2023 Kia EV9
The Kia Corp decided to become the next all-electric automaker in the industry, and that started with the Plan S Strategy to produce more battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and take a controlling portion of the market. The EV6 was the first all-electric automobile with no precedent, and the EV9 is next. Check out all the current specs we know about the 2024 Kia EV9.
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Highway Driving Pilot
No price nor trims have yet to be announced, but three power models have. The standard setup is a 76.1-kWh battery powering a 160 kW (215 HP) motor and 258 lb-ft of torque, with a rear-wheel drivetrain (RWD), the RWD Standard model. The RWD Long Range mode optional 99.8-kWh battery, still a single motor, generating 150 kW (201 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. There is also a dual-motor setup that generates 283 kW (379 HP) and 516 lb-ft of torque with all-wheel drive (AWD).
Charging and Range
Able to channel a maximum DC charging speed of up to 230kW, the EV9 is compatible with DC chargers and Level 2 charging. With an ultra-fast 800 Volt charging system, the battery pack can charge up in approximately 15 minutes. The RWD Long Range model has an all-electric range of (AER) 541 km (335 miles).
The front fascia now comes with a new “Digital Pattern Lighting Grille” that features an available animated Star Map LED pattern. Once known for the “Tiger Nose” grille, the front fascia is now a “Tiger Face” grille, fangs and all. Designed with triangular fender flares, a swept-back roof, geometric wheel arches, flush door handles, and a longer wheelbase leads to rear, slim taillights. With LED headlights available, LED fog lights, DRLs, and taillights are also expected. Like the EV6, solar control glass, a sound-absorbing windshield and front door window glass, rear privacy glass, and automatic headlamps should be standard, plus an option to add a sunroof.
Able to offer six- and seven-occupant seating configurations, the first-row seats can swivel around 180 degrees and foldup the second-row seats to make a table, or the second-row seats can swivel 180 degrees to interact with the third row. Seats with 8-way power adjustments, heating and ventilation are also available. A floating panoramic dashboard offers a lot more space for the driver and passenger, two 12.3-inch touch screens integrated with a one 5-inch segment display make the whole cockpit digital with a new high-definition audio visual, navigation and telematics (AVNT) screen. Making the interior out of non-leather polyurethane seating surfaces, select BTX-free interior trim, and select fabrics and carpets composed of partially recycled materials embrace the more environmentally-friendly aspects of a BEV. With plenty of storage options for the front and rear passengers, there is an optional, full-color heads-up display and steering wheel LED lighting illuminates the Kia logo.
The two 12.3-inch touch screens will make up the infotainment system displays, powered by Kia Connect, and offering Kia’s Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) system (Level 3 autonomous driving) and a full 360-degree field of view. An available Full Display Mirror® replaces the traditional rear-view mirror with a camera view and the option of a 14-speaker, 708-watt Meridian® Premium Audio system is available. The EV9 also features Kia’s next-generation, ultramodern Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) operating system. Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and steering wheel-mounted audio and hands-free phone capabilities will most likely be available.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2024 Kia EV9 comes with many basic safety features, including dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a rollover sensor, an anti-lock brake system, stability and traction control systems, a rear occupant alert system, rear-camera display, and LATCH child-seat ready anchors. A collection of standard and available Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) come to the Kia EV9, such as Advanced Highway Driving Assist (AHDA); Lane Following Assist 2 (LFA-2); Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA-2); Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA-2) plus the ability to detect (1) vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists in front of the vehicle while driving (FCA-CPC), (2) oncoming vehicles while turning left at an intersection (FCA-JT), and (3) crossing vehicles while passing through an intersection (FCA-JC); Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM); High Beam Assist (HBA);, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA); Lane Keeping Assist (LKA-2); Safe Exit Assist (SEA); Safe Exit Warning (SEW); and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC).
Kia has a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program. The Kia 10-year/100,000 mile warranty program consists of a 10-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty (this includes the battery of the EV6), 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty, 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty, and 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan.