KIA Concept EV9, the future of South Korean SUVs

The Kia Concept EV9 represents a compelling look at the future direction of SUVs for the era of sustainable mobility. Concept EV9 combines an avant-garde design that inspires and stimulates reflection, a futuristic cockpit with highly innovative and customizable contents, combined with an advanced, exclusively electric, zero-emission engine. Concept EV9 is just the prelude to what Kia intends to offer in the era of sustainable mobility.

Concept EV9 available on the European market from 2023

Kia’s plans are the release of EV9 for sale as early as 2023 also in Europe, in the wake of the success achieved since the launch of the revolutionary EV6 crossover (car of the year 2002). Designed on the specific modular global electric platform, it is a highly flexible and high-tech vehicle powered by a latest generation zero-emission 100% electric powertrain.

The contemporary exterior lines are highlighted by the tall and spacious shape and strongly oriented towards the future, they are combined with an interior space with a visionary character accentuated by cutting-edge technological equipment. Concept EV9 suggests the idea of ​​adventure, creativity and fun with disruptive shapes and a strong stylistic impact. Externally, these proportions distinguish the image of a generous SUV with seats arranged in three rows, characterizing it as a powerful, functional and ready for action vehicle.

The proportions, based on a length of 4,930 mm, a width of 2,055 mm, a height of 1,790 mm and a wheelbase of 3,100 mm, give the Concept EV9 an extraordinary presence on the road. This 100% electric powered SUV reveals a simple yet highly distinctive personality, perfectly rooted in Opposites United’s “Bold for Nature” pillar. The lowered side volumes suggest a strong and immediate visual impact, accentuated by the sharp-edged mudguards located at the top of the vehicle. The set of profiles that follow one another in the lower part of the car body underline the strong SUV personality.

The new grille of Concept EV9 expresses the high-tech soul of the all-electric SUV, like its predecessor EV6, while at the same time paying homage to the world of nature. Sequential patterns create a “welcome light” for the driver and position the lights correctly while driving. The surface of the hood houses solar panels, helping to provide some of the electricity needed by Concept EV9, representing an additional energy source, useful when not close to a charging station.

The aerodynamic efficiency of Concept EV9 is further augmented by retractable handrails on the roof which, when not in use, close inwards, channeling the flow of air evenly over the vehicle. A new generation camera system also replaces conventional door mirrors, further improving aerodynamics and, at the same time, the driver’s spatial awareness.

22-inch wheels to affirm the important presence on the road

Polygonal design 22-inch wheels reinforce the geometric look and impressive road presence of the Concept EV9. An aerodynamic element with a triangular design regulates the flow of air around the wheels, contrasting with the circular shape of the tires and ensuring balance and harmony in every detail. To stay in tune with the environment, the Concept EV9 has a panoramic roof that invites passengers to get lost looking at the sky and at the same time reverberates its positive impact on well-being and mood.

The KIA EV9 Concept SUV will be available from 2023

The interior of Concept EV9 has been studied in detail to offer the driver and passengers a space that transforms as the travel experience evolves. It features a 27-inch ultra-wide interactive display that acts as the nerve center for all driver and passenger needs, from the media, to climate control, to various comfort features.

The futuristic spirit of the cabin also characterizes the retractable steering wheelwhich has been reinterpreted and inserted into the dashboard and perfectly integrated into the interior space for an innovative driving experience, beyond all boundaries.

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