Kia EV9, the official images of the tests on the electric SUV

Come on the road tests of the EV9. In a new roundup of official photos, the Korean brand updates us on the latest developments of its electric maxi SUV that will be presented in the early months of 2023.

Based on the E-GMP platform, the model will try to repeat the success of the EV6, which received the recognition of European Car of the Year 2022 and was a finalist in the World Car of the Year 2022.

“Boxy” and with personality

Although the bodywork is still wrapped entirely in films, the EV9 clearly shows its square shapes inspired by the concept presented at the Los Angeles Motor Show in 2021. The SUV a 7 places it will retain a futuristic design, with slim vertical headlights and Y-shaped taillights that “stretch” into the pillars.

Kia EV9, the official images of the tests on the electric SUV

Compared to the prototype, however, the model will abandon the doors with closet opening and will adopt a more conventional solution.

Kia points out that the EV9 is facing challenging tests with steep climbs, off-road vehicles and fords of waterways. The SUV will hardly have the characteristics of a hard and pure offroader, but the versatility of use will still be one of its strong points.

4×4 e fino a 585 CV

At the level of powertrainthe EV9 should share a lot with the EV6, starting with the 77.6 kWh battery which should replace the 100 kWh one seen on last year’s concept. The Kia SUV will be offered with all-wheel drive, but the entry level versions should be rear-wheel drive by virtue of the presence of the single electric motor.

Kia EV9, the new spy photos

Kia EV9 GT, the new spy photos

It is still too early to think about powers and autonomy. Recently, however, at the Nurburgring a specimen with sports trim and Recaro seats was spotted, fueling the hypothesis of a possible EV9 GT. This sporty variant could inherit the double electric unit and the 585 HP of the EV6 GT, for a 0-100 km / h sprint around 4 seconds and distances around 400 km.


Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.

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