• The new SUV EV redefines the driving experience with more room and comfort for all passengers.
  • With the EV9, Kia moves closer to sustainability by adopting sustainable biomaterials on the road to carbon neutrality.
  • Kia intends to launch conditional
  • Highway Driving Pilot (HDP)1 in GT-line at Level-3 Autonomy
  • With an ultra-fast 800-volt charger, an all-electric vehicle can go 239 km with a single charge and reach its 541 km WLTP target range.
  • Customers may upgrade the features of their EV9 Over-the-Air (OTA) through the Kia Connect Store at any time and from any location.
  • EV9 accelerates Kia’s transformation into a provider of sustainable transportation solutions.

Kia EV9 Reshapes SUV

The Kia EV9, the company’s first three-row electric flagship SUV, has just been fully unveiled by Kia. It represents the company’s quick transition to a sustainable mobility solutions provider in the age of electrification and introduces new thinking, design, and technology to the market.

The EV9 provides sporty performance, complemented by a targeted all-electric range of approximately 541 km2, in accordance with the World harmonized Light vehicle Testing Method, which is based on the game-changing Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) (WLTP).

The EV9 battery pack can be refilled with enough energy to power the car for 239 km in around 15 minutes thanks to ultra-quick 800-volt minutes3.

The Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) system, which will be offered in the Kia EV9 GT-line in the future and which will enable conditional Level 3 autonomous driving in some markets, is only one of several technical advances.

It also brings the Kia Connect Store, which gives consumers the option to pick the features they want and constantly enhance the capabilities of the EV9 via Over Air (OTA) upgrades at any time. This enables customers to purchase digital features and services on demand.

Kia will begin offering pre-orders of the EV9 for the Korean market in the second quarter of 2023. The Kia EV9 will go on sale in selected global markets in the second half of the year.

Kia EV9 Reshapes SUV
Kia EV9 Reshapes SUV

Today, Kia released the EV9 world premiere video with full details of the model. The video can be viewed on the Kia EV9 global brand page at Kia Media

Kia EV9 SUV  Design – Reshaping the SUV User Experience for Millennial Families

The EV9 reimagines the all-electric SUV with a distinctive combination of natural and contemporary components, guided by the brand’s “Opposites Unified” design philosophy.

The EV9’s design has been significantly influenced by the “Bold for Nature” design pillar, which encourages the fusion of elements from the natural and material worlds.

The appearance of the Kia EV9 conveys a feeling of tranquil modern calmness appropriate for a smart EV in a new era of sustainable transportation.

The car has a 3,100 mm wheelbase and comes with a set of wheels that are either 21 inches, 20 inches, or 19 inches.

It has a 5,010 mm total length, is 1,980 mm broad, and is 1,755 mm tall4, giving it a strong and modern aspect without losing its distinctiveness.

With its sharply defined surfaces and lines, the front of the EV9 emanates assurance, clarity, and tranquility.

The SUV’s distinctive “Digital Tiger Face” displays its own character, and the “Digital Pattern Lighting Grille”5 and vertical headlights give the EV9 a forward-thinking appearance.

In addition, the Digital Tiger Face has two groups of little cube bulbs next to each headlight.

The EV9’s “Star Map” LED daytime running lights (DRL) provide an elegant moving lighting pattern that will serve as a representation of Kia’s Digital Tiger Face for future EV vehicles while also offering a novel illumination experience.

In addition to the regular model, Kia has also presented the GT-line model design, which stands out from the typical model thanks to its distinctive appeal.

The GT-line offers a unique black color palette that exudes a powerful and authoritative appearance, setting it different from its conventional version. The front and rear bumpers, wheels, and roof rack have all received changes.

Kia EV9 Reshapes SUV Design
Kia EV9 Reshapes SUV Design

Importantly, the GT-line has an innovative “Digital Pattern Lighting Grille” that gives its already stunning look a touch of dynamism and refinement.

The EV9 not only has an eye-catching design, but it also performs well with a remarkable aerodynamic coefficient of 0.28. Many cutting-edge features have been used to achieve this.

