Re-envisioning all-electric SUV design
The Kia EV9 exudes a sense of serene contemporary calmness befitting a sophisticated EV for a new age of sustainable mobility. Yet, it also portrays the confident surety of a bold SUV poised to conquer all conditions.
(Electric Global Modular Platform)
& fourth-generation battery technology
Kia has taken full advantage of the EV9’s long wheelbase and the completely flat electric vehicle architecture afforded by its industry-transforming Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This delivers a cabin with generous space for all occupants to connect and relax with lounge-style comfort in all three rows of seats. It also ensures athletic performance, complimented by exemplary range from a 99.8kWh battery in both Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD) variants.
Highway Driving Pilot: Unlocking conditional Level 3 autonomy
Utilising some of the most sophisticated Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology, the EV9 takes a significant step towards full autonomy. Kia’s new Highway Driving Pilot System (HDP) system equips the EV9 with conditional Level 3 autonomous driving. Fifteen sensors, including two lidars, allows it to scan for and detect objects in a full 360-degree field of view, enabling it to react to the road and other users in milliseconds.(1)
Update your EV9 anytime, anywhere
Through Kia Connect Store, customers can keep their EV9 constantly updated by upgrading vehicle features and services without the need to visit a dealership.
Class-leading occupant protection & battery safeguarding
Thanks to the world’s first patent pending B-pillar connection structure technology, a chassis offering class-leading levels of occupant protection and a specially designed battery housing, the EV9 is designed to maximise the energy dispersion from potential impacts.
New standards in sustainable mobility
The Kia EV9 marks a pioneering milestone as the first model to embrace the brand’s design sustainability strategy, which aims to phase out the use of leather, apply ten must-have sustainable items to new Kia models and continuously increase the use of bio-based materials.
Phase out the use of leather and apply 10 must-have sustainable items (Recycled and Biomaterials)
New exterior colours inspired by nature: Light, Air, Earth and Water
Under our philosophy of 3S – Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Energy, and Sustainable Planet – innovation serves nature.
EV9 Concept Story
Revealed at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, concept EV9 reimagines what an all-electric vehicle can be.
Imagery and video are for illustration purposes only. Final product may differ from the images shown.
1) When engaged, Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all objects around the vehicle. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. The driver remains responsible for the safe and legal operation of the vehicle. Always follow the precautions and operating conditions listed in the owner’s manual.
Availability of HDP may vary by trim and market. The detailed features of HDP may vary by region due to local laws and regulations. Kia will provide more information about HDP upon market launch.
In North America, Kia’s autonomous driving technology will be introduced under the name “Advanced Highway Driving Assist” as a level 2+ autonomous driving feature.
2) Depending on the OTA updates on your vehicle, your vehicle may not be equipped with all features or may not operate exactly as described.
The features on your vehicle vary depending on market region, vehicle configuration, options purchased, software updates, and more.
EV9 pre-production model shown with optional features. Features, colors, materials, accessories and specifications may vary from actual production model depending on country.