The 2024 Kia EV9 will usher in a new era of digital design for the brand, with the SUV likely to employ the concept’s digital Tiger Face facade. Don’t expect the 2024 Kia EV9 to stray too far from the concept’s dimensions at 195 inches long, 81 inches wide, and 70 inches tall, with a wheelbase of 122 inches.

Based on the Kia Concept EV9, Kia’s next production EV will take the form of an electric SUV dubbed the EV9. Positioned alongside the Telluride and BMW’s electric iX7 as a similarly-sized SUV, the 2024 Kia EV9 will share underpinnings with the Hyundai Ioniq 7.

That means it will inherit the Hyundai Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) already in use on the 2024 Kia EV9.

Exact powertrain specifications have not yet been revealed, but expect dual-motor systems to provide all-wheel drive, power outputs of up to 570 horsepower in upper trims, and a driving range of up to 300 miles.

A 350-kW onboard charging system will enable 10%-80% battery replenishment in under half an hour.

The EV9 is an all-new nameplate for the Kia brand and the next in the company’s plan to have 11 new electric vehicles for sale by 2026. We expect to see a production version of the 2024 Kia EV9 debut sometime in 2022 with deliveries to customers in 2023.

The Concept EV9 has twin motors for four-wheel drive and a 0-62mph time of around five seconds in its ‘performance model’ guise – although it is not yet confirmed whether this version will wear the same GT badge as the top-rung 577bhp version of the EV6.

Styling work was overseen by Kia design chief Karim Habib. Its rugged look includes the next evolution of Kia’s ‘Tiger Face’ front grille, which has gone digital on the Concept EV9 and allowed for a new air vent design at the front that reduces frontal mass to improve aerodynamic efficiency.

A solar panel also features on the front ducts to allow an extra charge for the battery, while further aerodynamic efficiency comes from the 22in triangular-design alloy wheels.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Inside, the 2024 Kia EV9 will offer seating for at least six across three rows of seats. The concept car uses recycled materials such as reclaimed fishing nets and other discarded plastics to create a more sustainable interior. The concept also sports a large panoramic sunroof and a 27.0-inch infotainment display

As more information becomes available on the 2024 Kia EV9, we’ll update this story with more details about:

  •  Engine, Transmission, and Performance
  •  Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
  •  Infotainment and Connectivity
  •  Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

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2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9

 

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