After the filtering of a series of images in low quality hours before its coming-out, KIA has officially presented the new EV9, a large electric SUV called to become the new flagship of its zero emission range. This model with an international vocation will compete in the E segment.
The EV9 is KIA’s second electric car based on the E-GMP modular platform. This highly flexible architecture, which we can also find in the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and 6, is characterized by integrating an 800-volt electrical system, a technology currently reserved for premium proposals such as the Audi e-tron GT or the Porsche Taycan.
Inspired by the main lines of the prototype EV9 concept of 2021, our protagonist shows off the design philosophy Opposites United. The brand has reimagined the corporate Tiger Nose grille, now completely blanked out; In addition, the vertical headlamps with the step-shaped daytime running lights add an avant-garde touch to the whole.
On the side line, the wide wheelbase and short overhangs stand out, giving it a very personal silhouette. The roof is floating, and door handles are recessed to optimize aerodynamics. Although the LED lights are vertical, they have a small horizontal section at the height of the rear window.
The technical specifications of the KIA EV9 will be announced on March 28
Following in the wake of the latest releases from the Korean firm, the EV9 cabin is dominated by a landscape display made up of two 12.3-inch screens. How could it be otherwise, the infotainment system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
The interior can accommodate up to three rows of seats in six-seater (2+2+2) and seven-seater (2+3+2) configurations. In the first case, the two central seats can be oriented in the opposite position to the march to create a kind of lounge with the third row. As for the technological equipment, we should highlight the AutoMode autonomous driving system, a first for the EV9.
KIA has confirmed that the technical characteristics and the launch date of its latest creation will be announced at the end of the month, specifically on March 28. Although its arrival at dealerships will take place this year, it is most likely that the price list will not be published for a few months.