The production form retains most design cues of the concept EV
Kia Motors has unveiled the production form of its newest electric SUV- Kia EV9, ahead of its market launch later this year. The production-ready form looks almost identical to the concept displayed at the Auto Expo in Delhi.
Kia has retained most of the exterior details of the concept. The boxy-styled EV9 gets a futuristic exterior theme. The front fascia of the e-SUV gets a digitalized theme, with a closed panel replacing the conventional radiator grille. Sharp LEDs are placed vertically along with ‘Star Map’ DRLs. The side profile is neat, with door handles integrated seamlessly into the door panels.
Another noticeable design bit is the unique alloy wheel design. The roof complements the body colour and creates a floating roof vibe. Vertically placed large, sharp LED taillights are also to be noted. As Kia claims, the EV9 is based on the ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy. It is said to be an amalgamation of characteristics of nature and modernity. The EV9 is built on the E-GMP platform, making it sleek and bold at the same time.
Kia EV9 comes with a completely revamped interior from the concept model. It’s based on the ‘ Technology for Life ‘ principle, which prioritises occupant comfort. The SUV comes with 3 rows of seats- offered in 6-seater and 7-seater formats. Another futuristic feature inside is the open and floating panoramic dashboard and 12.3-inch dual touchscreens. Most of the functions are controlled through the touchscreens.
The second-row seats can swivel 180 degrees and both the first and second-row seats can be reclined. The third-row comes with cup holders and mobile chargers for added convenience.
Kia EV9 Launch Date
While we don’t have a confirmation on the date yet, Kia EV9 is expected to launch in the US later this year, in the second half of 2023. It could launch in India on a much later date- on which we have zero confirmation yet!