New Kia EV9 details emerge including 800V charging
Kia has announced the full details of the EV9 electric SUV. The car was revealed earlier this month with images showing its three-row interior. The vehicle is based on the same E-GMP as other models from the brand, such as the EV6. Kia states that the RWD Long Range model has a targeted WLTP range of up to 541 km (~336 miles). The 99.8 kWh battery supports 800V charging, allowing you to add 239 km (~149 miles) to your range in as little as 15 minutes.
This SUV has a 150 kW 350 Nm motor with a 0 to 100 kph (~60 mph) acceleration time of 9.4 seconds. The AWD variant has the same battery with dual motors producing a total output of 283 kW with 600 Nm torque, accelerating to 100 kph in 6.0 seconds. The RWD Standard model has a smaller 76.1 kWh battery and a 160 kW 350 Nm motor for a 0 to 100 kph time of 8.2 seconds. Regarding autonomous driving technologies, Kia’s Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) brings Level 3 features to specific markets, like maintaining a distance from the car ahead and staying in the lane without touching the steering wheel.
The SUV has fifteen sensors, including two LiDAR, which can detect other vehicles and hazards. Plus, the Kia Connect Store lets you buy extra features and services such as Remote Smart Parking Assist 2 and Acceleration Boost, cutting the 0 to 100 kph time to 5.3 seconds. The Kia EV9 is due to launch in the Republic of Korea in Q2 2023 and will be available in markets globally later this year. Leaks suggest that the electric SUV will start from US$56,000 in the US.