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Kia EV9 Confirmed for Production in 2023

Kia EV9 Confirmed for Production in 2023
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  • kia has confirmed that a production version of the ev9 suv will arrive in europe in 2023.
  • while kia hasn't yet confirmed whether the ev9 will be offered in the u.s., we're sure that it will reach our shores.
  • the all-electric, three-row ev9 concept was revealed at the l.a. auto show last november.

europe will be the first to get a production version of the kia ev9 suv sometime in 2023, according to a press release on kia's u.k. media site. although the company didn't say anything about a u.s. version, we believe that the ev9 will eventually make it to our shores, too.

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for those who missed its reveal at the l.a. auto show last november, the ev9 concept is an all-electric suv with three rows of seats that's similar in size and shape to the kia telluride. however, thanks to the ev9's blocky bodywork and futuristic styling elements, we don't expect anyone to confuse the two.

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apart from confirming production for the european market, kia hasn't revealed any more details about the upcoming ev9. we already knew that it'll share components with the hyundai ioniq 7, which was also revealed last year. both kia and hyundai's big ev suvs will be based on a stretched version of the e-gmp platform that underpins the much smaller kia ev6 and hyundai ioniq 5.

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kia has claimed that the ev9 will have 300 miles of range on a full battery and a max charging rate of 350 kilowatts. we can only speculate at the moment, but we think the u.s. version will arrive for the 2024 model year and start around $50,000.

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source:caranddriver.com