Kia has teased the EV9 electric SUV ahead of its global debut. The Korean automaker showcased the flagship EV9 SUV, in its concept form, to the masses at the Auto Expo 2023. And now, the carmaker has teased the production-ready model ahead of the debut, reportedly scheduled for March 15. According to reports, the India-spec EV9 SUV will go into production later this year and will be launched by 2024. In the carmaker's portfolio, the upcoming SUV will be positioned above the Kia EV6. A few days ago, the SUV was spotted testing in its production form. According to the new teaser, the upcoming SUV will be mostly similar to the concept form.
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The new EV9 will ride on the modular skateboard design, which the company calls E-GMP, just like nearly every other Hyundai and Kia EV. The EV9 will have the largest wheelbase possible on the E-GMP platform, 3,100mm. Moreover, this platform includes an 800V electrical architecture, allowing for up to 350kW of quick charging. The three-row electric vehicle, the Kia EV9, is anticipated to have a per-charge range of more than 540 kilometres. Mechanically, it is expected to get a variety of battery options from Kia. The EV9 is anticipated to provide between 197bhp and 395bhp of power, depending on the trim. The torque values will probably fall between 338Nm and 652Nm.
Reportedly, the EV9 will be the first Kia model to be available with the company's 'Automode' autonomous driving technology. Additionally, it will use feature-on-demand (FOD) and over-the-air software updates. In terms of styling, the latest teaser affirms that the EV9 will probably mirror the concept version, with L-shaped DRLs and pixel LED lights on the front grille. It will have boxy elements on the sides. Further, flush door handles will be available. According to reports, the EV9 will ride on 21-inch alloy wheels, and its lower variants will come with either 19- or 20-inch wheels. The rear will have vertical LED taillights and a small LED light bar on the tailgate. There is no update on the interior of the production-ready Kia EV9, but reportedly it will probably be similar to that of the concept.
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Kia has not provided any updates regarding its pricing. However, we expect that the price information will be made public closer to the global debut.
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