Kia EV9 unveiled – E-GMP three-row EV SUV with six or seven seats, 180-degree swivel seats for 2nd row
First unveiled as an idea in November 2021, the Kia EV9 has now been unveiled, bringing a three-row SUV to the Korean model’s line-up of totally electrical autos. As with the EV9 Idea and the manufacturing EV6, the EV9 is constructed on the Electrical World Modular Platform (E-GMP) structure, and the EV9 is obtainable in six- and seven-seat configurations.
A lot of the EV9 Idea’s blocky silhouette has been carried over to the EV9, albeit with productionised particulars such because the revised headlamps, typical exterior mirrors, door handles and extra. Its ‘Digital Tiger Face’ has been tailored from the idea car, the place clusters of dice lamps reside subsequent to the headlamps. In the meantime, its wheels are a four-segment revision of the three-segment design on the idea.
Kia’s ‘Expertise for Life’ pillar of its ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy promote values which can be central to the creation of the EV9 inside, mentioned the producer, the place area, expertise and luxury for all passengers have been prioritised.
Inside, front- and second-row occupants can recline their seats on the similar time to chill out and relaxation whereas the EV9 is being charged. The second-row seats might be turned 180 levels to face the third row, and the latter additionally provides its occupants cupholders and energy shops for charging cell units.
For infotainment, the EV9 combines two 12.3-inch touchscreens with a five-inch section show for management of the car’s capabilities, and to make sure “bodily buttons are stored to a minimal.” In the meantime, the centre console provides a spacious storage compartment at its base.
Situated beneath the audio visible, navigation and telematics (AVNT) display is an array of hidden contact buttons for accessing the cease/begin capabilities together with controls for the air-conditioning.
Technical particulars for the EV9 have but to be formally introduced, which can come on the EV9’s world premiere later this month, in response to Kia.
Its sharing of the E-GMP platform with the sleeker EV6 ought to imply that the EV9 might have the 800-volt electrical structure that helps excessive charges of charging. Different EVs on the E-GMP platform embrace the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Genesis GV60.
Within the EV6, a battery of as much as 77.4 kWh supplies vitality for a dual-motor powertrain that produces 577 hp and 740 Nm in GT guise; most efficiency figures from the GT are 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and a high pace of 260 km/h. Alternatively, a 2WD and long-range battery pairing within the EV6 yields a variety of 510 km.