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Kia EV9

Kia EV9 SUV with 7 seats and 335-mile range

The Kia EV9 is an all-electric SUV with six or seven seats, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, a 76.1kWh or a 99.8kWh battery, and up to 335 miles of range.

The Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) Kia EV9 Standard model features a 76.1kWh battery. The RWD Long Range and All Wheel Drive (AWD) variants have a with a 99.8kWh battery. 

The Standard RWD EV9 has a 160 kW / 350 Nm electric motor, giving a 0-62 mph time of 8.2 seconds. The RWD Long Range model has a 150 kW / 350 Nm electric motor, expected to give a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 9.4 seconds.

The AWD variant has two electric motors with a total power output of 283 kW and a combined torque of 600 Nm, resulting in a 0-62 mph time of 6.0 seconds. An optional Boost feature – available for purchase at the Kia Connect Store – increases torque to 700 Nm, giving a 0-62 mph time of 5.3 seconds.

It will be possible to add 148 miles of range in just 15 minutes thanks to the EV9’s 800-volt electrical architecture. The EV9 also has a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality which allows the car to power items of electrical equipment.

Despite the large SUV shape, the EV9 is actually surprisingly aerodynamic, with a coefficient of 0.28, thanks to features such as Kia’s first-ever 3D-sculpted underbody cover, which features a convex shape at the front and a concave shape at the rear, along with aerodynamic wheels, and air curtains integrated into the front bumper. 

There will be a standard EV9 model and also a GT-line variant, which has unique visual details including a ‘Digital Pattern Lighting Grille’.

The Kia EV9 offers seven-seater and six-seater configurations and a choice of four second-row seat options, including three seats and two independent seats that can swivel to face the third row.

The Kia Connect Store will also be available in the EV9, which enables customers to purchase digital features and services on demand, giving them the flexibility to choose the features they want and continuously upgrade the capability of the EV9 with Over the Air (OTA) updates at any time.

The Kia EV9 will make its physical debut at the Seoul Mobility Show 2023 later this month and will go on sale in selected global markets from the second half of the year.