Kia’s giant three-row electrical individuals mover is coming quickly.
On Thursday, the South Korean automaker teased the 2024 Kia EV9 in near-production type. Kia launched pictures of a camouflaged prototype present process what the corporate calls “last technical testing.”
Kia confirmed the EV9 will debut within the first quarter of 2023.
The EV9 will dethrone the Telluride because the automaker’s most costly mannequin and de facto flagship.
2024 Kia EV9 undergoes last testing
Kia previewed the EV9 in idea type on the 2021 Los Angeles auto present. Executives confirmed to Motor Authority the idea represented 80% to 90% of what is going to seem within the manufacturing mannequin.
The inside has but to be seen, however anticipate a toned-down model of the idea, with three rows of seats and floating screens on the dashboard just like what’s within the newest Telluride. Whereas related in dimension and seating capability, the EV9 will characteristic extra inside area than the Telluride because of the packaging benefits of its electrical powertrain.
Regardless of its giant dimension, the EV9 will trip on the firm’s E-GMP platform similar to the smaller EV6 and its company cousins, which embrace the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, and Genesis GV60. An 800-volt electrical structure will allow quick charging capabilities, whereas a dual-motor format will present all-wheel drive and as much as 576 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque.
Kia has famous the EV9 can have about 300 miles of vary in some trims.
The EV9 would be the second of 14 EVs Kia plans to launch by 2027.