Kia has recently revealed its new flagship electric vehicle (EV), the EV9. Initially introduced as a concept in November 2021, the EV9 is a three-row SUV built on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and is set to make its world premiere later this month.
The EV9 prototype has retained its blocky design, which was seen in the concept car, but with a few notable changes. The production-ready headlamps, conventional outside mirrors, door handles, and four-spoke wheels are some of the updates from the concept car. Additionally, the “Digital Tiger Face” feature now has clusters of cube lamps next to the headlamps.
Kia has designed the interior of the EV9 to prioritize comfort, room, and technology for all passengers. The front and second-row seats can be reclined simultaneously without compromising legroom. The second-row seats can also be rotated 180 degrees to face the third row, which has cupholders and power outlets for mobile devices.
The EV9 comes equipped with two 12.3-inch touchscreens and a five-inch segment display, reducing the need for physical buttons. The central console also has ample storage, and hidden touch buttons for stop-start and air-conditioning controls are found underneath the audio-visual, navigation, and telematics (AVNT) screen.
The EV9 shares the E-GMP platform with the sleeker EV6 and features an 800-volt electrical architecture for fast charging. Technical specifications for the EV9 will be announced during its world premiere later this month.
In conclusion, Kia has introduced its new flagship electric vehicle, the EV9, built on the E-GMP platform. The EV9 features a blocky design, spacious interior with innovative technology and comfort features, and an 800-volt electrical architecture for fast charging. More information will be revealed during the world premiere of the EV9 later this month.