Reserve Your 2024 Kia EV9 Today: Kia Canada Launches Online Booking
Kia Canada has recently announced the opening of online reservations for its latest electric vehicle, the 2024 Kia EV9. This new addition marks a significant step for the automaker, introducing the first fully electric three-row SUV in their lineup. The EV9 is not only a flagship model but also represents a novel segment in the automotive market.
EV9 Design: Rugged Sophistication
The EV9’s exterior design encapsulates a blend of ruggedness and sophistication, ideal for a flagship SUV. With dimensions slightly larger than the Telluride SUV, it offers considerable space, boasting up to 2,314 liters of cargo space with rear seats folded. The front features the ‘Tiger Face’ design, an evolution of Kia’s ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, flanked by slim LED headlights. The rear design and side profiles emphasize a modern and sleek look, with flush door handles and optional automatic deployment adding to its streamlined appearance.
In terms of wheels, the EV9 offers a range from 19 to 21 inches, with the GT-Line adding exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels for a more distinguished look. The GT-Line further enhances the vehicle’s elegance with unique design elements like a bridge-type roof rail and gloss black side mirrors.
Interior Design: A New Approach to Comfort and Style
The interior of the EV9 reflects Kia’s commitment to sustainable and forward-thinking design. The use of non-leather polyurethane surfaces, BTX-free interior paint trim, and partially recycled materials is a testament to Kia’s sustainable vision. The design philosophy, termed “Ten Must-Have Items,” is evident in the tactile quality provided to occupants in all three rows.
Kia has also focused on minimalism in the cabin design. Key infotainment features are managed via hidden-until-lit haptic switches, and the dual-level, floating center console extends to the second row, offering versatile storage solutions. The EV9 also features an optional head-up display and a 14-speaker Meridian Premium Audio system, enhancing the overall driving experience.
Powertrain and Performance
The EV9’s powertrain is based on the E-GMP platform and features fourth-generation battery technology. In Canada, it will be available with a 99.8-kWh battery, offering either a single-motor or a dual-motor all-wheel-drive configuration. The vehicle boasts impressive charging capabilities, able to reach a 10 to 80 percent state of charge in under 25 minutes with a 350kW charger. Additionally, the EV9 has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs and features various terrain modes for versatile driving conditions.
Advanced Technology and Safety Features
Kia’s EV9 is equipped with the latest in vehicle technology, including ultrafast recharging, over-the-air updates, and a wideband-based Digital Key. Its technology extends to safety features, with advanced driver assistance systems like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Highway Driving Assist, emphasizing Kia’s focus on safety and convenience.
The EV9 also offers a new Connected Car Navigation Cockpit system, providing a seamless and intuitive user interface. This includes Quick Controls for easy access to frequently used functions, reflecting Kia’s commitment to integrating advanced technology into their vehicles.
In summary, the 2024 Kia EV9 represents a significant milestone for Kia Canada, combining advanced technology, sustainable design, and impressive performance in a fully electric three-row SUV. With its upcoming availability in Canada by the end of 2023, the EV9 is set to redefine expectations for electric vehicles in the market. Pricing and further details will be announced closer to the launch date.