Kia takes on the Tesla Model X with its EV9 electric SUV

Remember that at the beginning of 2022, Kia received the very prestigious “Car of the Year” award for its EV6 electric sedan. The Renault Mégane E-Tech then came in second place, just ahead of the Hyundai Ionic 5. While the Korean brand recently launched its long-awaited EV6 sedan, all eyes are now on the EV9, a 100% electric SUV, to be unveiled for the first time in 2021 in Los Angeles and whose production will start soon.

Kia on the way to the 100% electric SUV with the EV9

As demand for zero-emission SUVs continues to grow, Kia is having fun teasing this future EV9, which will naturally be built on the manufacturer’s E-GMP platform, the same one used for the EV6.

At present, the complete technical data sheet of this Kia EV9 SUV remains relatively mysterious, but the manufacturer has already announced a range of around 540 km, something to reassure many interested parties. It should also be remembered that the concept presented in 2021 had a length of about 5 meters, for a wheelbase of 3.1 meters. Such a beautiful baby.

On the design side, the Kia EV9, which will be launched next year, should retain the main lines of the 2021 concept with a body that is angular to say the least. We also had to find a very (very) large 27″ touchscreen on board that provides fingertip access to the vehicle’s many options.

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In 2023, Kia intends to continue to benefit from the good momentum initiated in 2022. In fact, worldwide in November, the manufacturer recorded a total of 252,825 units sold, an increase of 15% year-on-year. As for France, total sales (from January to November) reached 41,786 units, again with an increase of 3.7%.

Sales driven by the manufacturer’s SUV range, particularly the hugely popular Sportage. Regarding Kia’s electrified range, the latter represents no less than 22,645 units in our country, or just over 54% of sales (and 17% for 100% electric vehicles). So many elements that should play in favor of this upcoming new Kia EV9 100% electric SUV.

In terms of dealing with the shortage, Kia promises to “continue to adjust its production as best as possible to the condition of its warehouses and limit production disruptions as much as possible.“See you in 2023 for the discovery (and testing?) of this new SUV Kia EV9.

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