The 2024 Kia EV9 has finally been unveiled, and it’s the biggest electric vehicle (EV) that the South Korean automaker is offering to date. There aren’t a lot of three-row EVs in the market, with the other two only being the Tesla Model X and Rivian R1S, so this makes Kia’s EV9 only the third three-row SUV in the global market.
The 2024 Kia EV9 stays very faithful to the radical concept that previewed it. Its fascia consists of vertical LED headlights and L-shaped flowing LED daytime running lights that merge cleanly with the outline of the “digital tiger face”. There’s also a faux satin silver skid plate and a wide lower air intake that overall gives the impression of being an electric version of the Telluride.
At the sides, the 2024 Kia EV9 has distinct polygonal wheel arches and character lines that give this crossover SUV a distinct side profile. Blacked-out pillars also give this SUV a floating roof effect, while the rising D-pillar merges with the roof to give the EV9 a dynamic appearance.
Lastly, the rear end has flowing vertical LED taillights that give the EV9 a distinct appearance at night. These are complemented by gloss black bumpers with satin silver faux skid plates for a rugged appearance.
As for the interior of the 2024 Kia EV9, the view is dominated by a “floating panoramic dashboard”. This is dominated by a pair of 12.3-inch screens and a blend of physical buttons and capacitive touch points on the dash. The mostly white interior gives it an airy feel, though darker shades are also available.
The main highlight of the interior is its second-row captain’s chairs, though a bench seat is still available. What makes them special is their ability to swivel up to 180 degrees, which means these seats could face the third-row occupants. In addition, swiveling the seats to 90 degrees makes for easier entry and exit for disabled passengers.
Other interior highlights include a floating center console, ambient LED lighting, an available surround sound system, and a panoramic sunroof, just to name a few.
The 2024 Kia EV9 rides on the same E-GMP platform as the EV6, as well as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6. While no specifications have been revealed yet, the EV9 is expected to have a range of up to 480 km.
Production of the 2024 Kia EV9 is slated to begin this fall, while the EV9 is expected to be sold not just in the United States, but also in various markets in Europe and Asia.