Kia has revealed the production version of the 2024 EV9, its first three-row electric flagship SUV. The company said the midsize crossover SUV “represents a pivotal step forward in the company’s journey towards becoming a sustainable mobility solutions provider.”
Built on Kia’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV9’s long wheelbase, low beltline, and completely flat electric vehicle architecture offer generous space in all three rows of seats.
Offered in both six- and seven-seat formats
The seats in the second row can be swiveled 180 degrees, so occupants can interact with those sitting in the third row.
The “Digital Tiger Face” front end features two clusters of small cube lamps adjacent to each vertical headlight. Slim rear lights resemble the design of those at the front.
The first- and second-row seats can simultaneously recline. The third-row seats offer charging points for mobile devices.
Two 12.3-in. touch screens, integrated with one 5-in. segment display, “improve the digital experience,” offering easier control of the vehicle’s functions and ensuring that physical buttons are kept to a minimum.
The center console is equipped with ample storage options, including a spacious compartment located at its base.
The extended display high-definition audio visual, navigation and telematics (AVNT) screen enhances interaction with the digital world. Under the AVNT screen, an array of hidden type touch buttons provides a start/stop function along with AVNT and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control.
Not yet rated by NHTSA.
2024: $55,000 (est.; North American pricing not yet announced).
Later in 2023.
“The Kia EV9 offers customers an exceptionally high-quality proposition and a fresh EV perspective in the family SUV sector,” said Karim Habib, executive vice president and head of Kia Global Design Center. “This new vehicle typology provides instinctive experiences and excellent comfort for not just the driver, but all occupants, through innovative use of space, technology and design.”
Kia said the EV9 will make its digital global premiere in late March, when all product information will be disclosed.