Every brand needs a flagship- something, big, old and expensive to show off your talents to the world. Indeed, the EV9 is KIA’s flagship. And with it, the carmaker hopes to sway potential luxury SUV buyers. In this post, we will share with you the features of KIA EV9 2024. We will also discuss KIA EV6 which has made a new record. So, let’s go.
As is on-trend these days, the EV9 is fully electric with an official range of up to 300 miles. That’s much more than the rival Audi e-Tron can manage. However, it is less than the Tesla Model X. The exact battery and electric motor combination that will sit underneath the EV9 hasn’t been revealed yet, but the setup of the smaller EV6 could give us an indication of options. The EV6 gets a single 226 bhp electric motor as standard with a 321bhp dual-motor setup, used for higher-end models.
Moreover, range-topping EV9 performance models are expected to be able to complete the 0 to 62 miles per hour, sprint in around 5.0 seconds. All versions are expected to get their power from the same 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack. Additionally, the EV9 is certainly big and bold with about the same footprint as premium electric SUV rivals such as the e-Tron and Model X.
Furthermore, design flourishes include a closed-off front grille plus led lights offering drivers a welcome light show. When they approach the car, cameras replace conventional wing mirrors. While these elements are likely to be carried over to the final production Model. Some of the EV9 concepts are more future-facing elements. This includes the long bonnet that doubles as a solar panel and roof rails which can be raised or lowered at the touch of a button will be dropped.
In addition to the above points, inside the EV9 features, there is a giant 27 inches display. It replaces traditional instruments and showcases infotainment information. Everything from climate controls to navigation will be accessed through the screen. Although it looks swish, it’s likely to be more distracting to use on the move than systems with physical controls.
There’s seating for up to seven people inside the EV9. Furthermore, a layout is adaptable with all three rows, able to turn around and face the open tailgate if you find yourself with a good view to enjoy. Materials used throughout the EV9 have a nod towards sustainability, whether from plastics salvaged from marine waste or through the use of vegan leather rather than conventional animal leather. There’s no word yet on how big the boot will be. However, one can expect it to be big the smaller KIA Sorrento can comfortably swallow your family’s holiday luggage. So, nobody is likely to need to pack light.
Expected Price of KIA EV9 2024
So, as befits a flagship, the EV9 will be the most expensive KIA you can buy. By some margin with, prices likely to start at around 55000 pounds. That means, the EV9 will be a comparative bargain next to premium-badged rivals such as the e-Tron, BMW 93, and Model X.
Kia’s EV6, which was launched only a few months ago, has already set a Guinness World Record. It surpassed Tesla. No doubt, Tesla is the world’s best electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer. However, by covering more miles on a lesser charge than the Tesla Model S, KIA EV6 breaks Tesla’s record.
Undoubtedly, the KIA EV6 is a fantastic EV. But, that’s not to say it’s the best EV on the market. However, it’s certainly among the best in terms of charging speeds and autonomy.
How KIA EV6 Breaks Tesla’s Record?
The South Korean company’s mid-sized crossover has only been officially available for a few months. But it has already managed to outperform Tesla on a cross-country trip by covering many miles on very few charges.
The EV6 made history by traveling 4635.7 km (2,880.5 miles) from New York City to Los Angeles. It covered the distance in just over seven days after being charged for nearly seven hours and ten minutes.
Previous Record of Tesla
With a charging time of 12 hours, 48 minutes, and 19 seconds, the Tesla Model S set a world record for covering the same distance. That means the KIA EV6 outlasted the Tesla Model S by nearly 5.5 hours.
More about KIA EV6
Although it is unclear that how many times and for how long they charged at each point. However, for reference, the KIA EV6 can quickly charge up to 350kw. This recharges up to 80% of the battery in 18 minutes, with a range of around 300 miles. This indicates that you could possibly get 240 miles of charge for 20 minutes of coffee-drinking relaxation. This means around 11 times you recharge the battery to reach LA from New York.
Remember that the EV6 is available in two different configurations. One is rear-wheel drive, while the other is four-wheel drive. It is powered by two types of batteries, one with a capacity of 77,4 kWh and the other with a capacity of 58,0 kWh. The first has a power output of 168 kW (228 CV) and a range of 475 kilometers. With a top speed of 260 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds.
With this set of ratings, the KIA EV6 has cemented a strong position in the electric vehicle market. Keep in mind that the el SUV has 800 volts of technology and ultra-fast loads, whereas the common electric has only half.
The KIA EV6 has good proportions in terms of size, standing at 1.55 meters tall, 1.88 meters wide, and 4.68 meters long, with a wheelbase of 2.9 meters. It has a good interior space, as well as a baul with a capacity of up to 520 liters.
The Bottom Line
Undoubtedly, KIA is making fantastic EV cars. These cars can easily compete with their big rivals such as Audi, BMW, and Tesla. EV buyers are really excited for KIA EV9 2024. Let’s wait and watch when it will launch and how it gives tough times to its opponents.