The all-electric Kia EV9, a large SUV, is undergoing final testing in advance of its world premiere in the first quarter of 2023. The large electric SUV sector currently has zero models on sale in the UK since availability of the Tesla Model X stopped.
Testing of the Kia EV9 has included a 4WD climbing hill and rough terrain tracks, as well as deep-water wading, suggesting that the Kia EV9 will be capable off-road. However testing is also being carried out on high-speed, handling, and low-friction tracks – as well as ‘Belgian pavé’ cobbled road surfaces.
Kia has demonstrated incredible progress over recent years, with the excellent all-electric Kia EV6 giving a preview of how impressive the Kia EV9 is likely to be.