Thursday, Kia Teases new EV9 All-Electric SUV with a max range of 540Km on a single charge: Should beat Rivian R1S With AWD.
Kia corporation, commonly known as Kia, is a South Korean automobile manufacturer, Korea’s second-largest automobile manufacturer has recently shared images of its upcoming electric SUV which was inspired by its EV6 variant. This EV9 is Kia’s second electric SUV which is dedicatedly based on an electric platform.
As you know that Kia has many competitors present in the market, from them Rivian Motors, is American automotive manufacturer, continues to express its interest in the EV segment Rivan R12 with AWD is an electric car is also has great performance, range, and uses advanced EV platfrom so, Kia might beat Rivian in EV segment.
On August 25, Thursday Kia unveiled its upcoming electric SUV “EV9” which undergoes the final technical testing phase and will start rolling out in the next year 2023.
With this Kia also launches its electric SUV EV6 on January 1, 2022, which is a small variant, and has a cover range of 310 miles on a single charge but the EV9 will give a better experience in terms of range, performance, and build quality also.
In January Kia announced that they will launch 11 new all-electric vehicles in 2026, EV9 is the one for the 11 ones, which is based on the E-GPH platform.
Many of the customers of Kia are happy with EV6 with its interior, features, performance, and advanced charging technology all thanks to Hyundai motors 800 E-GPH platforms, Kia’s parent company.
At automobility, Los angles auto show, Kia and Hyundai Groups also reveal several concepts of EV that are based on the E-GMP platform, including the EV9 model and all its upcoming electric vehicles, which also come under the E-GMP platform said KIA.
moreover, At the investors’ day event, on march 2, Kia also talk about the EV9 concept and gives hints about EV9 specs, it will deliver 336 miles(540km) of range on a single charge, with 62 miles(100km) of range in 6 minutes and provides acceleration of 0-100km/h(0-62mph) in 5 Seconds, this configuration beat all the electric SUV that I review in EV series, So, in the upcoming year, Kia EV9 might capture EV market very soon.
Comparsion b/w KIA EV6 and EV9
|Specs||KIA EV6||KIA EV9|
|Acceleration||0 To 60 MPH In 3.27 Seconds.||0-100km/h in 5 seconds|
|range||range of 310 miles on a single charge||it will deliver 336 miles(540km) of range on a single charge|
Kia released EV9 images with specs
According to the press report, Kia’s upcoming Electric SUV was developed over 44 months of duration which include performance, range driving dynamics, and technology.
During this final testing phase, the EV9 is relentlessly subjected to a grueling verification program. Testing on a 4WD climbing hill and rough terrain tracks, as well as deep-water wading, will ensure maximum reliability even in the most challenging conditions. Kia’s high-speed, handling, and low-friction tracks place every element of the EV9’s performance and roadholding under the strictest scrutiny. At the same time, ‘Belgian pavé’ cobbled road surfaces enable Kia’s engineers to subject the EV9’s ride comfort and build quality to the harshest possible trials. In addition to the test programme at Namyang R&D centre, like every Kia model, the EV9 has also been subjected to a punishing testing regimen in locations all over the globe.
This EV9 electric SUV was tested at Kia global Namyang R&D center in South Korea. This EV9 model was developed with an advanced electric platform Global modular platform “E-GMPH”, this is a new era in sophisticated, high-tech, and sustainable mobility.
Kia also aims to generate sales of 807,000 units of its electric SUV EV9, and EV6 by 2026 and achieved the 1.2 million target by 2030.