Kia EV9’s Big US Debut: Q4 Launch with Four Exciting Trim Options!
The highly anticipated 2024 Kia EV9 is making its grand US entrance in just a few months. Already a sensation in South Korea, with soaring sales, this all-electric SUV is all set to electrify the American terrain in the last quarter of 2023 (Q4).
While we eagerly await the specifics of the EV9's reservation program, we've got a sneak peek into its offerings:
|Trim Levels||Light, Wind, Land, GT-Line|
|Batteries||76.1 kWh or 99.8 kWh (Fourth-gen, 800 V)|
|Powertrain Configurations||RWD (76.1 kWh) – 160 kW (215 hp)|
|RWD (99.8 kWh) – 150 kW (201 hp)|
|AWD (99.8 kWh) – 283 kW (379 hp), 516 lb.-ft. torque|
|Wheels||19-inch or 20-inch (base), 20-inch or 21-inch (upper and GT-Line trims)|
|Range (Estimate)||Up to 300 miles (with 99.8 kWh RWD)|
|Acceleration (Estimate)||0-60 mph in < 5 seconds (Boost mode)|
|Towing Capacity (AWD version)||Up to 5,000 lbs.|
|Ground Clearance||Up to 7.8 inches|
|Fast Charging (Estimate)||10 to 80% in 25 minutes at 236 kW|
|Onboard AC Charger||11-kilowatt|
|US Assembly||West Point, Georgia|
|Federal Tax Credit Eligibility||Yes, under IRA 2022|
With its sleek design, boasting a drag coefficient of just 0.28, the 2024 Kia EV9 doesn't just talk the talk, but it walks the walk too. Versions equipped with dual traction motors boast an exhilarating acceleration, hinting at a 0-60 mph time in under five seconds.
Charging is swift. You can juice up the SUV from 10 to 80% in approximately 25 minutes. And, for homebodies, there's an 11-kilowatt onboard AC charger.
Making history, the Kia EV9 will be the first all-electric Kia assembled right in West Point, Georgia, from 2024. This local production milestone not only showcases Kia's commitment to the US market but also makes the EV9 eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit under the IRA 2022. And with a whopping $200 million investment in the Georgia plant, Kia is clearly charged up about electric!
Given its distinctive features and impressive capabilities, this electric vehicle has the potential to secure a prominent position among the top choices for 7-seater electric SUVs in 2023.
2024 KIA EV9: What You Need to Know
|2024||SUV||Light Long Range RWD||304||$59,200|