Before officially presenting its production EV9, Kia unveils it in part in a series of teasers. Update on what we know about the family electric SUV.
In November 2021, the Hyundai-Kia group presented a duo of family electric SUVs at the Los Angeles Motor Show: the Kia EV9 and Hyundai Seven. If they were unveiled at the same time, the production version of the Kia EV9 seems to arrive a little faster, as confirmed by a series of teasers published by the Korean manufacturer.
The Kia EV9, a 100% electric SUV that can carry up to seven passengers, is indeed partially unveiled in two videos posted on Kia’s YouTube channel. We see the front of the EV9 series, very close to the eponymous concept, in the dark. The brand’s new logo is placed on the tip of the bonnet, while an L-shaped LED light signature frames cubed headlamps. On the grille, which should be closed since it is an electric model, luminous elements that go from cube to L.
An exterior look very close to the concept
The teaser also reveals the profile of the large SUV, also close to the concept. We find the cubic aspect with a long flat roof, a high bonnet and a very vertical tailgate, as well as marked fenders. The SUV seems to retain the relief on the doors and wings, but should not resort to antagonistic doors as in the study. We quickly distinguish retractable handles. Finally, the video also gives a glimpse of the lights, which retain the boomerang shape inaugurated by the concept.
This big brother of the EV6 will also be based on a platform dedicated to the brand’s electrics, the E-GMP. It could be entitled to a larger battery than that of the EV6, which has a capacity of 77 kWh and offers 400 to 528 km depending on the version chosen. Kia announces that the official presentation of the EV9 (design, interior and technical characteristics) will take place in mid-March, before its digital world premiere at the end of March.
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