Kia launched the EV9 in mid-March, after which as soon as once more with extra particulars in the direction of the tip of final month. However these have been international launches. In the present day, the corporate has unveiled the EV9 for the US market.
The EV is at the moment “targeted to go on sale” within the US within the fourth quarter of the 12 months, so October to December. Beginning in 2024, it is “expected” to be assembled within the US, specifically in West Level, Georgia. As soon as that occurs, it will likely be the primary Kia EV to be assembled domestically within the US.
Sadly we’ll have to attend for yet one more announcement concerning pricing and actual timing for US market availability, in addition to particular trim particulars and EPA rankings, as none of those have been supplied with right now’s “launch”.
What we will inform you is that the EV9 can be made obtainable within the US with each the usual 76.1 kWh battery paired with a 160 kW (215 hp) motor that drives the rear wheels, and the 99.8 kWh battery paired with both a single motor with a goal of 300 miles (482 km) of EPA rated vary, or a dual-motor, 283 kW (379 hp) torque vectoring AWD configuration with 516 lb-ft of torque and 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) focused for five seconds.
On a 350 kW DC charger, the smaller battery choice goes from 10% to 80% in “under 25 minutes”. The EV9 can be obtainable “from launch in a variety of six and seven-seat configurations”, with as much as 81.9 cubic ft of cargo house behind the primary row (20.2 cubic ft with all three rows raised), and as much as 5,000 lb. (2,267 kg) of towing capability.