They include aerodynamic wheels, the company’s first-ever 3D-sculpted underbody cover, which has a convex form up front and a concave shape down back, as well as cutting-edge air curtains built into the front bumper.

Its combination produces a thrilling driving experience by offering greater airflow control, optimal performance, and economy. The Kia EV9 has a selection of seating configurations to meet different demands.

It has seven- and six-seater variants, as well as a number of second-row seat combinations that add up to four-six seats, all of which are appropriate for different uses including traveling, charging, and sleeping. The front row has seats designed for leisure, ensuring a suitable position for sleeping.

The second row offers four sitting options, including 3-seater bench seats, basic-type, relaxation-type, and swivel-type two-seater independent seats, which gives consumers a range of useful alternatives for the first time among worldwide EV models.

The EV9 allows first and second-row occupants to recline together while the SUV is charging when the second-row relaxation seats are installed.

The second-row seats in a vehicle with swivel seats may turn 180 degrees to allow for dialogue with passengers in the third row. Chargers and cup holders are available for third-row passengers.

The press release announcing the design unveiling for the Kia EV9 can be found at https://www.kianewscenter.com.

Kia EV9 SUV Sustainability –  Setting new Standards for Responsible Mobility

Kia’s stated path to reach carbon neutrality by 2045 and its strategic ambition to lead in sustainable mobility go beyond only offering electric vehicle drivetrains with no emissions.

The EV9 takes this to the next level by applying eco-friendly materials to set new benchmarks in sustainable transportation. These also cover the materials used in the building of the vehicle.

As the first vehicle to adopt the brand’s three-step Design Sustainability Strategy, which aims to phase out the use of leather, incorporate ten sustainable features into all new Kia models, and steadily increase the use of bio-based materials like corn, sugar cane, and natural oils, the Kia EV9 represents a significant milestone.

By 2030, Kia wants to utilize 20% more recycled plastics than it does today.

The EV9’s color scheme is inspired by nature’s four fundamental components, namely light, air, earth, and water, in order to forge a bond with the natural world’s beauty and incorporate it into the design ethos of the device.

Six different interior color schemes are available for the EV9, ranging from a light modern grey to sophisticated natural tones and a more sporty version for the GT-line.

Kia EV9 SUV Electric Drivetrain – A Broad Spectrum of Different Zero-Emission Mobility Solutions

The EV9 offers a wide range of electric powertrain choices built on Kia’s fourth-generation battery technology and the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

A 99.8-kWh battery is included in both the RWD Long Range and All Wheel Drive (AWD) variations, whereas a 76.1-kWh battery is only available with the Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) Standard model 7.

According to preliminary statistics, the RWD Long Range model’s 150 kW/350 Nm electric engine enables the SUV to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds.

The Standard RWD EV9 is also propelled by a single electric motor, although a more potent 160 kW / 350 Nm one that can reach 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds.

The AWD model has two electric motors that work in tandem to produce a combined 283 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque.

The SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 6.0 seconds thanks to this potent combo.

Further Boost features, which may be added later at the Kia Connect Shop, offer even higher levels of performance.

The EV9 can accelerate from zero to one hundred kilometers per hour in 5.3 seconds thanks to an extraordinary 700 Nm boost in combined torque.

Since Kia approached the design of the EV9’s electric drivetrain holistically, the SUV’s agile performance is matched with an exceptional range.

This enables EV9 customers to spend as little time as possible at the charging station and as much time on the road, giving families total confidence to make long road trips.

For instance, the WLTP estimates that the RWD Long Range model with 19-inch wheels gives a target range of more than 541 kilometers.

The car’s battery pack can be recharged with enough power to drive the vehicle for 239 km in around 15 minutes8 using an incredibly quick 800 Volt charging method.

The Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) of the EV9 has Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capabilities, allowing the vehicle battery to be discharged.

Families are permitted to use up to 3.68 kW9 of electricity for laptops or camping gear.

