The Kia EV9 prototype in dense camouflage has been recently spotted in Germany, and observers noted its resemblance to the Kia Telluride.
The manufacturer has started testing the 2024 Kia EV9 in pre-production form. Its concept debuted last November at the LA Auto Show. The 3-row all-electric SUV will probably land on the European market prior to its arrival in the USA in late 2023.
As far as one can judge, the EV9 prototype shares its general shape and proportions with the gasoline-powered 2023 Kia Telluride, as well as the headlights.
The EV9 is essentially the electric Telluride. With a length of 196 inches, a width of 78 inches, and a height of 71 inches, the e-SUV is similar to the Telluride on the exterior side. It is just a couple of inches shorter, wider, and taller.
Hyundai’s E-GMP platform already used on the Kia EV6 underpins the EV9. Its cabin will be likely even more spacious than that of the Telluride.
Key Features Expected For Kia EV9
A dual-motor setup, all-wheel drive, a larger battery than the EV6’s 77.4-kWh pack, an 800-volt electrical architecture that enables to add 62 miles of range in only 6 minutes, around 335 miles of range, AutoMode (a new semi-autonomous driving suite), and 5-sec acceleration from 0 to 60 mph.
While the 2023 Kia Telluride should go on sale in the fall of 2022, the EV9 market launch will happen about a year later. The new Telluride will be probably pricier than the current 2022 model whose cost is from $33,090 MSRP to $42,990. The estimated price of the Kia EV9 is at least $50,000.