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5 things to know about the 2024 Kia EV9

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One of the biggest reveals at the New York International Auto Show was from Kia. The Korean automaker revealed its first three-row, all electric SUV: the 2024 Kia EV9.

Though new electric SUV has Telluride vides with a strong and upright stance, you can see the EV effect as well with the smooth lines and flush door handles. Here are five things to know about the 2024 Kia EV9.

Fast charge in 25 minutes

The two things people want to know when talking EVs: range and time to charge. So, we’ll start our five things here. Though EPA hasn’t given its seal of approval, Kia is targeting up to 300 miles of range with the 2024 Kia EV9. Considering that the smaller EV6 gets up to 310 miles of range and is built on the same dedicated EV platform, this seems like a fair estimate.

The EV9 will get a standard 800V electrical architecture and have a maximum DC fast charging speed of up to 230kW. This means it can go from 10 to 80% in 25 minutes – assuming the fast charger being used is in tip-top shape.

0-to-60-MPH time of 5 seconds

At launch the 2024 Kia EV9 will be available with two powertrains. The standard 76.1 kWh battery with a 160 kW motor will deliver 215 horsepower to the rear wheels. The up-level powertrain will include a 99.8 kWh battery with a single-motor configuration (that’s the one that will deliver up to 300 miles of range) or a 283-kW dual-motor configuration that will deliver 379 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. That last configuration will be on the GT-Line model, and that’s the one that will get the 5-second 0-to-60-MPH time.

2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9 (Image courtesy of Kia Motor America)

6- and 7-seat configurations

Kia states in its press release that the 2024 Kia EV9 will have a “first-class” second row with power adjustable seats, leg rests and more legroom than most luxury SUVs as well as heated-and-ventilated seats.

Kia says the EV9 will “a variety” of six- and seven-seat configurations. So, we take that to mean it will be set up similar to the Mazda CX-90, which offers two- and three-seat options in both the second and third rows. However, Kia offered no additional details, so stay tuned for more info here.

New tech debuts

The 2024 Kia EV9 will be the first model in the automaker’s lineup to offer over-the-air updates and navigation-based charging updates. The EV9 is also designed to be a mobile power source with an integrated charging control unit.

Other tech you’ll see on this new EV includes the ability to use your phone as a key, the digital blind view monitoring that shows blind-spot images in the behind-the-wheel cluster and a rear camera mirror as well as more advanced versions of Kia’s automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist.

2024 Kia EV9

2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line (Image courtesy of Kia Motor America)

On sale in Q4 2023

The 2024 Kia EV9 should go on sale in Q4 of 2023, which means anywhere from October to December of this year. While the first EV9s will be built in South Korea, beginning in 2024, assembly for U.S. models will be moved to the plant in West Point, Georgia. That will make it the first Kia EV to be assembled stateside.

The bottom line

Kia has been knocking it out of the park with its gas and electric vehicles lately, and we expect the 2024 Kia EV9 to be another home run.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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