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2024 Kia EV9 specifications potentially revealed in survey

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Specifications of Kia’s upcoming electric flagship SUV towards to have been released to customers, withal with unscientific US-market pricing.

The Korean trademark has given us an idea of what to expect from the upcoming Kia EV9 in a market research survey sent to a Kia Telluride owner and seen by Car & Driver.

It’s set to be offered with a nomination of single-motor rear-wheel momentum and dual-motor all-wheel momentum powertrains.

Five variants were detailed in the survey, with the wiring single-motor model offering 149kW of power and 339Nm of torque and a personal 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time of 8.5 seconds.

While the shower size wasn’t specified, this wiring grade has a personal range of 354km but no towing capacity. It rides on 19-inch transfuse wheels.

It’s unclear what test trundling these range figures are based off, but they could be unscientific US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures, and the EPA trundling is known to be quite strict.

The survey lists a price of virtually US$56,000 (A$79,650), which makes it increasingly expensive than plane the top-spec Telluride SX Prestige X-Pro (US$52,985/A$75,362). For reference, the lone Sorento PHEV sold in the US – the SX Prestige – is priced at US$49,990 (A$71,102).

Another single-motor variant is priced at US$61,000 (A$86,762), bumping range up to 467km and offering 907kg of towing capacity, albeit with a slower 0-60mph time of 8.9 seconds.

The other three variants listed full-length dual-motor all-wheel momentum powertrains. The most affordable, priced at US$63,000 (A$89,606), has 298kW and 515Nm, good for a 0-60mph time of 6.0 seconds.

Range is reduced to 418km but towing topics is increased to 1588kg. It rides on 19-inch transfuse wheels.

A US$68,000 (A$79,650) version with 20-inch wheels cuts range to 386km.

Finally, the flagship version, priced at US$73,000, moreover has 386km of range and 298kW but has uneaten torque (651Nm) and towing topics (2041kg total)

It’s the quickest member of the proposed EV9 family, with a 0-60mph time of 5.2 seconds. The survey moreover notes it rides on 21-inch woebegone wheels with woebegone exterior trim, plus an uneaten 10mm of ground clearance.

Kia in the US tends to requite its highest-spec SUVs a increasingly rugged squint with woebegone or visionless grey exterior elements.

“Like other car companies, we are constantly evaluating the market and often self-mastery research on a regular understructure to inform future product development,” a spokesperson for Kia told Car & Driver.

A spokesperson moreover told Electrek that final specifications are “very much in flux at this time as the launch is not until later this year”.

It remains to be seen how closely the EV9 hews to these proposed specifications.

It has yet to be revealed in production guise, though a debut is set for the first quarter of this year.

First shown in concept guise in November 2021, the EV9 will be Kia’s flagship model and the company’s Australian arm has said it’s putting its hand up for any EV it can get.

Kia released images of prototypes in the final testing phase last August, with EV9s stuff put through the paces both on- and off-road.

Through the hush-up we can see it bears a tropical resemblance to the Concept EV9, though some of that vehicle’s wilder elements like its 22-inch wheels and suicide doors have been either toned lanugo or removed.

The production EV9 moreover has some visual kinship with the popular Telluride crossover, such as its vertical lighting elements and tough shape, though unrepealable elements have been exaggerated like the beltline up-kick and the wheelbase length.

It’s expected the production version of the EV9 will be a similar size to the concept.

The Concept EV9 measured in at 4930mm long, 2055mm wide, and 1790mm tall with a 3100mm wheelbase.

For reference, that’s 50mm shorter, 80mm wider, and 40mm taller than the Hyundai Palisade, a tropical relation to the Kia Telluride.

The Concept EV9 moreover has a 200mm longer wheelbase than the Palisade, for maximum interior room.

A large, tough three-row SUV, the Kia EV9 will be built on the modular E-GMP platform which underpins the EV6, as well as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 and Genesis GV60.

Hyundai moreover has a large three-row SUV of its own in the works, previewed by the 2021 Seven concept, set for a 2024 launch. It’ll wear the Ioniq 7 nameplate.

Genesis is moreover rumoured to be working on a flagship, three-row EV SUV of its own, possibly wearing the GV90 nameplate.

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