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Kia Unveils First Electric Mid-Size SUV KIA EV9

Kia Unveils First Electric Mid-Size SUV KIA EV9

KIA EV9

The 2024 Kia EV9 is an electric mid-size, three-row SUV that is comparable in size and purpose to the gas-powered Kia Telluride. Kia hopes that the EV9 will achieve the same level of success as its predecessor. The significance of the EV9’s debut lies in the fact that it’s the first electric vehicle in the mid-size, three-row SUV category, a segment that includes popular models like the Ford Explorer, Chevy Traverse, Toyota Highlander, and the Kia Telluride, all of which sell hundreds of thousands of units annually in the United States. While a few three-row electric SUVs are available, such as the Rivian R1S and Tesla Model X, they are significantly more expensive. The Model Y also offers an optional third row, but it is relatively small.

KIA'S Mission

Kia Unveils First Electric Mid-Size SUV KIA EV9

Kia has Confirmed to make 15 electric vehicles by 2027. The first pictures of the production EV9 show that it looks similar to the concept that was displayed at the Los Angeles show in 2021. The design team led by Karim Habib has described the EV9’s exterior as a mix of sharp edges and rounded forms, with high shoulders and a low beltline for good visibility. The EV9 has vertical headlights and taillights that we will probably see on other Kia cars in the future. The prototype we saw at the event had 21-inch wheels with sharp-edged wheel inserts in square and triangle shapes, although 19s and 20s will also be available.

Exterior

The recently unveiled EV9 from Kia boasts a sleek and modern exterior design, complete with a muscular front fascia and a sloping roofline. The bold and sporty design of this mid-size, three-row SUV is sure to turn heads on the road. Its long wheelbase and short overhangs contribute to its sporty stance, making it an eye-catching addition to Kia’s lineup of electric vehicles.

Interior

Kia Unveils First Electric Mid-Size SUV KIA EV9

The EV9’s impressive features extend beyond its sleek exterior design, as its spacious and luxurious cabin is just as noteworthy. The interior boasts a modern and practical design, with a large high-resolution touchscreen display positioned on the dashboard, providing access to all of the car’s infotainment and connectivity features. The EV9’s interior is expected to feature premium materials and high-quality finishes, elevating the cabin to a truly luxurious level. Passengers in all three rows will have ample space to stretch out, making long trips comfortable and enjoyable. With a focus on both aesthetics and functionality, the interior of the EV9 offers an exceptional experience for both driver and passengers. The EV9’s combination of striking exterior design and impressive interior features make it a compelling contender in the rapidly-growing market for electric SUVs.