Kia Reveals Pricing for 2024 EV9 SUV

Kia America has unveiled the pricing for their forthcoming 2024 Kia EV9, marking their debut into the three-row SUV electric vehicle segment. With a starting price of $54,900 (excluding destination fees), this model offers ample space for up to seven passengers, state-of-the-art DC fast-charging capabilities, and an assembly rooted in North America by 2024.

Why It Matters

The EV9 pricing strategy, as articulated by Steven Center, EVP & COO of Kia America, aims to challenge industry norms. To offer a competitively priced, tech-forward, and efficient three-row SUV EV, the EV9’s release could be a game changer in the market, emphasizing that luxury doesn’t always need to break the bank.

Key Points

  • Fast Charging: Thanks to its 800V architecture, the EV9 can be charged from 10% to 80% in less than 25 minutes.
  • Notable Features: The vehicle comes with full SynTex leather-trimmed seating, 19-inch alloy wheels, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with heating and ventilation.
  • Power: Driven by a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor, it boasts 215 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • Aesthetics: Its design combines rugged sophistication, reflected in its triangular, boxy appearance.
  • Technology: The EV9 has an ultramodern Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a wireless phone charger.
  • Digital Key: An advanced ultrawide band-based Digital Key allows compatible devices or an NFC-enabled card to function as virtual vehicle keys.
  • Safety Features: The EV9’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) comprise 20 standard features, including an enhanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Bottom Line

The 2024 Kia EV9, set to arrive in the fourth quarter, is positioning itself as a disruptor in the electric SUV space, offering a blend of luxury, technology, and affordability. Its anticipated North American assembly and its feature-rich offering, both in terms of design and technology, make it a highly awaited model in the electric vehicle market.


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