Just a few hours before its official presentation, the KIA EV9 It has been completely leaked online. The Korean firm’s largest electric SUV, specially designed for the US market (although it will also reach other regions such as Europe), will finally look very similar to the 2021 EV9 Concept prototype.
The KIA EV9 is an SUV with an angular design, very much in American taste. Its electric nature is evident if we take a look at the cantilevers, reduced to their minimum expression. At the front, the vertical headlights with striking step-shaped daylight should be highlighted, as well as the reinterpretation of the classic radiator grille. tiger nosenow blinded.
The pillars A, B, C and D are floating, while the third window rises at an angle of 45º to join the spoiler that crowns the tailgate. The door handles are recessed, and the generous wheels have a diameter of up to 21 inches. The car is expected to measure approx. 4.93 meters long, 2.06 meters wide and 1.79 meters high; In addition, it should have a wheelbase of 3.10 meters.
The interior is less surprising than the exterior, since the interior has a fairly continuous design compared to other proposals from the company. Behind the steering wheel with four horizontal spokes we find a display made up of two screens, one for the digital instrumentation and the other for the infotainment system. The central console, very wide, does not come together with the dashboard. The car will have up to three rows of seats in 6 and 7-seater configurations..
The KIA EV9 will compete in the E segment (executive SUVs)
Like the EV6, our protagonist will make use of the platform E-GMP, equipped with an 800 volt system. Its autonomy will be greater than 480 km under the American EPA cycle (about 540 km under the European WLTP cycle, which usually yields higher figures). In addition, it will have an ultra-fast charging system, being able to recover 70% of its range (10-80%) in approximately 20 minutes.
It will also equip the sophisticated autonomous driving system AutoModewhich will include navigation-based smart cruise control with HD maps, Highway Driving Pilot, Auto Lane Change and the ability to receive OTA (Over the air).
KIA, what plans to launch a total of nine electric vehicles globally by 2027, aspires to become a leader in sustainable mobility through the deployment of an attractive range that meets the needs of a broad spectrum of customers. Its goal is to achieve carbon neutrality throughout its value chain by 2045.
Source | Motor.es