Kia has unveiled new details of its EV9 electric SUV, sharing the technical specifications . After showing the design and interior of the new model, the Korean automaker took a stand. mainly focused on the powertrain. There is still no information on the prices of the electric SUV. However, Kia has made it known that EV9 will be available. on sale in select global markets starting in the second half of the year. of the year.
DESIGN AND INTERIORS < p>Kia EV9 size5,010mm long x 1,980mm wide x 1,755mm high, with a wheelbase of 3,100mm. We already have the aspect of the SUV; seen and is characterized by having massive and square shapes. Lots of work – been made to optimize aerodynamics. The result a Cx of 0.28. At the front, the evolution of the classic Tiger Nose grille stands out, renamed the “Digital Tiger Face“. At the rear, on the other hand, we find Y-shaped light clusters. Depending on the model chosen, the Kia EV9 will be able to; have 19, 20 or 21 inch rims.
Kia also presented the GT-Line version of the EV9 which will be characterized by for some dedicated aesthetic details such as a revised front end, specific alloy wheels and black finishes. The interior design is; minimalist. However, we find a lot of technology starting with the two 12.3-inch screensof instrumentation and infotainment system. be chosen in the 6 or 7-seat configurations. The second row seats can rotate 180 degrees (optional) so that the occupants can interact with those seated in the third row.
ENGINE AND SAFETY
Kia EV9 rests on the well-known E-GMP platform of the Hyundai Group. The electric SUV will be; offered both with a single engine and in a version with double engine and all-wheel drive. In all cases it will be always present a 99.8 kWh battery.
Entering more quickly in detail, the Kia EV9 will be; equipped with a 150 kW (204 HP) engine with 350 Nm of torque which allows acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds. Instead, the pattern with double electric propulsion will be able to; count on 283 kW (385 HP) with 600 Nm of torque. It will take 6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. Curiosity, from the Kia Connect Store it will be available; It is possible to purchase the Boost function which, once activated, will allow you to; to have 700 Nm of torque available for a short time, only in the model with double electric motor, to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds.
For some selected markets it will be available. a variant with 76.1 kWh battery and single 160 kW (218 HP) electric motor is also available.
The automaker announces that based on preliminary data, the model with a single 150 kW electric motor, battery 99.8 kW and 19-inch wheels & egrave; able to have a range of 541 kmaccording to the WLTP cycle. Thanks to the 800 V architecture, the batteries can be recharged at very high power from the direct current columns. In this regard, Kia only speaks of 15 minutes to be able to recover 239 km of travel.
The SUV also features V2L technology (Vehicle-to -Load) to power external electrical devices up to a power of 3.68 kW. On the safety front, the new Kia EV9 will be able to; count on the Highway Driving Pilot (Level 3 autonomous driving) but only in some specific countries. This system uses as many as 15 sensors including radar and LiDAR. In all other markets, the Kia EV9 will be available. proposal with the "classics" ADAS systems such as Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist and Highway Driving Assist 2.
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