Kia has announced a starting price for the 2024 EV9 three-row electric SUV.
The base model is the EV9 Light RWD, which has a single rear-mounted electric motor producing 215 hp.
Pricing for the Long Range models and the dual-motor AWD configurations has not been announced yet.
UPDATE 10/9/23: Order banks for the Kia EV9 will open October 16, with customers required to put down a fully refundable $750 deposit to secure a car. According to Kia, customers who make a reservation prior to November 27 are eligible to receive a suite of extras, including a Webasto Go Dual Voltage Portable EV Charger, three-year Kia Maintenance Plan, and one-year of available Digital Features & Services. Customers will receive a credit for 1000 kWh of charging with Electrify America.
The base version of Kia's new electric three-row SUV, the EV9, will cost about as much as a fully loaded version of the gas-powered Telluride. The 2024 EV9 in its standard Light RWD configuration officially has an MSRP of $54,900; while Kia hasn't yet provided the mandatory destination charge, based on destination charges for the EV6 we suspect the base price will come in at just over $56,000.
This configuration features a single, rear-mounted electric motor with 215 horsepower, which sources energy from a 76.1-kWh battery pack. EPA range estimates aren't yet available, but Kia estimates this version will deliver 223 miles of range. 215 hp isn't much for propelling the EV9's 5000-pound curb weight around, so we've previously estimated this model to accelerate to 60 mph in a laggard 8.0 seconds.
Pricing for the more desirable versions of the EV9—which are available with larger battery packs for more range and dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain setups with significantly more power—is still forthcoming. We reckon the larger Long Range battery pack, measuring 99.8 kWh, will add several thousand dollars to the bottom line. So, too, will the 379-hp dual-motor powertrain offered in the Wind, Land, and GT-Line trim levels. Fully loaded versions will likely top $70,000.
Kia says that the EV9 will go on sale in the U.S. late this year, with initial units coming from Korea. Next year, Kia will move production to its factory in West Point, Georgia.
This story was originally published September 27, 2023.
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