The Kia lineup is about to remodel into one thing extra electrical. The EV9 SUV, which seems to be to be as massive as the present gas-only three-row Telluride, shares its platform with the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 7. Whereas it is nonetheless too early for particular particulars, we predict the EV9 will seemingly be supplied with rear- and all-wheel drive relying on trim stage. Kia hasn’t launched details about the EV9’s battery measurement or motors, however to be aggressive they’re going to want to supply one thing with 220 to 300 miles of vary on a single cost with useable towing capability with as a lot as 4500 kilos of max trailering. Not less than we have got this funky idea to drool over whereas we anticipate Kia to launch particulars concerning the mid-size EV9,
What’s New for 2024?
The EV9 is an all-new nameplate for the Kia model and the subsequent within the firm’s plan to have 11 new electrical automobiles on the market by 2026. We count on to see a manufacturing model of the EV9 debut in 2023.
Pricing and Which One to Purchase
There is no official pricing accessible for the Kia EV9’s but, however we count on to see aggressive pricing begin at roughly $56,000 for the bottom trim. Trim names and ranges are but to be decided, although it’d seemingly observe an identical pecking order as what’s already been established for the smaller EV6 SUV that is at present on sale. After we discover out extra, we’ll replace this story with that info and make a advice on which of the trims will provide the most effective bang in your buck.
EV Motor, Energy, and Efficiency
Official horsepower and efficiency numbers are nonetheless carefully guarded on the Kia HQ, however rumors counsel a easy providing. We count on decrease EV9 trims geared up with single motors to supply roughly 200 horsepower with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive will double the motors, placing an extra unit up entrance, that would not less than double the horsepower output to 400. Because it’s based mostly on the gas-only Telluride, count on the EV9 to be constructed to give attention to vary and hauling as a substitute of acceleration efficiency.
Vary, Charging, and Battery Life
Kia claims a 300-mile driving vary for the EV9 and says the SUV can even have the ability to cost on 350-kilowatt quick charging stations. We aren’t certain what measurement battery pack will come commonplace or if a bigger one could also be accessible as an possibility however we must always discover out that info nearer to the SUV’s on-sale date.
Inside, Consolation, and Cargo
Inside, the EV9 will provide seating for not less than six throughout three rows of seats. The idea automotive makes use of recycled supplies equivalent to reclaimed fishing nets and different discarded plastics to create a extra sustainable inside. The idea additionally sports activities a big panoramic sunroof and a 27.0-inch infotainment show
As extra info turns into accessible, we’ll replace this story with extra particulars about:
- Gasoline Financial system and Actual-World MPGe
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Security and Driver-Help Options
- Guarantee and Upkeep Protection