Electric Kia EV9 SUV concept revealed: price, specs and release date

November 18, 2021 by

This is the new Kia EV9 SUV. It’s only a concept car for now, but it shows you what Kia’s upcoming seven-seat electric SUV will look like. Read on for everything you need to know about this new electric car…

  • Kia EV9 concept revealed
  • Previews new large electric SUV
  • Electric alternative to Sorento and larger Telluride
  • May share electric components with EV6
  • Seven-seat version likely
  • Production version could be revealed in late 2023

This is the new Kia EV9 SUV concept, and it’s set to be an EV alternative to the current Kia Sorrento when it goes on sale in a few years’ time. It has a bold, modern look and loads of new technology. Read on for all you need to know.

New Kia EV9 design

The new Kia EV9 certainly has a bold design that stands out from every other SUV you’ve seen. It’s big and boxy, with muscular haunches and a blunt front end.

Up front, Kia hasn’t fallen into the trap of putting a grille on a car that doesn’t need one (being an electric car means the EV9 has less need for vast cooling vents like a petrol- or diesel-powered car.)

Instead, Kia’s given this new SUV some modern looking trims and contemporary light signatures.

The bonnet also incorporates a solar panel which can generate some electricity from sunlight when you’re not near a charger.

Down the side, the EV9 is clean and modern. It has some flared arches and bold creases and an obligatory set of huge alloy wheels.

It also has rear doors hinged backwards which open up to reveal a pillar-less design providing great access into the spacious interior.

Around the back, the design is once again very minimalist. The rear lights have a slim look to them and the tailgate has some interesting contours to it.

New Kia EV9 interior and infotainment

The interior is just as outlandish as the outside, but it’s unclear how much of this will make it into production.

The dashboard appears to be floating and is comprised of interesting looking materials, a lot of which are made of sustainable materials.

The flooring is made of recycled fish nets and the seats feature recycled water bottles, which reduces the amount of pollution produced during the car’s construction and gives it a healthy handful of eco-friendly brownie points.

The focal point of the dashboard is a large screen that spans half of the car and combines the central infotainment touchscreen and driver’s disply in one unit. The flat steering wheel is a novel looking design, but don’t expect this to make it to the production version.

New Kia EV9 batteries and motors

The Kia EV9 may borrow motor and battery components from the EV6, shown here

No word yet on what’s powering the Kia EV9, but it has been confirmed to sit on the same underpinnings as the EV6 (shown above) — and could use much of its electronic parts as a result.

If so, it could use a 77.4kWh battery that should provide close to 300 miles of range.

The Kia EV9 will likely come with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup, though don’t expect the same bonkers 585hp as comes in the Kia EV6 GT. That said, 325hp (like you get in mid-range EV6 models) should be plenty.

New Kia EV9 price and release date

The Kia EV9 is just a concept car at the moment, however a production car could be revealed in late 2023 with a view to sales kicking off early in 2024.

Expect it to cost significantly more than a £45,000 plug-in hybrid Kia Sorento or a £52,000 top-spec EV6, however.

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