As for charging, the automobile is constructed on Kia’s E-GMP platform, which permits for superfast 800-volt charging and vehicle-to-load (the place you possibly can run your family home equipment from the automobile’s battery must you want). Again, the EV9 targets listed here are 6 minutes so as to add 100 kilometers of vary at a high-speed charger, versus the 4.5 minutes the EV6 takes to do the identical at a 350-kW charger. This would counsel a battery capability of round 100 kWh, however the EV9’s actual battery measurement will probably be given later this month.
The EV9’s inside appears to be like as spectacular as its exterior. Big sufficient for seven folks, within the entrance there’s a floating panoramic sprint made utilizing a pair of 12.3-inch shows and one 5-inch show stretching from the steering wheel proper to the center. As for switchgear, “physical buttons are kept to a minimum,” which perhaps doesn’t bode nicely, however we’re hoping the complicated dual-function EV6 setup is improved on.
Cleverly, the second row of seats can swivel 180 levels so passengers can chat with these sitting within the third row. This additionally permits the seat to spin to face outward, so you may get out and in of the SUV simply. Charging factors, storage, and cup holders are promised in plentiful provide.
No point out has been made from the idea model’s photo voltaic panels, or “pop-up” steering wheel, however the EV9 would be the first Kia to supply Automode, the corporate’s autonomous driving tech.
Karim Habib, govt VP and head of Kia Global Design Center, says the EV9 affords “a fresh EV perspective in the family SUV sector.” That stays to be seen, however first impressions are actually promising. Its arrival this 12 months is well timed, too, as Range Rover’s all-electric providing gained’t arrive till 2024.