The base price will be $56,000 in the US.
The base engine delivers 200 hp and 250 ft-lb of torque.
The most expensive version will have a base price of $73,000.
Kia is currently working on its upcoming three-row EV crossover, but for now, other than the fact that the vehicle will be based on the same e-GMP platform as the other Hyundai Group EVs and that it will resemble the EV9 concept vehicle, not much is known about it.
But it seems that a reader of Car and Driver magazine has obtained some inside information, and that person disclosed what he obtained to the American magazine. Of course, nothing is official at this time, but the information is very plausible for an SUV of this size.
We learned that the starting price in the U.S. will be $56,000 for a model with a single engine mounted on the rear axle. This less powerful variant would benefit from an engine delivering 200 horsepower and 250 ft-lb of torque. Its range between charges would be 220 miles (354 km) and a 0-96 km/h acceleration time of 8.5 seconds.
The more luxurious RWD version (which would start at $61,000) would retain its two-rear-wheel-drive configuration, but would likely be equipped with a larger with a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds and its range would be a more attractive 290 miles (467 km).
As for the four-wheel drive option, it will be more expensive with a base price of $63,000 with 400 horsepower and 380 ft-lb of torque, although the extra weight would affect the range to 260 miles (418 km), but the towing capacity would increase to 3,500 pounds. With the 20-inch wheels and a price tag of $68,000, range would again be reduced… to 240 miles (386 km).
Finally, the top of the line will come at a base price of $73,000 and a similar 240-mile range, while towing capacity would climb to 4,500 pounds, plus it would be dressed up with 21-inch wheels, several darkened details and higher ground clearance.
We’ll know more about it in a few weeks, as Kia intends to add this new EV model to its North American lineup before the end of the year.