Kia EV9 SUV debuts with record-breaking 541km driving range, poised to change the game for electric vehicles

  • The Kia EV9 is a three-row electric SUV built on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with a driving range of more than 541 km (WLTP) and ultra-fast 800-volt charging that can power the vehicle for 239 km in about 15 minutes.
  • The EV9 is powered by Kia’s fourth-generation battery technology and an E-GMP, available in Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) Standard and Long Range, and All Wheel Drive (AWD) variants. It has Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance (RCCA) and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist for pre- and post-driving safety and convenience (PCA).

Kia has revealed the full specifications of its electric SUV, the Kia EV9. It is the company’s first three-row electric SUV, built on the ground-breaking Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). According to the World Harmonized Light Vehicle Testing Procedure, the Kia EV9 has an all-electric range of more than 541 kilometres (WLTP).


Driving Range of KIA EV9 SUV

The electric SUV features ultra-fast 800-volt charging, which the company claims can power the vehicle for 239 km in about 15 minutes. The Kia EV9 eSUV features numerous technological advances, including the Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) system, Kia Connect Store, and others.

The Kia EV9 transcends all aspects of traditional SUV thinking and represents the pinnacle of Kia’s design and engineering capabilities,” said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO. The EV9, designed to meet the needs of all family members, also spearheads Kia’s rapid transition to a provider of sustainable mobility solutions, not only through its advanced EV architecture, but also through the numerous recycled and sustainable materials used in its construction.”

The EV9 will be available for pre-order in the Korean market in the second quarter of 2023, according to the company. The Kia EV9 will be available in select global markets beginning in the second half of the year.


Dimensions of Kia EV9 SUV

The Kia EV9 has a 3,100-mm wheelbase and comes with 21-inch, 20-inch, or 19-inch wheels. It has an overall length of 5,010 mm, a width of 1,980 mm, and a height of 1,755 mm. The SUV’s signature ‘Digital Tiger Face’ emphasises its distinct identity, which is further enhanced by the ‘Digital Pattern Lighting Grille’ and vertical headlamps.

In addition, the Digital Tiger Face has two clusters of small cube lamps adjacent to each headlamp, as well as ‘Star Map’ LED daytime running lights (DRL).

Kia has unveiled the GT-line model design in addition to the standard model. The front and rear bumpers, wheels, and roof rack have all been updated, and the GT-line now has a distinct black colour palette that exudes a strong and assertive presence, distinguishing it from its standard counterpart. The GT-line features an exclusive ‘Digital Pattern Lighting Grille,’ which adds dynamism and sophistication to the vehicle’s already impressive design.

The Kia EV9 has several seating configurations. It comes in seven-seater and six-seater configurations, as well as four different second-row seat options.

The cabin design is elegantly simple, user-friendly, and spacious, with a large base compartment at the centre console. Mesh headrests in the front seats improve comfort and child monitoring. A ‘Panoramic wide display’ with a 12.3-inch cluster display, a 5-inch segment display, and a 12.3-inch infotainment system display is available.

Powertrain in Kia EV9 E-SUV

The EV9 is powered by Kia’s fourth-generation battery technology and an Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) Standard model has a 76.1-kWh battery, while the RWD Long Range and All Wheel Drive (AWD) variants have 99.8-kWh batteries.

The RWD Long Range model has a 150 kW / 350 Nm electric motor that can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds. The EV9 Standard RWD accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds.

With features like Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance (RCCA) and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, the Kia EV9 provides pre- and post-driving safety and convenience (PCA). It is outfitted with ten airbags.

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