Kia EV9 – Kia has released the all new EV9 SUV. This is a seven seat all electric SUV that is sure to make many premium brands look over their shoulder.
In short, its simply stunning.
The EV9 comes in two versions immediately, the entry level Air priced from $97,000 and the top spec GT-Line, priced at $121,000. These are all plus the usual costs.
Its big with an overall length of a bit over 5.0 metres and yet looks smaller. It’s a box on wheels yet looks stunning. Inside its cavernous with ample room for seven.
The EV9 is engaging to drive with substantial performance and the suspension tuning for Australian conditions is spot on. It feels firmly planted to the road and the hefty 2600kg weight helps. Given that weight, the 0-100km/h time for the AWD GT-Line of 5.3 seconds is impressive.
You expect electric cars to be quiet. But not this quiet. There is almost no exterior road or traffic noise that invades the cabin.
Kia has excelled with the EV9. It has a level of intelligent convenience that cars twice its price aspire to.
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More Kia EV9 Details
Quick highlights for the EV9
- Three models Air, Earth, and GT-Line
- Two are available immediately the EV9 Air and EV9 GT-Line
- The Earth is coming early next year.
- Pricing is $97,000 for the single motor RWD Air. It has 160Kw/350Nm available
- Pricing is $106,500 for the dual motor AWD Earth with 283Kw/700Nm available and
- Pricing is $121,000 for the dual motor AWD GT-Line.
- All plus the usual costs.
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- 2023 Kia EV Strategy – expanded model lineup
- Kia EV9 revealed – all electric flagship model.
- 2022 Kia EV9 Journey to release
- Kia EV9 revealed ahead of its global launch
- Kia EV9 SUV exterior teased in video clips
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Kia EV9 final thoughts
My first impression is that the Kia EV9 is stunning.
Stunning in styling, practicality, interior ambience, and intelligent convenience.
Here is a vehicle that is pushing boundaries everywhere.
The onset of EV technology is levelling the playing field for brands.
Kia has just taken a giant leap forward and many premium brands should be worried.
When you consider the price of $121,000 plus the usual costs for the GT-Line, it could be considered an absolute bargain.
EV9 GT-Line SUV
|Model Price||$121,000 MLP*|
|Engine||Dual Battery Electric motor|
|Drivetrain||One speed AT AWD|
|Battery Capacity / type||99.8kWh / Lithium Ion|
|Voltage / Capacity||552V / 180.9Ah|
|Range (WLTP) / ADR||505Km max / 11kW charging capacity|
|Economy / efficiency||25.6kWh/100km claimed|
|Fast Charge**/ Home||239 km range with 15 minutes ultra-fast 800-volt charging time
DC Fast charge 10-80% 50 kW charger 83 mins
|CO2 Emissions||Zero driving emissions|
|0-100kmh/Top Speed||5.3 secs / 200km/h|
|Servicing||12mth / 15,000km service plan|
|Warranty||7yr/ Unlimited km 150,000km on high voltage components|
|Roadside Assist||7Yr. conditional roadside assist|
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)
|Behind the Wheel||9|
|Ride and Handling||9|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Style / Appeal||9|
|Value for Money||9|
|Wheels||21 inch Alloys|
|Tyres||285/45 R21 Continental|
|Max ground clearance||up to 177mm|
|Turning Circle KTK||12.4m|
|Tow Ball rating||250kg|
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