We're pleased to reveal pricing and specifications for the Kia EV9 – the brand’s new flagship 7-seat electric SUV. Pre-orders are now open with first customer deliveries expected in early 2024.
Three EV9 grades will be available in the UK: ‘Air’, ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’, each with a three-row, 7-seat layout as standard. All three grades offer a 99.8kWh long-range battery pack with heat pump and with it the ability to drive more than 300 miles from a single charge.
Based on the same ground-breaking E-GMP platform as the EV6, the EV9 comes with Kia’s 800V ultra-fast charging technology to ensure every version can be recharged from 10-to-80% in as little as 24 minutes when plugged into a 350kW high-powered charger1.
First UK customer deliveries of the EV9 ‘GT-Line S’ will start from January 2024, with ‘Air’ and ‘GT-Line’ models due to follow later. Finance options will be confirmed before the official on-sale date. With every EV9, company car drivers can benefit from the current 2% Benefit-in-Kind tax rate for zero-emission EVs in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years.
Standard equipment across every EV9 grade
Every EV9 offers a generous array of standard equipment including:
EV9 ‘Air’ from £64,995
The entry point into the EV9 line-up, the ‘Air’ is priced from £64,995 on-the-road and is the grade offering the highest potential driving range. Powered by a single 201bhp and 350Nm torque electric motor that drives the rear wheels, it is capable of up to 336 miles of range from a single charge (WLTP combined cycle).
As with most Kia models, the generous standard equipment levels mean the only option left for customers to choose is the paint. Available from when pre-ordering begins, the EV9 ‘Air’ is offered with an Aurora Red exterior paint finish as standard, with the option of three premium finishes, Midnight Black, White Pearl or Lithium Silver.
EV9 ‘GT-Line’ from £72,495
The EV9 ‘GT-Line’ provides customers with a dual-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain. Together, the electric motors produce 378bhp and 700Nm torque for greater on-road performance and all-road capability. The dual-motor powertrain is capable of up to 308 miles on a single charge (WLTP combined). The EV9 ‘GT-Line’ adds a wider range of standard equipment, including highlights: GT-Line exterior styling; Two-tone ‘GT-Line’ Bio PU upholstery; LED headlamps with ‘small cube’ design and adaptive driving beam; ‘Bridge-type’ roof rails; Driver power adjustable memory seat and front passenger power seat; Driver and front passenger premium relaxation seats; Driver Ergo Motion seat (massage function); Black headlining; Aluminium pedals; Remote Smart Park Assist 2.0 (RSPA 2.0).
Like the ‘Air’, the EV9 ‘GT-Line’ is offered as standard with Aurora Red. For £725 extra, available premium paint options are Midnight Black, White Pearl, Shadow Grey or Pacific Blue gloss.
EV9 ‘GT-Line S’ model from £75,995
The range-topping ‘GT-Line S’ grade starts from £75,995, and offers the same dual-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain, up to 308-mile potential range (WLTP combined), and 7-seat layout as the ‘GT-Line’. In addition, this model features the following highlights as standard: 21-inch alloy wheels; Front sunroof with tilting and sliding functions; Second row sunroof with sliding blind; Head-up display; 14-speaker Meridian Premium Sound System.
‘GT-Line S’ models are offered with the same choice of standard and premium exterior paint finishes as the ‘GT-Line’ model.
Only ‘GT-Line S’ models can also be specified with a 6-seat, interior layout. This model is available from £78,745 and replaces the middle bench with two individual ‘captain’s chair’ seats with adjustable arm rests. These can individually move fore and aft and recline further for maximum passenger comfort. When the car is stopped, middle row seats can swivel outwards towards the doors – making it easier, for example, to load younger children into a car seat. They can also turn around 180-degrees to face the third row, creating a social space for passengers.
As seen on the original Kia EV9 Concept unveiled in 2021, the 6-seat model is sold exclusively with a Pacific Matt Blue exterior finish.
Every grade of EV9 comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty as standard.
Recycled and sustainable
Every version of the EV9 features the extensive use of recycled materials, including a Bioplastic dashboard, console, interior pillars and trim made from renewable biomass sources (e.g. vegetable oils, corn extract, sawdust, sugar cane). The EV9 also features Kia’s ‘10 must-have sustainability items’, defining the use of sustainable materials in all future Kia model lines.