$1,000 gets you on the list for first production units
Kia’s big EV promises 480 km range
Kia will start taking deposits for the EV9 three-row electric SUV starting at the end of this month. Along with that news, Kia has confirmed some more specs for the full-size EV including almost 500 km of range.
The Kia EV9 is set to be the first real three-row electric crossover on sale in Canada. By that, we mean that it’ll be the first one in its size class, as Tesla has already crammed a tiny third row into the back of its crossovers.
Kia will debut a new name structure with the EV9, with two trims called Wind and Land. On top of that will be a GT-Line package that’s more in line with other Kias.
EV9 is slightly longer than Telluride, offering 2,314L of cargo space with all of the seats folded and 573L with them up. Kia will offer six and seven-seat configurations of the vehicle, which is built on the same platform as the EV6.
Though it’s built on the EV6’s e-GMP architecture, it has a new fourth-generation battery. The Canadian-spec models will have a 99.8 kWh pack with a single motor that targets 480 km of range or a 379 hp dual-motor AWD model with no range number yet. Kia says the EV9 will be able to tow 5,000 lbs.
Both the first and second rows get available “Relaxation Mode” seats with power-operated leg rests. Second row occupants get power seat adjustment, heating, and cooling, and high-power USB-C plugs.
This will be the first Kia to support over-the-air-updates and it uses a new operating system designed to be faster and offer phone-like quick controls. It will have nav-based charging guidance as well.
Last but not least, the EV9 will be loaded with driver assists. This includes Kia’s Highway Driving Assist 3 as standard. It adds more functionality including assisted lange changes.
The 2024 Kia EV9 is set to hit dealers before the end of this year. $1,000 will get your name on the list but we won’t have full pricing until the end of the year.