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Anticipated Kia EV9 to Roll Off Korean Assembly Line by the End of Summer

When the Kia EV9 arrives, it will be one of the first midsize three-row electric SUVs on the market

  • The EV9 was first introduced in November 2021.

  • The electric SUV may be produced in the US by 2025.

Interest in Kia’s large-midsize all-electric EV9 is palpable. Barring any surprises from other automakers, the EV9 will become the second three-row electric SUV to be produced, after the Rivian R1S. Unlike the latter, the Kia should be mass-produced and far more affordable.

Kia is expected to officially pull the wraps off the EV9 in the next month when we’ll finally get to see the SUV’s styling and gain more insight on specifications and powertrains. Korean domestic market production is expected to begin in the first half of 2023 meaning that units will be on the road in the country by late summer.

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It’s unclear at the moment if any of these units will make their way to North America however production here should begin in 2025. According to electrive, Hyundai Motor Group’s new US plant in Georgia will potentially build the SUV in a few years once construction is completed.

Initial guesstimates place the Kia EV9’s pricing between $56,000 and $73,000 depending on trim and specifications. The Rivian R1S starts at $78,000 US for the base Adventure trim.

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