Potential Kia EV9 Specs and Details Leaked Way Ahead of Official Announcement

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

potential kia ev9 specs and details leaked way ahead of official announcement

The Kia EV6 is one of the most well-reviewed EVs on sale, but the automaker is busy developing follow-up hits to its flagship model. The EV9 isn’t due until next year, but Car and Driver got ahold of a spec sheet with details we’d likely have waited months to discover otherwise. 


A reader sent the information to C&D, which allegedly came from a survey sent to Telluride owners to judge EV adoption willingness. The three-row EV apparently comes with rear-wheel drive as standard and has a 200-horsepower electric drivetrain. Pricing will start around $56,000, and the range could reach 200 miles. The more expensive rear-drive variant adds range and towing at the expense of quick acceleration.


The information noted an all-wheel drive trim with 400 horsepower and a $63,000 price tag. Rage will fall to 260 miles from the more expensive rear-drive’s 290, but towing capacity is up, and acceleration is quicker. Kia will sell a top trim with a $73,000 sticker that offers more torque, a 5.2-second 0-60 mph time, and 4,500 pounds of towing.


It’s not terribly surprising to see Kia sending a survey to Telluride owners. The EV9 will be an electrified partner to the top-selling SUV, and spy shots show a vehicle with similar proportions. The price won’t be as compelling as Telluride’s MSRP, but it could be just as popular with the right equipment.

[Image: Kia]

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  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Jan 24, 2023

    What will the range (rage?) be when towing 4,500lbs?

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Jan 24, 2023

    How much does it weigh? Not seeing GVW in the C&D specs.

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    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Jan 24, 2023

      Thanks. The venerable W-body weighs in at roughly 3,396 (GP) and in Series III puts out about 230 ft-tq and 205 bhp. If this thing weighs 5,000+ lbs and puts out a similar amount of ft-tq/bhp to 3800, I dunno how well that's going to work out. Does this have two motors as Model X has?


      Engine

      Electric:Power275 hp (205 kW)Torque310 lb·ft (420 N·m)Engine

      Electric:Power259 hp (193 kW)Torque247 lb·ft (335 N·m)TransmissionSingle-speed

      Drivetrain: AWD

      Weight:2,554 kg (5,631 lb)








      https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/makes/tesla/model-x/2022/specifications/long-range/


  • Tassos Tassos on Jan 24, 2023

    The EV6 gets good reviews, but seriously, a Hyundai for ... $60k, even if gthey are worthless 2022-23 Biden dollars? Are you kidding me?


    I think the Koreans should sell all their crappy (or not) BEVs as GENESIS vehicles, NOT as bloody Hyundais or Kias. Of course that means theyt should throw a couple grand into each and make them half decent inside, they don't want to ruin whatever little prestige Genesis has to date.

  • Kcflyer Kcflyer on Jan 25, 2023

    Too much weight, too expensive, too little range. Friend of mine has been driving a loaner for over a year waiting for a new battery for his 3 year old plug in hybrid Hyundai. Anecdotal I know. But that's enough for me to be skeptical H/K PHEV's or BEV's.

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