Following a design preview two weeks in the past, Kia has revealed extra details about its all-new EV9 electrical flagship SUV, together with powertrain specs, dimensions, and options.
Based mostly on mother or father firm Hyundai Motor Group’s Electrical International Modular Platform (E-GMP), Kia’s first three-row electrical SUV options three powertrain configurations with fourth-generation battery tech.
The bottom mannequin is the EV9 RWD Commonplace, which incorporates a 76.1-kilowatt-hour battery that powers an electrical motor delivering 160 kilowatts (215-horsepower) and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters) of torque. On this configuration, the Kia EV9 RWD Commonplace does 0-62 mph in 8.2 seconds, in line with preliminary information.
For individuals who care extra about vary than efficiency, the Kia EV9 RWD Lengthy Vary mannequin incorporates a 99.8-kWh battery and a 150-kW (201-hp) motor for a 0-62 mph time of 9.4 seconds and an estimated goal vary of over 336 miles (541 kilometers) on the WLTP check cycle when fitted with 19-inch wheels.
The large battery additionally powers the EV9 AWD range-topper, which options two electrical motors that collectively ship 283 kW (380 hp) and a mixed 442 lb-ft (600 Nm). On this configuration, the electrical SUV sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds.
If that’s not fast sufficient, the non-compulsory Enhance function drops the acceleration time to five.3 seconds. Accessible for later buy on the Kia Join Retailer, the Enhance function will increase mixed torque to 516 lb-ft (700 Nm).
Kia didn’t reveal the focused vary for the EV9 RWD Commonplace and EV9 AWD fashions, however mentioned the ultra-fast 800 Volt charging system provides 148 miles of vary in roughly quarter-hour.
As with different E-GMP automobiles, the EV9 additionally comes with Car-to-Load (V2L) performance via its Built-in Charging Management Unit (ICCU), enabling as much as 3.68 kW of energy for customers to cost laptops or use tenting tools, amongst different issues.
The principle technological spotlight for the EV9 is the Freeway Driving Pilot (HDP) system, which is able to allow conditional Degree 3 autonomous driving in chosen markets, the place situations allow. Thanks to fifteen sensors, together with two lidars, HDP will have the ability to scan for and detect objects in a full 360-degree area of view to stop potential collisions. HDP shall be accessible within the EV9 GT-Line mannequin sooner or later.
The EV9 additionally introduces the Kia Join Retailer talked about earlier, which permits clients to buy digital options and companies on demand. It will enable them to repeatedly improve the aptitude of the EV9 with over-the-air (OTA) updates at any time.
For instance, the EV9 GT-Line’s “Digital Sample Lighting Grille” tech will be additional enhanced with the addition of the “Lighting Sample” function. Kia’s Distant Good Parking Help 2 (RSPA 2) can be supplied as a digital function, as is content material streaming via the car’s Audio Visible, Navigation and Telematics (AVNT) system.
The EV9 additionally comes with Kia’s Digital Key 2, which makes use of Extremely-Large Band (UWB) expertise permitting customers to open and begin their automotive utilizing their smartphone, even when the secret is of their pocket or bag.
As for Superior Driver Help Programs (ADAS), the checklist may be very lengthy and consists of Rear Cross-Site visitors Collision-Avoidance Help (RCCA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Help (BCA), Lane Preserving Help (LKA), Clever Pace Restrict Help (ISLA), Navigation-based Good Cruise Management (NSCC), and extra.
With regards to dimension, the EV9 is nearly an identical to the Telluride, measuring 197.2 inches (5,010 millimeters) in size, 77.9 in (1,980 mm) in width, and 69.1 in (1,755 mm) in peak. The one important distinction regards the wheelbase, which is nearly 8 inches longer for the EV9 at 122 in (3,100 mm).
The beneficiant dimensions translate right into a roomy inside providing three rows of seats with six- and seven-seat configurations. The Kia EV9 gives 4 second-row seating choices, together with 3-seater bench seats, basic-type, relaxation-type (first- and second-row seats recline collectively when the SUV is charging), and swivel-type two-seater impartial seats (they swivel 180 levels to face the third row).
Kia says the EV9 has an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.28, achieved via the implementation of superior options similar to a 3D-sculpted underbody cowl, aerodynamic wheels (19, 20, and 21 inches), and progressive air curtains built-in into the entrance bumper.
Along with the usual mannequin unveiled earlier this month, the Kia EV9 can even provide a GT-Line trim that includes sportier styling tweaks similar to distinct bumpers, wheels and roof rack, in addition to a particular coloration palette.
The EV9 will make its public debut on the Seoul Mobility Present 2023 later this month, adopted by a North American premiere on the New York Worldwide Auto Present in early April.
Kia will open pre-orders for the Korean market within the second quarter of 2023, with gross sales to observe from the second half of the 12 months in chosen international markets. Costs shall be introduced later.