Kia is continuing its plan to introduce more electric vehicles in its lineup. The latest model that will soon be available is the 2024 Kia EV9. This all-electric large SUV is great for families or simply those who need a bit more room than the EV6.
The 2024 EV9 is slated to have two powertrain options available. The first is the standard 76.1 kWh battery that’s paired with a 160 kW motor, getting 250 miles of all-electric range (AER).1 But if you want even more range, the available 99.8 kWh battery is expected to get up to 300 miles of AER in addition to a massive 516 lb-ft of torque.1
When you need to charge your new Kia EV9, doing so is simple. If you’re in a hurry, you can use a DC Fast Charger to go from 10% charged to 80% charged in only 24 minutes! You can also use a public Level 2 charging station to power up on the go; there are more than 40,000 available in the U.S. There’s also the at-home charging option, which lets you conveniently power up your electric SUV overnight.
You’ll turn heads no matter where you go in the all-new Kia EV9. This modern SUV takes design cues from existing Kia vehicles and builds on them with futuristic notes. The boxy shape is similar to the Telluride, but adds even more flair. The EV9 measures 197.4 inches long, which is slightly longer than the Telluride, but the two SUVs are comparable in height.
When it comes to available style options, the new EV9 has wheels that range in size from 19-21 inches in various designs. You’ll also find LED lights from front to back to help you illuminate the path ahead. All of the SUV’s color options have yet to be announced, but Kia promises that you will get to choose from a multitude of gloss or matte paints.
In addition to the EV9’s exceptional range, this all-electric SUV also offers powerful capability. The all-electric motor has the ability to boost you forward with near-instantaneous acceleration and 379 horsepower. Much like the gas-powered Telluride, the 2024 EV9 has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
If you want to do some off-roading in your SUV, you’ll be glad to know that the EV9 has 7.8 inches of ground clearance to elevate you and protect the underside of the vehicle. The SUV also offers an Onboard Power Generator that can be used as a power source for a variety of items, which is great for camping or other weekend adventures.
Kia has incorporated a new “Ten Must-Have Items” design philosophy for the interior of the EV9. This includes eco-friendly features like non-leather polyurethane seating surfaces, BTX-free trimming, and multiple fabrics and carpets made from partially recycled materials.
When it comes to convenience, the Kia EV9 offers available power-operated second-row executive captain’s seats with expansive legroom. There is also a push-button reclining function available for the first and second rows of seats, including a power leg rest. The EV9 differs from the Telluride in that it has room for up to seven people (instead of eight), but provides a more spacious experience.
In addition to a comfortable interior, the EV9 also offers a smart cabin. Digital Key is standard, which allows you to use a compatible Apple or Samsung device — as well as NFC-enable smart cards — to lock or unlock the vehicle and drive. You can share these “digital keys” via text message with family and friends for added convenience.
Other exciting tech features in the EV9’s Digital Cockpit include an expansive digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel that connects with the infotainment screen. The infotainment operating system will feature an available “frequently used Quick Controls” setting that lets you swipe for easy access.
The 2024 Kia EV9 is expected to debut very soon, with trim information and pricing to be announced at that time. Keep in touch with our team at VanDevere Kia in Akron, Ohio, for more details as they become available!
1) Electric range shown is not an official EPA estimate and is based on preliminary manufacturer estimates on a vehicle with a full charge. Range will vary and depends on a number of factors, including battery age, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, weather, road/traffic conditions, ambient temperature, driving habits, options, cargo and others. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use.