The 2024 Kia EV9 has the best traits of a large three-row SUV and costs less than some of the best luxury electric SUVs.
Even though Tesla is the leader in EV sales in the US, Hyundai, Ford, General Motors, and Nissan are quickly coming up. And in this electric battleground, Kia is the only car company that has a constant plan to take Tesla’s crown. We have a lot of respect for Kia because it has made a special place for itself by making electric cars that are both useful and very desirable. Which is pretty amazing considering that Kia went bankrupt in 1997 and that its parent company, Hyundai, helped rebuild the brand into what it is today.
Now, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) from South Korea’s second-largest car company are going through the roof. With the release of the Kia EV6 SUV, it even set a new annual sales record and made sure it would be in second place for EV sales in the US for most of 2022. All eyes are on the 2024 Kia EV9 right now. Kia America’s leaders say that this model won’t just join the three-row electric SUV market in the U.S.; it will change it. This statement doesn’t come off as arrogant because the EV9 Kia has good credentials to back up this claim, which we agree with wholeheartedly.
The brand-new Kia EV9 will be one of only a handful of fully electric three-row SUVs in the US. Tesla has two of these types. There are many good reasons why the EV9 will do better than the Tesla Model X or rivals like the Rivian R1S, the very impressive Hyundai Ioniq 7, the very luxurious Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, and the expected 2024 Volvo EX90. The 2024 Kia EV9 is set to be the perfect family SUV. It has a stunning design, exciting driving dynamics, a large cabin, a long range, and cutting-edge technology. And based on what it can do, we’re sure that when it comes out at the end of 2023, the 2024 Kia EV9 will make waves in the US all-electric SUV market.
The EV9’s futuristic exterior changes your idea of what is modern.
In the 1960s, car style went through a big change that led to some of the most beautiful ICE car exteriors ever made. During this time, iconic cars like the Jaguar E-Type from 1961, the Ferrari 250 GTO from 1963, and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray from 1967 were made. Yet, it’s hard not to feel sorry for EVs, which have often been criticized for their boring designs, even though they are supposed to be environmentally friendly and are still fairly new. This story is quickly changing, though. Electric cars like the Audi e-tron GT, BMW i4, and Chevrolet Blazer EV are showing that EVs don’t have to be boring. And the 2024 EV9 pushes the limits of style, especially for an all-electric SUV. This large SUV with fine character lines is a great example of how luxury and boldness can work well together. It shows that EVs don’t have to be boring.
When you see the Kia SUV EV9 for the first time, it will make you feel like you’re in a dream. You could call it the hypnotist of the EV world. The Kia EV9 looks a lot like the 2024 Telluride from the outside, but it has a stronger look because it combines smooth curves with boxy shoulders. Notably, its design was made in a wind lab, which means the EV9 has great aerodynamics. This is shown by the fact that its drag coefficient is only 0.28, which is a shockingly low number given its shape. This is because the front bumper has air curtains, the underbody is carved in 3D, and the wheels are made to be as smooth as possible. In addition, its boxy shape, short overhangs, big wheels, and 7.8-inch ground clearance give it a strong appearance on the road.
The front of the EV9, especially the front of the 2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line, is stunning. You’ll notice that the Digital Tiger Face, which is a modern take on the famous “Tiger Nose” grille, has subtle airflow openings, vertical headlights, and daytime running lights that all come together in a way that looks very integrated. You can think about what it would look like on the road at night. The front lights have a digital pattern, and the vertical tail lights add to the general Sci-Fi feel. Even though the EV9 Land trim looks more subdued because it has a matte finish and less digital features, it still has a unique exterior.
When you look at it from the side, you can see that the EV9 is 197.4 inches longer than the Telluride. Its width is 77.9 inches and its height is 69.1 inches. If you want the EV9 GT-Line, the height goes up to 70.1 inches. Also, with a wheelbase of 122 inches, it is 7.87 inches longer than the Telluride, but it is still 4 inches shorter than the highly expected Hyundai Ioniq 7.