Kia EV9 electric SUV spotted road testing ahead of 2023 launch
The Kia EV9 all-electric SUV has been spotted testing on European roads. The EV is expected to debut in the UK in 2023 as Kia’s top-of-the-range electric model. The vehicle will also be rolled out more widely across Europe and the US next year.
Images of the camouflaged prototype show that the SUV is similar to the original concept, with a large size, sharp angles and horizontal headlights. However, it is expected that some features, such as the lack of a B-pillar and rear-hinged rear doors, are likely to be cut from the design.
We already know that Kia will build the EV9 on the E-GMP platform, also used in the EV6, with a 3,100 mm (~10.2 ft) wheelbase, measuring ~16.2 ft (4.9 m) long overall. As we previously reported, the SUV is expected to have 350 kW fast charging abilities and will be the first model to feature Kia’s AutoMode autonomous driving technology.
Multiple variants of the EV9 are anticipated, such as an entry-level single rear motor, dual motor and all-wheel drive options. The SUV is expected to have a range of up to 336 miles (~540 km). The exact launch date and pricing for the Kia EV9 in each market are expected to be revealed closer to release.