Time to get excited about the EV9. It’s Kia’s first flagship EV SUV, and it could be a game changer, especially for the Rivian R1S and Telsa Model X. It’s just around the corner, and here’s why it matters.
When will the 2024 Kia EV9 come out?
It will be available during the second half of 2023 and we are about to start the first half of the year! That means we could see the Kia EV9 debut any day now. The production-ready model will hit the scene in the first quarter of 2023.
, Kia is providing a few more teasers on the EV9 as testing concludes. That means Kia’s new electric SUV is almost ready for the streets. The 2023 Kia EV6 already had record-breaking sales in November, and now the party will continue.
The EV9 is a larger three-row SUV and will ride on Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. These new SUVs are already crushing it with tons of awards, so the pressure for the EV9 is on.
How much horsepower will the 2024 EV9 have?
Official data for 2024 has not yet been released. But we know that the EV9 seeks to set new standards for range. The Kia EV6 is rated to get an EPA-estimated 310 miles on a single charge, and the EV9 could go even further.
It has more battery room and could outshine 350 miles. The Rivian R1S travels approximately 316 miles on a single charge. Kia said the EV9 could hit 60 mph in under five seconds and have a range of 336 miles.
These could be the figures for the standard model or the concept. The Kia EV6 uses a 77.6kWh battery, and it’s not too farfetched to expect the Kia EV9 to house anything closer to 100kWh.
Also, we got to see the EV9 GT. The EV6 GT has 576 HP and 545 Nm of torque. This is up from 225hp with the standard model and 320hp from AWD equipped models. It can also accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds.
The EV9 could start with rear-wheel drive and offer AWD on higher trim levels. AWD may come standard with the EV9 GT model.
Additionally, the 2024 EV9 will be able to charge at 350-kilowatt fast-charging stations. Charging times may vary, especially if the EV9 has different size battery packs. The EV6 can go from a 10 to 80 percent charge in about 18 minutes.
How much will the Kia EV9 cost?
Pricing for 2024 hasn’t been released, but should be affordable. It could start around $55,000 and max out around $75,000.
This would create quite a bargain as the Tesla Model X costs $122,440 for something of a similar size. Additionally, the Rivian R1S starts at $72,000.
Additionally, the 2024 EV6 could be loaded with premium features like a 27.0-inch infotainment display and massive panoramic roof. Furthermore, the interior is made from fully recycled materials, including fishing nets.
The 2024 Kia EV6 will be luxurious, it might be affordable, and it’ll be pretty fast. It may succeed in setting new standards.