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Kia EV9 present ‘preliminary’ tech specs

24-01-2023 15:00
Electrek has posted the specifications that the Kia EV9 large electric SUV may ship with in the United States. The publication learned that Kia had held a survey among Telluride SUV owners where it let slip the numbers expected for the EV9.

Electrek has posted the specifications that the Kia EV9 large electric SUV may ship with in the United States. The publication learned that Kia had held a survey among Telluride SUV owners where it let slip the numbers expected for the EV9.

The Korean automaker confirmed the fact, but emphasized that the specifications revealed were preliminary and subject to change later. In a poll sent to the owners, they had to choose their favorite from five different EV9 trim versions.

The base spec in the list had seven seats, a battery pack for 350 km (217 miles) of range and a single rear-axle motor driving it with 203 PS (200 hp / 149 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque. The next version up the ranking had 470 km (292 miles) of range and around 900 kg (2,000 pounds) of towing capacity. While the base spec could sprint 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 8.5 seconds, the second version was slower with an 8.9-second launch time due to the heavier battery. It also had massive captain’s seats in the second row, possibly adding even more weight.

Next up were two modifications with 406 PS (400 hp / 298 kW) of electric power each, but different seat counts and driving ranges. The sprint time was specified as 6 seconds for both.

At the top of the lineup was an EV9 with 406 PS (400 hp / 298 kW) and between 515–650 Nm of torque (380–480 pound-feet). As a flagship, it could sprint to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds and tow a trailer over two metric tons heavy. On the outside, it was specced with 21-inch wheels and redesigned bumpers. There was no option for a bench seat in the middle row – just two individual seats.

The Kia EV9 is expected to go on sale in the United States in late 2023 or early 2024 priced between $56,000–73,000. The company once again pointed out that the trim list, features and specifications are liable to change before the production start.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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