Kia EV9 unveiled as Kia's largest born EV

Kenneth John Updated: April 06, 2023, 02:15 PM IST

The Kia EV9, Kia's largest born-EV SUV, has finally broken cover and has debuted in production-ready guise. The Kia EV9 concept was first showcased at the LA Auto Show in November 2021 and was later also shown at Auto Expo 2023 in January.

The Kia EV9 will join the EV6, which is already on sale in India. As Kia moves forward with its ambitious "Plan S" goal to release another 13 born-EVs by 2027, the EV9 marks the start of a daring new design period for the automaker.

Nearly all of the design cues from the prototype displayed at the Auto Expo 2023 are still present in the SUV. Inverted Z-shaped LED DRLs and an extended bonnet with a blanked-off grille are featured on its front fascia. The boxy form, enormous wheel arches, flushed door handles, door-mounted ORVMs, and a sizable window area, on the other hand, define its side profile.

Based on the E-GMP platform is the Kia EV9. Given the dimensions, we anticipate a battery capacity of 77.4 kWh, which may provide a range of about 500 kilometres. Using a single motor or two motors is also extremely likely. It seems that the Kia EV9 will debut in South Korea, China, and North America first, followed by Europe and other Asian countries like India.

A third row of seats is confirmed. These pictures also demonstrate how much luggage can fit when all the seats are folded down. Second-row receives individual chairs, giving the Kia EV9 a six-seater with a 2+2+2 seating configuration. Interior design is generally kept simple, much like the Kia EV6. The focus is on two horizontal screens, one for the entertainment system and the other for the driver's instruments.

It has a central console that has been removed that had two cup holders and a few controls to switch driving modes. The front passenger seat may be moved forward at the discretion of second-row passengers using the boss mode feature.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 59.95 Lakhs
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