Kia announces EV9 SUV will launch in Europe in 2023 and confirms more specs
Kia has officially announced that a production version of the Concept EV9 will launch in Europe next year. However, Kia has not explicitly said which month or quarter the vehicle will be released. The company said that it hopes that the new SUV will build on the success that the EV6 found after launching last year.
Kia has confirmed that the vehicle will measure ~16.2 ft (4.9 m) in length, ~6.7 ft (2.1 m) in width and ~5.9 ft (1.8 m) in height. The SUV will have a wheelbase of ~10.2 ft (3.1 m) with machined 22-inch wheels.
The car’s Digital Tiger Face has a new air vent design to boost the vehicle’s aerodynamics. Other streamlining features of the SUV include retractable roof rails and cameras to replace traditional wing mirrors. The hood vent duct area will be a solar panel, converting the energy captured into electricity to power the car’s battery, helping you to drive further between charges.
Inside the vehicle will be a 27-in ultra-wide display that the driver and front passenger can use for climate control, comfort features, and entertainment. The EV9 is built on Kia’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and will feature Kia’s AutoMode autonomous driving technology, as unveiled earlier this year.
As we previously reported, the car is expected to have around 336 miles (540 km) range, with 350 kW fast charging abilities; a 6-minute charge would allow the vehicle to travel up to 62 miles (100 km).