Kia’s EV9 SUV Boasts 541 KMs Of Range And 15-Minute Fast Charging Debuts In India; Price, Availability


  • Kia EV9 will come in two battery sizes and offer up to 541 kms of range on a single charge
  • The EV9 will feature an 800-volt architecture, fast charging capability and be available in RWD and AWD options
  • The most potent AWD model will have a combined output of 380 horsepower and 600 Nm of peak torque

Kia Motors has unveiled its upcoming electric SUV, the EV9, which will be available in different variants with two battery size options. The Standard version will come with a 76.1 kWh battery, while the long-range version will be equipped with a bigger 99.8 kWh battery. The long-range version will be available in both RWD and AWD options, while the standard version will only come with RWD. The EV9 will feature an 800-volt architecture and offer up to 541 kms of range on a single charge, depending on the variant. It can be recharged for over 200 kms in just 15 minutes using fast charging.

Kia EV9 Specifications

The Kia EV9 electric SUV claims to be a lot of fun to drive despite its size. The electric motor powering the long-range variant will provide 350 Nm of maximum torque and 201 horsepower of power. The base model has a 215 hp power output and a 350 Nm maximum torque. The most potent AWD model features two electric motors with a combined output of 380 horsepower and a whopping 600 Nm of peak torque. Also, Kia will provide a Boost option as an add-on that can boost torque to 700 Nm and speed up acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.

Kia EV9 Security Features

The EV9 will feature level 3 ADAS technology in the higher-spec GT-Line model through its Highway Driving Pilot program. To make driving easier, 15 sensors will be mounted all over the vehicle. Lidar laser sensors, cameras, radar, and ultrasonics will all be among the sensors. The EV9 will also feature a parking collision prevention aid system, smart cruise control with navigation, and blind-spot collision avoidance help.

The EV9 will be available from Kia with six or seven seats. Corn, sugar cane, natural oils, and recycled PET bottles are just a few of the ecological and recycled resources used to construct the inside. The dashboard is dominated by three screens, including a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and a similar-sized digital instrument cluster. Captain seats in the centre row will be able to rotate 180 degrees. The second and third rows can be folded flat to create a substantial cargo area.

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Over one lakh units of the EV are what Kia hopes to sell each year globally. The launch of the electric SUV is anticipated for the second half of this year in the US, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific markets. India will follow one year later. The EV9 GT-Line version is expected to be launched in 2025, featuring level 3 ADAS technology, which will only be offered in certain markets. The Kia EV9 promises to be a sustainable, spacious, and powerful electric SUV, catering to the growing demand for electric vehicles worldwide.