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Electric Kia EV9 7-seat SUV revealed

Kia has revealed images of the EV9, an all-electric 7-seater SUV that’s due to go on sale before the end of 2023.

The EV9 is due to have a 337-mile electric driving range thanks to a battery that’s likely to be around 100kW in size.

The Kia EV9 shares the same platform as the excellent Kia EV6. That means an 800v electrical system that, in the EV6, can rapid charge at up to 233kW, enabling 62 miles of range to be put into the battery in just six minutes. It will also come with vehicle-to-load functionality, allowing the driver to power electrical equipment from the car.

Again, like the EV6, the EV9 is expected to be available with the choice of rear and all-wheel drive powertrain options, with a twin-motor GT-Line S variant.

The EV9 will be available with either six or seven seats. If you opt for the six-seat version, the second row of seats can swivel around to face rearwards, towards the third row of seats, creating a ‘lounge-like’ environment, helped by the EV9’s long wheelbase and flat floor.

The EV6 has a dashboard that looks good and is user-friendly – the EV9 appears to be an evolution of that design.

The Kia EV9 will make its global premiere in late March with first deliveries expected in late 2023. Prices are expected to be between £60,000 and £80,000.

Kia is due to bring eight new EVs to the UK in the next three years.