Kia EV9 GT High-Performance Electric SUV to Mark Global Debut in 2025

Kia plans to introduce the GT version of the Kia EV9 for the global market in 2025. The high-performance edition with the GT badge is said to feature a dual-motor setup.

By Sanorita | on April 29, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Kia is set to unveil a high-performance GT variant of the EV9 in January 2025, according to the most recent CEO's Investor Day speech. In comparison to the standard EV9, the GT version will be a power monger, providing greater performance with its dual-motor configuration. It is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4 seconds, despite the heavy weight of roughly 2,722 kg. Aside from the EV9 GT, Kia plans to introduce the updated EV6 GT in Q4 2024 for the global market, after the revised EV6 crossover in Q2. More information about the South Korean automaker's planned releases is expected to be available shortly. Until then, let's take a look at what the Kia EV9 GT may offer to the global market. 

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Kia EV9 GT: Power and Other Specifics

The Kia EV9 GT will pack dual electric motors and AWD capability in its mechanical arsenal. For now, the power details are sparse, but rumours expect them to be more than the 373bhp and 701Nm, offered by the SUV's most powerful version (EV9 GT-Line) sold globally. In terms of acceleration, the EV9 GT (0-100km/h in 4 seconds) will be 1.3 seconds faster than the EV9 GT-Line (0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds).

The EV9 GT trim is likely to carry a more aggressive appearance than the existing GT-Line model. In terms of hardware, the high-performance electric SUV will have improved suspension and an electronic brake system, which together will allow for stable driving at high speeds.

More Kia Cars For Global Arena

The South Korean automaker is focusing on growing its global EV lineup to obtain a sizable portion of the market. It currently offers numerous models overseas, including the EV6, EV5, EV3, and EV4, across different segments. In India, Kia only has the EV6 as part of its electric vehicle range. It plans to introduce the EV9 in our market sometime this year. 

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In the global marketplace, the EV9 is available in both RWD and AWD versions. The entry-level RWD variant features a 76.1kWh battery (218bhp/350Nm), while the RWD Long Range variant is equipped with a 99.8kWh battery (204bhp/350Nm). The AWD model sports two motors (one for each axle) and a 99.8kWh battery (380bhp/600Nm).

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