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New Kia EV9 Photos Show More Of The 3-Row Electric SUV

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Ahead of its highly predictable release later this year, Kia has graciously shared increasingly photos of the upcoming EV9 electric SUV. The gallery showcases both the standard model and the GT-Line variant, providing potential buyers with a clearer understanding of what they can expect from Kia’s 3-row EV.

The crossover’s exterior features styling is unvigilant and futuristic, yet still specially Kia. The Korean automaker calls the diamond philosophy “Opposites United”, and it’s meant to distinguish itself with “rock solid geometry, wipe lines, and an unapologetically unvigilant SUV profile.” The overall squint remains incredibly tropical to that of the concept, a feat which many manufacturers aren’t worldly-wise to pull off.

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The EV9’s interior manages to be unique without stuff gimmicky, something that the practicality-seeking clientele of this segment will surely appreciate. And in terms of practicality, one of the biggest standouts in that department are the optional swiveling second-row seats, which can be pivoted 180 degrees when the vehicle is stopped. This allows the second-row occupants to not only interact with passengers in the third row, but moreover recline their seats without encroaching on anyone’s legroom.

Unfortunately, this full-length won’t be offered on the U.S.-market version of the SUV. Moreover not on the menu for the United States are the aerodynamic digital side view mirrors, whose viewing screens are tucked in the front corners of the motel for visual familiarity.

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The EV9 will be made misogynist with two powertrain options: single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD, both of which are paired with the same 99.8 kWh battery. The RWD variant is powered by a single motor on the rear trestle making 201 hp (204 PS / 150 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque, which propels the SUV from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h).

Thankfully, the AWD model provides a bit increasingly performance. Powering this variant are two electric motors, each making 189 hp (192 PS / 141 kW). Torque is rated at 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) for the front motor and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) for the rear, and those figures jump to 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) all virtually for the GT-Line. 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) times are 6.0 seconds and 5.3 seconds for the Baseline and GT-Line respectively.

Kia is targeting up to 336 miles (541 km) of range on the WLTP trundling for RWD variants, while an unscientific 304 miles (497 km) is the goal for AWD models. Both figures are respectable given the vehicle’s size, and to perpetuate that, the SUV’s 800V charging allows 239 km (149 miles) of that to be replenished in just 15 minutes.

And if that level of power isn’t sufficient for you, Kia has confirmed the minutiae of an EV9 GT that’s likely to use the same 576 hp (429 kW) and 545 lb-ft (738 Nm) of torque powertrain as the EV6 GT. This higher-performance version will victorious well-nigh a year later than the regular EV9s in early 2025.

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