The automotive landscape is undergoing a profound transformation, with electric vehicles (EVs) taking center stage as the driving force of a greener and more sustainable future. Kia Motors, a company long renowned for its commitment to innovation and environmental consciousness, has embarked on a remarkable journey in electrification. The South Korean plans to put 14 EVs on the market by 2027. The embodiment of their vision is the Kia EV9, a state-of-the-art electric SUV designed to revolutionize the way we think about electric mobility.

Introduced to a global audience at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Kia EV9 is not merely an electric vehicle; it is a testament to Kia's unyielding dedication to pushing the boundaries of design, technology, and environmental responsibility. Taking cues from its highly acclaimed sibling, the Kia Telluride, the EV9 seamlessly fuses contemporary aesthetics with cutting-edge technology, challenging preconceptions about electric mobility. Here's everything that has been confirmed about the EV9.

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In order to give you the most up-to-date and accurate information possible, the data used to compile this article was sourced from Kia's website.

The EV9 Is Powered By Innovative Tech

Up To 379 Horses At Your Disposal

The EV9 is powered by the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), an innovation designed specifically for EV development. The platform seamlessly integrates the battery, motor, and electric power systems, and features a scalable wheelbase that can accommodate large-capacity batteries for a higher range.

2024 Kia EV9 Powertrain Specifications


Light Long Range




Electric Motor






Max Horsepower

215 horses

201 horses

379 horses

379 horses

379 horses

Max Torque

258 pound-feet

258 pound-feet

443 pound-feet

443 pound-feet

516 pound-feet







Top Speed

118 MPH

115 MPH

124 MPH

124 MPH

124 MPH

0 to 60 MPH

7.7 seconds

8.8 seconds

5.7 seconds

5.7 seconds

5 seconds

Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds

2,000 pounds

5,000 pounds

5,000 pounds

5,000 pounds

Estimated Range

223 miles

300 miles

270 miles

253 miles

243 miles

(Specs sourced from Kia)

Fourth-Generation Battery Technology For Enhanced Efficiency And Sustainability

The EV9 is the first Kia to feature fourth-generation battery technology, a significant milestone in the evolution of electric vehicles. This technology offers a number of advantages over the previous generation.

Advantages Of Fourth-generation Batteries:

  • Higher energy density: Fourth-generation batteries can store more energy per unit volume, which means that vehicles can travel further on a single charge. Improved efficiency: Fourth-generation batteries are also more efficient, meaning that less energy is lost during charging and discharging. This results in a longer range and better performance.
  • Enhanced sustainability: Fourth-generation batteries are made with more sustainable materials and manufacturing processes. This reduces the environmental impact of the EV9 and its production.

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The Kia Embraces A Contemporary Design

The 2024 Kia EV9 is a flagship SUV that embodies contemporary design, redefining what you might expect from an electric SUV. Its boxy and triangular appearance, accentuated by short overhangs and a substantial 122.0-inch wheelbase, is a head-turner.

At the forefront, the Digital Tiger Face replaces the iconic Kia "Tiger Nose" grille, marking a striking evolution in Kia's design language. For those who opt for non-matte colors, the available Digital Pattern Chesnaught Grille stands as a unique and eye-catching feature. Kia has left no stone unturned in the quest for a stunning exterior.

2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line Exterior Dimensions

Kia EV9 GT-Line


122.0 inches


197.4 inches


77.9 inches


70.1 inches (with roof rails)

Min. Ground Clearance

7.8 inches

Approach Angle

20.0 degrees

Departure Angle

22.8 degrees

(Specs sourced from Kia)

Sleek And Sophisticated

The lighting elements adorning the EV9 are nothing short of mesmerizing. The slim Star Map taillights at the rear of the vehicle not only ensure safety but also add a touch of sophistication to the SUV. The side profile is equally captivating, with standard flush door handles with automatic deployment adding a layer of practicality to the stunning design.

All trims come equipped with standard 19-inch wheels, except for the Land and the GT-Line, which stand out with their 20- and 21-inch wheels, respectively. When it comes to sheer aesthetics, the GT-Line trim takes the spotlight. At 197.4 inches in length, it holds its own among luxury SUV EVs in today's market.

A Dynamic Part of The Future

Despite its boxy shape, the 2024 Kia EV9 achieves an impressive coefficient of drag of 0.28, highlighting the brand's commitment to aerodynamic efficiency without compromising on style. Enhancing its capabilities further, the EV9 is equipped with an Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) and V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) capabilities, contributing to its V2X (Vehicle to Everything) potential.

This advanced technology allows the EV9 to interact with the world around it, making it a dynamic part of the growing ecosystem of connected vehicles.

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The EV9 Offers A Futuristic Interior

The Kia EV9's interior is a bold and futuristic departure from traditional automotive design. The elliptical-shaped dashboard creates a floating effect, crowned by a wide panoramic display with dual 12.3-inch screens and a 5.0-inch HVAC screen. Hidden switches for infotainment features add to the sleekness, revealing themselves only when the vehicle is powered on.

2024 Kia EV9 Interior Dimensions





41.2 inches

39.8 inches

39.5 inches


41.4 inches

42.8 inches

32 inches

Shoulder room

61.6 inches

60 inches

55 inches

Hip room

59.4 inches

57.9 inches

41.9 inches

Cargo Capacity (behind respective rows)

81.7 cubic-feet

43.5 cubic-feet

41.9 cubic-feet

(Specs sourced from Kia)

The Interior Is Tech-Laden

Other notable interior features include a 12-inch full-color head-up display, a Full Display Mirror that replaces the conventional rearview mirror, ambient lighting, and an LED-illuminated steering wheel. For audiophiles, there's the option to upgrade to a 14-speaker, 708-watt Meridian Premium Audio system.

The EV9's unique "Relaxation Mode" features power-operated leg rests and massage functions, transforming your breaks into moments of relaxation. As a seven-seater with ample space, the EV9 is an ideal choice for family trips or group outings.

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This Kia Comes With A Variety Of Safety And Driver-Assistance Features

The Kia EV9 comes standard with a suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance features.

  • Automated emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection: This system uses radar and camera sensors to detect vehicles and pedestrians in front of the vehicle. If a collision is imminent, the system will automatically apply the brakes to help avoid or mitigate the impact.
  • Lane departure warning (LDW) with lane keeping assist (LKA): LDW monitors the vehicle's position in relation to the lane markers and warns the driver if they are starting to drift out of their lane.
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with hands-free driving mode (HDA): ACC maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front, while HDA allows for hands-free driving on highways in select markets.

Advanced Driver-assistance Features:

  • Highway Driving Pilot (HDP): HDP is a more advanced version of HDA that allows for hands-free driving in certain highway conditions, such as when traffic is flowing smoothly.
  • Blind spot monitoring (BSM): BSM uses radar sensors to detect vehicles in the driver's blind spots. If a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, the system will illuminate an indicator light in the corresponding side mirror.
  • Rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist (RCCA): RCCA uses radar sensors to detect vehicles approaching from the sides when the vehicle is reversing.

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