What We Know So Far


The Kia lineup is about to remodel into one thing extra electrical. The EV9 SUV, which appears to be as giant as the present gas-only three-row Telluride, shares its platform with the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 7. Whereas it is nonetheless too early for particular particulars, we expect the EV9 will doubtless be supplied with rear- and all-wheel drive relying on trim degree. Kia hasn’t launched details about the EV9’s battery dimension or motors, however to be aggressive they’re going to want to supply one thing with 220 to 300 miles of vary on a single cost with useable towing capability with as a lot as 4500 kilos of max trailering. Vital specs like horsepower, pricing, and vary are nonetheless carefully guarded, however we’ll replace this house as soon as Kia reveals them nearer to the EV9’s debut in April 2023.

preview for 2024 Kia EV9 Revealed!

What’s New for 2024?

The EV9 is an all-new nameplate for the Kia model and the following within the firm’s plan to have 11 new electrical automobiles on the market by 2026. We count on the EV9 to debut in April 2023. It is on sale date is probably going on the finish of 2023 or someday early 2024.

Pricing and Which One to Purchase


$56,000 (est)

Commonplace Plus

$63,000 (est)


$68,000 (est)


$73,000 (est)

There isn’t any official pricing accessible for the Kia EV9’s but, however we count on to see aggressive pricing begin at roughly $56,000 for the bottom trim. Trim names and ranges are but to be decided, although it’d doubtless observe an analogous pecking order as what’s already been established for the smaller EV6 SUV that is at present on sale. Once we discover out extra, we’ll replace this story with that info and make a advice on which of the trims will provide the perfect bang on your buck.

EV Motor, Energy, and Efficiency

Official horsepower and efficiency numbers are nonetheless carefully guarded on the Kia HQ, however rumors counsel a easy providing. We count on decrease EV9 trims geared up with single motors to supply roughly 200 horsepower with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive will double the motors, placing an extra unit up entrance, that might no less than double the horsepower output to 400. Because it’s primarily based on the gas-only Telluride, count on the EV9 to be constructed to give attention to vary and hauling as a substitute of acceleration efficiency.

Vary, Charging, and Battery Life

Kia claims a 300-mile driving vary for the EV9 and says the SUV will even be capable of cost on 350-kilowatt quick charging stations. We aren’t positive what dimension battery pack will come customary or if a bigger one could also be accessible as an possibility however we should always discover out that info nearer to the SUV’s on-sale date.

Inside, Consolation, and Cargo

The EV9 will are available both six- or seven-passenger variants, relying on whether or not the second row has buckets or a bench. In increased trim EV9s, the third row is energy folding. Kia hasn’t launched a full checklist of dimensions and particulars but, however in comparison with the Telluride, the EV9’s second row is simply as comfortably spacious. The third row has extra legroom and headroom. Second row seats additionally swivel to face the rear—much like the Chrysler’s Swivel ‘n Go launched on its 2008 minivan.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Contained in the EV9 are a pair of 12.3-inch screens—one for the gauge cluster and a second for infotainment—with a devoted HVAC readout between them. The EV9 lacks bodily knobs and its buttons are decreased in comparison with Kias on sale at the moment with only a few key HVAC controls and a quantity knob remaining, together with touch-sensitive controls embedded within the sprint to leap to completely different menus. The EV9 makes use of a completely new era of infotainment, whose particulars are additionally below wraps till the brand new three-row is revealed.

As extra info turns into accessible, we’ll replace this story with extra particulars about:

  • Gasoline Economic system and Actual-World MPGe
  • Security and Driver-Help Options
  • Guarantee and Upkeep Protection