car news desk, South Korean automaker Kia is constantly engaged in expanding its electric portfolio. The company has removed the curtain from its luxurious electric SUV EV9. This car full of latest and advanced features is the company’s flagship SUV car, through which the company is aiming to increase the sales of its electric cars to 12 lakh by 2022. The company has not yet disclosed the prices of this car, But the features given in this SUV have been given. The company can launch this car for sale in the second half of 2023 in select countries of the world. The company can give more information about this at the Auto Show to be held in New York next week.
The company has built the Kia EV9 on its Global Electric Modular Platform (E-GMP). Its wheelbase is 122 inches, length is 197 inches, which puts it at par with other full size SUVs in the market. Including Telluride with Kia’s internal combustion engine. Hyundai also uses this platform in its vehicles.
Power Pack & Driving Range
After coming in the market, customers can buy it separately with the train, in which the option of 76.1kWh and 99.8kWh will be given. The car will also be offered with rear wheel drive and four wheel drive options depending on the variant and power train. Talking about its driving range, its rear wheel drive variant will get WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) certified driving range of 541. Will give up to kilometres. At the same time, according to the company’s claim, this car with 150kW motor will accelerate from 0-100kmph in 9.4 seconds and with 160kW motor, this car will accelerate to 100kmph in 8.2 seconds. Apart from this, the company is offering ultra fast charging with this electric SUV. Will also provide the facility of Due to which it will provide the charging capacity to cover a distance of 239 km in just 15 minutes of charging.
Kia will soon launch stores called Connect Stores. Where customers will be able to buy digital features of their choice. Along with this, using the app, you will be able to upgrade the features given in the vehicle. Apart from this, customers will also be able to upgrade the lighting and features of the car.
Coming to the Kia EV9 cabin, it gets a curved touch screen that runs front to center for the driver. It gets 7 and 6 seater options. Its second lane seat has been designed to recline up to 180 degrees. So that two people can talk to each other comfortably when needed. Along with this, charging points are also available with cup holders.
Kia will give ADAS level 3 as a better safety feature in this SUV Kia EV9. Whose name has been given as Highway Driver Pilot. It will be offered in select markets only. For this feature there are 15 sensors 2 lidar, radar, 360 view covering camera which can monitor the visible activities on the road and prevent any kind of accident.
will compete with
Kia’s SUV electric car Kia EV9 will compete with cars like Land Rover Defender, BMW X5 Land Rover Discovery BMW X7.