The all-electric three-row EV9 concept was unveiled at the 2021 L.A. auto show, and Kia now says it will actually produce the SUV starting next year.
Kia has confirmed that a production version of the EV9 SUV will arrive in Europe in 2023.
While Kia has yet to confirm whether the EV9 will be offered in the United States, we are sure that it will reach our shores.
The all-electric three-row EV9 concept was unveiled at the L.A. auto show last November.
Europe will be the first to have a production version of the Kia EV9 SUV in 2023, according to a press release on the UK’s Kia media site. While the company says nothing about the U.S. version, we believe the EV9 will eventually reach our shores.
For those who missed its reveal at the L.A. auto show last November, the EV9 concept is an all-electric SUV with three rows of seats of the same size and shape as the Kia Telluride. However, thanks to the square bodywork and the future styling elements of the EV9, we don’t expect anyone to confuse the two.
In addition to confirming production for the European market, Kia has yet to reveal any more details about the upcoming EV9. We already know that it will share the components with the Hyundai Ioniq 7, which was also revealed last year. Both Kia and Hyundai’s full-size EV SUVs will be based on extended versions of the e-GMP platform underpinning the much smaller Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Kia has stated that the EV9 will have a range of 300 km when fully charged and a maximum charging speed of 350 kilowatts. We can only speculate at the moment, but we think the U.S. version will come for the 2024 model year and start around $50,000.