway the EV9 is a comfortable drive and the one-pedal that can be defeated easily brings the SUV to a complete stopping point.
The basic Standard model is equipped with a 76.1-kWh battery. Its Standard Long Range model and those with all-wheel drive come with a bigger 99.8-kWh battery. Kia claims that this Long Range EV9 should drive at least 300 miles in between charges. But don’t count on the dual-motor all-wheel drive version to boast the same long range. Each EV9 makes use of Kia’s 800-volt electric design, which allows DC fast chargers that can replenish the battery fast. The EV9’s onboard charger of 11 kW is a bit lower than the competition however its 230-kilowatt max charging speed can provide 149 miles of battery life within just 15 minutes.
The EPA is yet to release fuel economy estimations for the EV9 however, given the shape of its blocks and larger dimensions, we’re likely to get a lower figure than the Kia electric vehicle’s 117 MPGe when total. It is estimated that the EV9 dependent on the driving system, can range between 79-83 MPGe.
Release Date and Price
The EV9 is a brand-new nameplate for Kia. It’s a new nameplate for the Kia brand. It is also one of the first of the Kia brand’s plans to launch 11 electric vehicles available for purchase before 2026. The EV9 will be available for sale in 2023. It’s not clear what the price will be currently for the Kia E-V9 however we anticipate the entry-level model to begin with a price of around $56,000. If we find out more details on the cost and when we do, we’ll update the story with the latest information, and then make an informed decision on which variant offers the greatest value to your dollar.