Production-Spec Kia EV9 3-Row Electric SUV Revealed | V3Cars
Kia have unveiled the production-spec EV9 all-electric 3-row SUV. Apart from the scissor doors, the Kia EV9 retains the design of the concept showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo.
2023 Kia EV9 Exterior Design Details
The production version of the Kia EV9 looks very similar to the concept and if parked side by side, it’s hard to tell them apart. Like most electric cars, the Kia EV9 features an enclosed grille, which Kia like to call the ‘Digital Tiger Face’ grille. A brushed chrome strip connects the headlights and the LED DRLs are placed on the lower lip of the grille, forming the shape of Kia’s signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille. The EV9’s LED headlights are placed vertically and boast several small LEDs, giving it a futuristic look.
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Around the side, the EV9 gets accentuated wheel arches along with gloss black side cladding. The EV9 also gets flush-fitting door handles to improve aerodynamics. The tapered black roofline further enhances the EV9’s flowing design. At the rear, the EV9 gets vertically-stacked LED tail lights, which are similar to that of the concept SUV.
2023 Kia EV9 Interior And Features
On the inside, the 2023 EV9 boasts the best technology that Kia currently offer. The dashboard features twin connected screens — each measuring 12.3-inch in size. Offered in both 6- and 7-seater configurations, the 6-seater variants of the EV9 offers the option to swivel the 2nd-row seats by up to 180-degrees. Furthermore, both the 1st- and 2nd-row seats of the EV9 offer the option to recline the seats while the vehicle charging. Kia will reveal the full list of features of the EV9 SUV in the coming weeks.
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2023 Kia EV9 Launch Details
Kia will reveal the full details of the EV9, including its powertrain and specifications, in late March 2023. That’s when we can expect Kia to announce the launch timeline for the EV9 electric SUV. Kia showcased the EV9 concept at the 2023 Auto Expo to gauge customer response, and if Kia can find enough interest for the production-spec model, the carmaker may consider the EV9 for the Indian market. Currently, Kia offer the EV6 electric crossover in India as a completely built unit (CBU).