Kia’s EV9 SUV Surpasses Electric Range Estimates

Kia’s upcoming 2024 EV9 three-row SUV now boasts an EPA-estimated range of 304 miles on its Light Long Range RWD variant. This figure notably exceeds the company’s initial internal target of 300 miles. Impressively, all five distinct EV9 versions have outpaced the original estimated electric ranges.

Why It Matters

This advancement underlines Kia’s dedication to enhancing electric vehicle (EV) technology and their commitment to providing a competitive offering in the rapidly growing EV market. Achieving and surpassing target mileage estimates demonstrates the brand’s innovation and might attract a larger customer base looking for reliable electric range.

Key Points

  • The EV9 is constructed on Kia’s E-GMP platform, featuring the latest fourth-generation battery technology.
  • Two powertrain options are available:
    • Standard: 76.1-kWh battery with a 160-kW motor.
    • Optional: 99.8-kWh battery, available in single or dual-motor configurations.
  • EPA-estimated ranges for the five EV9 variants:
    • Light 99.8 kWh RWD: 304 miles (previously 300 miles) / 89 MPGe
    • Wind 99.8 kWh AWD: 280 miles (previously 270 miles) / 83 MPGe
    • Land 99.8 kWh AWD: 280 miles (previously 253 miles) / 83 MPGe
    • GT-Line 99.8 kWh AWD: 270 miles (previously 243 miles) / 80 MPGe
    • Light 76.1 kWh RWD: 230 miles (previously 223 miles) / 88 MPGe
  • Drive modes include Eco, Normal, Sport, and My Mode. AWD versions add Snow mode.
  • The EV9’s 800V system supports ultrafast charging, allowing for a 10% to 80% charge in under 25 minutes with its 236kW DC charging capability.

Bottom Line

The Kia EV9 not only showcases impressive range figures but also offers diverse powertrain options to cater to various consumer needs, as emphasized by Steven Center, COO & EVP of Kia America. Starting October 16, Kia America will begin accepting $750 reservations for the EV9, which can be credited towards the vehicle’s purchase. Special promotional offers are available for early reservations through November 27th. The SUV is set to make its dealership debut in the last quarter of 2023.


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