Kia EV9 Highway Driving Pilot10 – Unlocking Level 3 Conditional Autonomy

With the EV9, complete autonomy will advance significantly.

The EV9 will have conditional Level 3 autonomous driving thanks to Kia’s Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) technology, which is essential to achieving this.

It has fifteen sensors, including two lidars, that allow it to scan and identify things in a 360-degree field of vision, allowing it to recognize and avoid possible accidents with the road and other users.

Kia’s Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) technology will fulfill the requirements needed to enable Level 3 autonomy in some parts of the world by offering intelligent, proactive, real-time assistance in a variety of scenarios.

If conditions allow, the vehicle will be equipped with conditional driving automation, allowing the driver to momentarily step away from operating the vehicle.

In the future, Kia intends to offer the HDP in the EV9 GT-line model.

The nearer the time of the HDP’s market release, the more information will be made public.

Kia Connect Store11 – Update your EV9 Anytime Anywhere

The way that consumers may customize the EV9’s equipment specification reflects Kia’s innovative ideas about what a family SUV should be.

A broad range of extras is available at the Kia Connect Shop in addition to the EV9’s basic amenities.

By updating the EV9’s digital features and services, users can keep their SUVs regularly updated without having to transport them to a dealership.

The ‘Lighting Pattern’ capability can be used to improve the EV9’s ‘Digital Pattern Lighting Grille’ technology even further.

With an optional Boost function, customers may request greater performance for the AWD EV9, enabling an additional 100 Nm of torque for the electric engine for a more exhilarating and dynamic driving experience.

Along with multimedia streaming for passengers to enjoy through the car’s Audio Visual, Navigation, and Telematics (AVNT) system, Kia now offers Remote Smart Parking Assist 2 (RSPA 2).

Kia Safety and convenience – Designed and Engineered to Enhance the Driving Experience of all Occupants

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have made it possible for the EV9 to have several more capabilities, including Remote Smart Parking Assist 2. (RSPA 2).

With the help of this technology, the EV9 can park itself whether the driver is in or out of the car. The driver starts the process by pressing the Digital Key 2 smart key from Kia.

The RSPA 2 steers the EV9 into the assigned parking place automatically while managing the accelerator, brakes, and shifter using ultrasonic sensors to identify impediments.

Also, the system will automatically apply the brakes if it detects an impediment in the path of the car.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA), another function of the EV9, helps drivers avoid hitting oncoming traffic when they are reversing.

In addition to these safety measures, the car has various innovative driver assistance systems from Kia that increase passenger safety. These systems include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), and Lane Keeping Assist.

Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) permits lane changes and employs a hands-on detection (HOD) sensor to guarantee driver involvement

while Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) assures safe driving on highways and automobile-only routes.

Moreover, with technologies like Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance (RCCA) and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, the EV9 delivers pre- and post-driving safety and convenience (PCA).

Another first for Kia, Digital Key 2 makes use of Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology to enable customers to start and access their vehicle using their smartphone even while the key is in their pocket or purse.

In order to provide the maximum level of safety for EV9 customers and their families in all circumstances, Kia has only used the most cutting-edge engineering design and technology.

The chassis frame structure of the EV9 boasts the world’s first patent-pending B-pillar connection structure technology with an increased overlap between crash barrier and side sill, as well as an extraordinarily high level of torsional rigidity.

With ten additional airbags12 within the cabin, these technological advancements offer class-leading levels of protection and safeguarding for both batteries and people.

Kia’s reshape global campaign for the EV9 – Here to Transform the way we move

Kia is getting ready to launch a number of international promotional initiatives under the slogan “Here to transform the way we move.”

This claim reflects the firm’s dedication to innovation and its outlook for a more sustainable, effective, and practical future.

Later this month, the EV9 will make its official premiere in person at the Seoul Mobility Show 2023.

The New York International Car Show for this year will then feature it in early April.

With the EV9, Kia is ready to redefine what it means to travel in luxury and style and establish a new benchmark for EVs.

Press Releases: Kia News Center

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