The new Kia EV9 is currently undergoing final testing in preparation for an early 2023 formal debut. This new SUV, which is expected to come loaded with the newest technology, will be an electric alternative to vehicles like the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe.
Last year, when the new Kia EV9 concept car was shown off, it was clear that it was different from other SUVs. Its blunt front end helps it stand apart from the current Kia vehicles already on the market. It is unabashedly boxy and covered in bold creases.
Looking at the front end, Kia has avoided the mistake of installing large grilles merely for show. The EV9 has a very clean appearance since it doesn't require as many cooling vents as a gasoline or diesel-powered competitor because it is an electric vehicle.
These photos of a camouflaged prototype appear to show that the final design adheres to the original idea. The front still looks neat, with no fake grilles that stand out, and the overall shape is the same.
The concept car's pillar-free form is lost in the actual model, and it doesn't appear that the car's enormous alloy wheels were retained either. Despite this, the rims on this automobile are most likely prototypes. The interior of the Kia EV9 concept is as bizarre as the exterior, with a roomy and simple design. This configuration doesn't seem to be going into the production car.
The Kia EV9 concept car's cabin had three settings: Active, Pause, and Enjoy. When parked, the chairs will rotate to face each other in Pause mode for a more lounge-like experience. Active mode is great when you're on the move. Even though there aren't any official photos of the interior, it is clear from these images that the layout will be more typical for an SUV. This might have a design that resembles the current Kia EV6.
The EV6, displayed below, may serve as a source of motor and battery parts for the Kia EV9. The Kia EV9's power source is currently unknown, but it has been established that it shares the same chassis as the EV6 (shown above), meaning that many of its electronic components may be applicable. If so, the Kia EV9 might have a 77.4kWh battery that would enable a range of almost 300 miles.
Anticipate the Kia EV9 to have a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, but don't expect it to have the same insane 585 horsepower as the Kia EV6 GT. Nevertheless, 325 horsepower, which you get in midrange EV6 vehicles, ought to be adequate.
After the new Kia EV9 is officially shown off in the first quarter of 2023, sales are likely to start within a few months. Expect it to cost substantially more than a £52,000 top-spec EV6 or a £45,000 plug-in hybrid Kia Sorento.
Read more about Kia EV9 on the official brand website: https://www.kia.com/us/en/concept-vehicles/ev9