Kia India Likely To Launch EV9 Electric SUV In 2024 | V3Cars

Kia India revealed their plans to launch 2 new EVs and 1 new ICE model by 2025. While Kia haven’t  confirmed the name of these upcoming models, we think that one of the 2 EVs could be the flagship EV9 electric SUV. Read on to know more about the Kia EV9 and its India launch plans.

Kia EV9 Electric SUV

Kia EV9 India Launch Likely In 2024

Kia India currently offer the EV6 as the only all-electric offering via the completely built unit (CBU) route. Moving forward, the carmaker could expand their electric portfolio with the EV9, which made its debut as a concept at the 2023 Auto Expo. The EV9 recently went on sale in global markets and the production model retains the unique design cues from the concept. 

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2023 Kia EV9

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.

2023 Kia EV9

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 that are similar to that of the concept SUV.

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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 is charging.

2023 Kia EV9

2023 Kia EV9 Powertrain Details

The Kia EV9 comes with a 99.8kWh battery pack that channels power to 2 electric motors. The dual motor long range model offers 385PS of power and 600Nm of torque. With boost mode, it can do the 0-100kmph sprint in a claimed 5.3 seconds. When launched, the EV9 will become the flagship Kia in India and go up against other premium electric SUVs like the BMW iX and Audi Q8 E-Tron.

2023 Kia EV9

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Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.


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