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Pre-orders for Kia’s upcoming large electric vehicle will open in the coming quarter. The automaker announced its major specs on sustainability, autonomy, upgrades, and capabilities even though the price has not yet been made public.
SUV Kia EV9
The second fully electric vehicle in Kia’s EV lineup series will be the EV9 SUV. The business is publishing some of the vehicle’s features and filling in other gaps, according to a report from The Verge, as part of a campaign to rule the electric SUV market.
According to the company’s chief executive officer, Ho-Sung Song, sustainability would be given top priority in all of its activities. And this conviction inspired us to develop a full-size SUV that is not only fashionable and authentic but also environmentally beneficial, continued Song.
The EV9 will not only add a full-size SUV to its inventory, but it will also have a significant impact on how the business is defined moving forward. The CEO added that launching this vehicle also signifies launching the company’s newest flagship product.
Later this month, the Kia EV9 will make its debut at the Seoul Mobility Expo 2023, and it will make its official North American debut at the New York International Auto Show the following month.
When purchasing, customers will have a choice between a 76.1 kWh pack in the Standard RWD option and a Long Range 99.8 kWh battery that is offered in both RWD and AWG versions. These two battery-size choices will be offered for sale in North America.
The production of EVs with quick charging has long been a specialty of Kia and its parent company Hyundai. This is a result of the same E-GMP 800-volt architecture included in its vehicles (Electronic Global Modular Platform). The Kia EV9 is no exception, as it can add 239 kilometers to its range in just 15 minutes when connected to a fast charger.
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Under the WLTP standard, Kia currently predicts that the Long Range RWD variant will be able to travel 541 kilometers or 335 miles on a single charge. According to Electrek, the business will also offer a boost option through the Kia Connect Store that will raise the front motor’s torque of the AWD variant to 700 Nm.
Because it has two motors with a total output of 283kW and 600Nm, the AWD version will be more potent. Users will be able to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour using this in under six seconds.
Highway Driving Pilot, the brand’s Level 3 Automated Driving System, will also be available for the first time in Autonomous Driving EV9, a Kia. The motorist will be able to practice unsupervised highway driving as a result. Nevertheless, according to Kia, this will only be offered in a select number of international countries.
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All of this will be feasible, according to TechCrunch, because Kia added 15 sensors, including two lidars, radars, and cameras that will give the car a 360-degree field of view and enable the system to detect and respond to the road. Users will be able to avoid potential mishaps thanks to this.
In addition to this, the EV9 has additional active safety measures, such as rear cross-traffic collision avoidance aid, which helps avoid crashes with other cars.