The Kia EV9 is not just another electric SUV. It's a statement of Kia's commitment to sustainability, innovation, and design. The EV9 is Kia's first dedicated electric vehicle based on the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which enables a spacious interior, a long driving range, and fast charging capabilities. The EV9 also showcases Kia's new design identity and blends futuristic elements with natural inspiration. The result is a stunning vehicle that stands out from the crowd and shows the way for sustainable mobility in Europe.

A Spacious and Versatile Interior

One of the main advantages of the E-GMP platform is that it allows for a flat floor and a long wheelbase, which create more room for passengers and cargo. The Kia EV9 has a generous 3,000 mm wheelbase, which is longer than some midsize SUVs. The EV9 also has a sliding second-row seat that can be adjusted by up to 180 mm, offering more legroom or more luggage space depending on the situation. The EV9 can accommodate up to seven people with an optional third-row seat or up to 2,447 liters of cargo space with the second and third rows folded down.

The interior of the EV9 is designed to be comfortable, functional, and eco-friendly. The dashboard features a curved display that integrates the instrument cluster and the infotainment system, creating a seamless and intuitive interface. The center console has a rotary shift-by-wire dial that frees up space for storage compartments and cup holders. The steering wheel has a flat-bottom design that enhances the sporty feel of the EV9. The seats are upholstered with recycled PET fabric, reducing the vehicle's environmental impact. The EV9 also offers a range of advanced features that enhance convenience and safety, such as wireless smartphone charging, head-up display, surround-view monitor, blind-spot view monitor, highway driving assist 2, and remote smart parking assist.

A Long Driving Range and Fast Charging Capabilities

The Kia EV9 is powered by a 77.4 kWh battery pack that delivers an estimated driving range of up to 500 km (310 miles) on the WLTP cycle. The battery pack is liquid-cooled to optimize its performance and durability. The EV9 also supports 400V and 800V charging systems, which means it can be charged at various types of charging stations without additional adapters. The EV9 can charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes using a 350 kW ultra-fast charger or add up to 100 km (62 miles) of range in just five minutes.

The EV9 offers two powertrain options: a rear-wheel drive (RWD) version with a single electric motor that produces 225 horsepower and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque or an all-wheel drive (AWD) version with two electric motors that produce 325 horsepower and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft) of torque. The RWD version can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.8 seconds, while the AWD version can do it in 5.4 seconds. The top speed of both versions is electronically limited to 185 km/h (115 mph). The EV9 also features an electronic limited-slip differential (e-LSD) that distributes torque between the rear wheels for improved handling and stability.

A Stunning Design Identity

The Kia EV9 is the first model to showcase Kia's new design identity, which is based on the concept of "Opposites United." This concept reflects Kia's vision of creating harmony between contrasting elements, such as nature and technology, emotion and rationality, and simplicity and complexity. The EV9 embodies this concept with its distinctive exterior design that combines futuristic lines with organic shapes.

The front of the EV9 features Kia's new signature, "Digital Tiger Face," which replaces the traditional grille with a sleek LED light pattern that creates a dynamic impression. The headlights are integrated into the hood, creating a seamless look that emphasizes the width of the vehicle. The side profile of the EV9 is characterized by a sloping roofline that enhances aerodynamics and gives the vehicle a coupe-like silhouette. The rear of the EV9 features a full-width LED taillight that creates a striking visual effect at night. The EV9 also has unique details such as flush door handles, pop-out cameras instead of side mirrors, and aerodynamic wheels.

The EV9 is available in nine exterior colors, including two exclusive colors: Gravity Blue Metallic and Aurora Black Pearl. The interior color options include Black Mono Tone, Dark Gray Two Tone, Beige Two Tone, and Brown Two Tone.

A Statement of Sustainability

The Kia EV9 is more than just an electric SUV. It's a statement of Kia's commitment to sustainability, innovation, and design. The EV9 is part of Kia's ambitious plan to launch 11 new electric vehicles by 2026 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The EV9 is also part of Kia's "Plan S" strategy, which aims to provide customers with smart mobility solutions that enhance their lives.

The EV9 shows the way for sustainable mobility in Europe by offering a spacious and versatile interior, a long driving range and fast charging capabilities, and a stunning design identity that reflects Kia's new brand direction. The Kia EV9 is expected to go on sale with a starting price of around $55,000.


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