Escape The Ordinary with the 2024 KIA EV9 – First Drive Review

The 2024 KIA EV9 is a 3-row SUV EV with 800V architecture. 5 trim levels will be available. The Kia EV9 Reshapes the SUV user experience with superior design and technology for KIA’s new flagship vehicle.

Different trim and a choice of two powertrain options:
  • * LIGHT RWD: 76.1-kWh battery with a 160-kW (215-hp/ 258 torque) motor that drives the rear wheels. 225 miles range 0-60 7.7 sec.
  • * LIGHT: RWD long-range – 99.8 kWh; 201 hp / 258 torque – 300 miles of range.
  • * WIND AWD: 99.8-kWh battery single-motor configuration targeting 300 miles of all-electric range, 379 hp / 443 torque – 250 miles of content 0-60 5.7 sec.
  • * LAND AWD: 99.8-kWh battery – Dual-motor, 283-kW (379-hp / 516 torque – 240 miles of range) torque vectoring all-wheel-drive 0-60 4.5 sec
  • * GT-Line AWD: Dual-motor EV9 GT-Line offers 379 hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, targets 0-to-60 mph acceleration in 4.5 seconds 270 miles of range.

Charging is a standard 800V electrical architecture, which means 10 to 80% charge in under 25 minutes. That gives you 300 miles of all-electric range. KIA has a partnership with Walllbox:

  • * 5000 lb. of towing capacity.
  • * 7.8” ground clearance.
  • * 5-link multi-link rear suspension, McPherson multi-link front suspension.
  • * Vehicle to load technology – 1900W of power – V2L connector.
  • * Vehicle to home – back-up power source – bi-directional charging.
  • * Vehicle to grid – CA is planning on using this technology.

The EV9 offers 20 standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems including standard collision-avoidance and active assist technologies elevated to new levels with lidar-capable technologies; Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist; Advanced Highway Driving Assist; Lane Following Assist; Blind-Spot Collision Warning and view monitor; Smart parking and much more.

The 2024 KIA EV9 seats 6 or 7 people. Available second-row power-adjustable seats with leg extensions, heating,and ventilation; more legroom than many large luxury SUVs currently offer. Heated and vented 1st and 2nd row plus power relaxation massage seats.

Technology /Features:

Modern urban style with a sculpted and geometric design. Dual display cockpit features full digital instrumentation including a 2 -12.3” screen and a 12” HUD – hands-on detection sensor and integrated haptic switches. Audio is the Meridian premium sound system 700W and Apple Car Play / Android that is wired.

There is more center console storage for bags, purses with the dual-level floating console and wireless charging. There are many charging ports – 6 USB-C. Ambient lighting and Fingerprint starting are some of the other cool technologies.

There is plenty of cargo space with 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row; 43.5 cubic feet behind the 2nd row and 20.2 behind 3rd row.

Prices will be coming soon and cars ready for sale in the 4th qtr 2023.

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2024 KIA EV9 Review Summary:

  • 00:00 2024 KIA EV9 All-Electric SUV.
  • 00:30 What is a KIA EV9?
  • 05:30 Interior and seating.
  • 08:08 Technology screens.
  • 10:31 Safety features.
  • 11:39 Under the hood.
  • 13:20 Test drive.
  • 16:29 Cargo space.
  • 17:38 Competitors.

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