Kia America confirmed on Wednesday that the beginning worth of the 2024 EV9 will likely be simply over $56,000.
That’s for the EV9 Gentle, in single-motor rear-wheel-drive type, seating as much as seven in three rows. The Gentle begins at $54,900, Kia says, nevertheless it hasn’t but confirmed a precise vacation spot payment. Assuming $1,365, that quantities to a complete of $56,265.
With the Gentle, you additionally get a heated-and-cooled energy driver’s seat, vinyl upholstery, 19-inch alloy wheels, a full suite of driver-assistance options, a next-generation model of Kia’s interface with twin 12.3-inch screens plus a small climate-control display screen, and a digital key system that permits you to use an NFC good card or your cellphone to unlock and drive. Kia has famous that every one three rows get cupholders and USB-C ports, and even with all three rows up in place there’s a bit over 20 cubic toes of cargo area—plus a small frunk.
The important thing distinction for the bottom Gentle will likely be its 76.1-kwh battery pack. A 99.8-kwh is offered on the single-motor Gentle and included for the remainder of the dual-motor all-wheel-drive lineup, together with Wind, Land, and GT-Line fashions.
2024 Kia EV9
The EV9 Gentle at this base worth is predicted to supply about 225 miles of EPA vary, in line with Kia, whereas the single-motor Gentle with the large battery will prime the lineup in vary at round 300 miles and the remainder of the lineup ought to land within the vary of 270-285 miles. All these are estimates as of but, they usually’re all aided by a remarkably good coefficient of drag—0.28 for the highest GT-Line.
Kia has already confirmed that the EV9 would be the first EV with automaker-approved bidirectional charging making use of each to house backup and vehicle-to-grid performance. That applies to all variations of the EV9, and whereas it’d take the bigger battery to get all-wheel drive, the smaller battery is simply high quality for bidirectional charging.
Wallbox Quasar 2 with Kia EV9
The EV9 will even be the one three-row electrical SUV supplied within the U.S. with 800-volt charging functionality. The bottom EV9 will cost from 10-80% in 20 minutes (at a peak 236 kw), in line with Kia, whereas the bigger pack will take 24 minutes (at a peak 215 kw). The 11.5-kw onboard charger permits a full cost from a 48-amp, 240-volt house wallbox in 6.75 hours for this base mannequin, or 8.75 hours with the bigger pack.
At about 197 inches lengthy, 70 inches excessive, and 78 inches extensive, dimensions are near these of Kia’s Telluride gasoline SUV, nevertheless it rides on a protracted 122-inch wheelbase. Take into account it longer than the two-row BMW iX or Cadillac Lyriq however shorter than the Volvo EX90, amongst different three-rows.
2024 Kia EV9 prototype drive
As Inexperienced Automotive Reviews lately famous in a primary overview of the 2024 Kia EV9, this mannequin will likely be a standout within the EV market, sized and priced in contrast to the rest out there now. On this worth vary, consumers can select from many two-row electrical crossovers with racy rooflines; and then again, there’s a group of three-row electrical SUVs—together with the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, Rivian R1S, and Tesla Mannequin X, however all of these have luxurious worth tags.
Preliminary EV9 deliveries received’t be eligible for the EV tax credit score, as they’ll be shipped from South Korea. However beginning in calendar 12 months 2024 Kia will likely be constructing them in Georgia, so count on it to qualify for some or all the $7,500 credit score quickly after that.