EV9 a three-row electric crossover
Gets shockingly close to concept looks
Like the smaller EV6, the Kia EV9 had bold and chunky lines and panels, combined with a very intricate nose, complex headlamps, and wheels we can’t believe are going to make production. Kia calls those lamps Star Map LED running lights and says they will be part of a complex new animation that will be the face of Kia’s EVs going forward.
Open the doors and you’re faced with a wide and large cabin that’s much less futuristic-looking than the exterior. Two 12.3-inch screens are paired in a single bezel with a small segment display below them to control some vehicle features.
There are some tricks in store, though. Like the second-row seats that can swivel 180 degrees to let middle-row passengers have a proper conversation with those in the back. Or turn sideways to make it easier to get in and out of the second row.
What we don’t yet have for the Telluride-sized EV9 are the details. No word on what electric powertrain Kia will fit underneath, charging speeds, or range. We do know that it will be based on the same E-GMP platform as the EV6 as well as Hyundai’s Ioniq 5.
Expect more details later this month, right around the time of the New York Auto Show.