We continue to learn more about the Kia EV9. The imposing South Korean electric SUV today unveils its production date.
Last month, Kia gave details about the EV9, which is expected for this year. We should also discover the final version of the vehicle this month. Indeed, we only know the concept for the moment, as well as the car with its camouflage.
And if we do not yet know when Kia will officially present the EV9, we now know when production will begin. It is still a vague date, but it is during the first half of the year that production will begin.
It is The Korea Herald which confirms this date, with a production which will take place in Gwangmyeong. Pre-orders will open in April in South Korea, and production could start around that date.
The 7-seater SUV will also be sold in Europe, and the first announcements announced an arrival in 2023. Nothing excludes that it will be postponed to 2024, while its arrival in the United States will certainly be in 2025.
The Kia EV9 will be based on the e-GMP platform, on which we find in particular the EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Thanks to an imposing battery, it will offer more than 500 kilometers of autonomy. In addition, its 800 V architecture promises ultra-fast charging.
Finally, with the latest pre-release teasers, we discover the vehicle’s light signature. As with the Hyundai Ioniq, the Kia EV9 adopts pixel headlights. In terms of silhouette, it would seem that the SUV is close to the concept.
Kia EV9: the XXL electric SUV in detail