2023 Kia EV9 Electric SUV US Price and Specs Leaked Early

2023 Kia EV9 Electric SUV US Price and Specs Leaked Early

A survey of Kia’s SUV customers in the US has revealed prices and specifications for the forthcoming EV9 electric SUV ahead of its expected arrival in Australia early next year.

Kia Australia is yet to announce the local timeline, pricing and specifications for the EV9 – its first full-size electric SUV – although more information is expected to be announced closer to arrival at local showrooms, which will be later are due this year or early next year.

However, we’ve gotten a first glimpse of what to expect based on leaked information from a customer survey in the US.

The upcoming Kia EV9 electric SUV will produce between 149 kW and 298 kW, with US prices ranging from US$56,000 (AU$79,600) to US$73,000 (AU$103,750), according to foreign reports.

US publication car and driver says it was contacted by a Kia Telluride SUV owner who had been surveyed by the South Korean automaker about its future car purchase plans, with the survey providing details on the upcoming EV9.

According to the document, the cheapest Kia EV9 will be priced at US$56,000 (AU$79,600) – US$7,300 (AU$10,400) more than the cheapest EV6 in the US, which is also based on the Hyundai group based. E-GMP’ platform for electric cars.

The entry-level Kia EV9 is said to be powered by a single electric motor – delivering 149 kW and 339 Nm to the rear wheels – while offering a range of up to 354 kilometers.

car and driver There will reportedly be a second EV9 variant with rear-wheel drive, offering an additional 113 km of range – suggesting that buyers will be offered a choice of two batteries, such as a battery. B. Kia’s 58 kWh and 77.4 kWh packages, although capacities have yet to be confirmed publicly.

Kia will reportedly sell three all-wheel drive EV9 grades in the US, starting at US$63,000 (AU$89,500) with increased power outputs of 298kW and 515Nm.

The range of the cheapest twin-engine Kia EV9 drops to 418km from the 467km claim of the best single engine, but its towing capacity is increased from 900kg to 1600kg.

A mid-range Kia EV9 with all-wheel drive costs an additional $5000 ($7100) and increases from 19-inch to 20-inch wheels, sacrificing 20 miles of range.

After car and driverthe flagship Kia EV6 achieves a significant torque boost – up to 651 Nm – and a towing capacity increase that peaks at 2040 kg.

Priced starting at $73,000 (US$103,750), its exterior appearance will also include 21-inch black wheels, black trim and 10mm more ground clearance.

In August 2022, Kia confirmed that the EV9 would make its global debut in the first quarter of 2023 (January through March inclusive), with leaked company information suggesting the electric SUV will go into production in April 2023.

variant Price power/torque towing capacity Range
Entry single engine $56,000 (AU$79,600) 149kW/339Nm N / A 354km
Flagship single engine N / A 149kW/339Nm 900kg 467km
Entry twin engine $63,000 (AU$89,500) 298kW/515Nm 1600kg 418 km
Mid-range dual motor $68,000 (AU$96,650) 298kW/515Nm 1600kg 386km
Flagship with two engines $73,000 (AU$103,750) 298kW/651Nm 2040kg 386km
Source: car and driver
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Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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