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The forthcoming Kia EV9 three-row SUV is rated an EPA-estimated 304 miles in the Light Long Range RWD trim, besting an internal AER target of 300 miles. All five EV9 variants were rated higher than initial target estimates.

The EV9 is the second Kia model based on the E-GMP platform, and the first to feature fourth-generation battery technology designed for improved energy density. It will be available with a choice of two powertrain options.

Standard is a 76.1-kWh battery with a 160-kW (215-hp) motor that drives the rear wheels. An optional 99.8-kWh battery will be available in a single-motor configuration (201-hp), or a dual-motor, 283-kW (379-hp) all-wheel-drive configuration.

The two battery sizes yield five variants: Light (short-range or long-range), Wind, Land, GT-Line. The EPA-estimates for each variant is as follows:

Trim EPA-est. AER / MPGe
Light 99.8 kWh RWD 304 miles (up from targeted 300 miles) / 89
Wind 99.8 kWh AWD 280 miles (up from targeted 270 miles) / 83
Land 99.8 kWh AWD 280 miles (up from targeted 253 miles) / 83
GT-Line 99.8 kWh AWD 270 miles (up from targeted 243 miles) / 80
Light 76.1 kWh RWD 230 miles (up from targeted 223 miles) / 88

Drive modes available at launch on all trims include Eco, Normal, Sport, and My Mode, while AWD models add a Snow mode. The EV9’s standard 800V electrical architecture enables ultrafast charging on high-speed DC chargers, designed to go from a 10 to 80 percent state of charge in under 25 minutes. With a maximum DC charging speed of up to 236kW, the EV9 can facilitate quick charging with compatible DC chargers, while the 11kW onboard charger enables expedient Level 2 charging.

The EV9 is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms in Q4 2023.


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