2023 Kia EV9 Confirmed For The UK

The production of the concept EV9 will sit at the top of Kia's EV range and will go on sale in the UK next year.

From its debut at last year's LA Motor Show, this new all-electric concept will soon drop the 'concept' tag and simply be called the EV9 with Kia already registering the trademark name, and this model is placed on top of their other successful all-electric EV, the EV6.

Standing at 1,790mm tall, 4,930mm long, and 2,055mm wide, the EV9 is larger than the range-topping Kia Sorento and will offer three-row seating to rival the likes of the Mercedes EQB and upcoming Hyundai IONIQ 7.

Just like the expected IONIQ 7, the EV9 will be based on the modular E-GMP platform meaning that we could see the EV6's 77.5kWh battery being made available for the EV9.

But with its bigger size and weight, you can expect the EV9 to achieve slightly fewer miles than the EV6 (328).

Just like the EV6, this model should also offer single and dual-motor options, while its 800V electric architecture will allow for super-fast charging speeds of up to 350kW.

Outside Design

What can you expect from the exterior of the EV9? Well...

  • Blanked off grille (due to reducing cooling requirements) and an added 'Digital Tiger Face'
  • Distinctive LED Light Signature with lots of chrome trim
  • Squared-off bonnet featuring the new Kia logo
  • Angular wheel arches
  • 'Triangular Aro Design' 22" wheels
  • Rear LED Lighting
  • Smooth Tailgate sitting above a Rugged Two-Tone Bumper.
  • Retractable Roof Rails (which go into the body when not in use and can be raised at the touch of a button)

Inside Design

On the inside...

  • 27" Widescreen Display which combines the driver information screen and infotainment.
  • Limited physical buttons
  • Ambient lighting
  • 'Steering Pad' that replaces the steering wheel.
  • Active Mode’ has a traditional driver-focused set-up while ‘Pause Mode’ rotates the front and third-row seats around, turning the second row into a table to mimic a “first-class lounge'. ‘Enjoy Mode’ sees all three rows of seats face the tailgate, which opens to give occupants “the opportunity to connect with the outside environment”
  • Panoramic Glass Roof
  • Seat Fabric made from recycled bottles

And much more...

More information is due to be released and we'll keep you updated with the developments.

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