Kia EV9: E-SUV to offer range of 541 km
The first technical data on the Kia EV9 is available. And they already sound promising. The 99.8 kWh battery is said to have a range of 541 km.
Kia EV9 is to be an enduring E-SUV
Currently, electric car manufacturers are outdoing each other with new range records. Just recently, for example, Fisker announced that its upcoming Fisker Ocean Ultimate e-SUV should be able to offer a range of up to 707 km. Not quite long, but still considerable, should be the range of the Kia EV9. At least that’s what we can hope from the technical data of the soon-to-be-released E-SUV that has now been published by the manufacturer . After all, these indicate that the electric car should be able to drive up to 541 km on a full battery charge.
Especially in direct comparison with the already available Kia EV6, this is a significant leap. The latter namely offers a range of 528 km. The corresponding endurance is supposed to be provided by a large 99.8 kWh battery, which should have enough space in the vehicle, which is just under five meters long and about 2 meters wide. Kia has also released data on the engine. Thus, the Kia EV9 relies on a 150 kW electric motor, which is supposed to achieve a torque of 350 Nm with rear-wheel drive.
As a result, the e-SUV is said to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in under ten seconds. That may not be a top value for an electric car, but it is certainly respectable for an SUV that is heavy by experience. If the performance is not enough, there will also be a more powerful alternative. Kia also wants to offer its e-SUV with a dual motor and corresponding all-wheel drive. Here, the power is a remarkable 283 kW, which should make acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h possible in just under six seconds.
Fourth version with rich power coming in 2025
Should one attach neither great importance to endurance, nor to performance, the base model of the EV9 is quite interesting. This comes with a 76.1 kWh battery and offers only one motor. With an output of 160 kW, the presumably cheapest of the three models can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds. It is not yet clear what losses you will have to make in terms of range. For sports enthusiasts with a penchant for electric mobility, a fourth version of the Kia EV9 is to follow in 2025.
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The version referred to as the GT version should probably kick it up a notch or two in terms of performance. Unfortunately, we don’t know any numbers on the GT variant yet. Regardless of the version, the Kia EV9 is supposed to offer plenty of space. A total of seven people will be able to sit in the E-SUV. However, it is still uncertain when we will be able to take a seat in the promising electric car. The company has also not yet mentioned delivery times or even prices.
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