LEAKED: 2024 Kia EV9 Specs Might Be Here
The 2024 Kia EV9 is not expected to arrive until later this year. But sometimes, potential specifics get out before an automaker intended, and it appears that’s what has happened with this three-row SUV. A survey that Kia sent out to Telluride owners seems to show some potential specs of the new EV9 electric SUV.
What do we know about the Kia EV9?
Now, it is essential to note that this Kia SUV does not have all of its official specs released. However, in a recent survey issued by the brand, it does look like we now have more information about this electric vehicle.
The 2024 Kia EV9 is hoping to capitalize on the success of the EV6. And it aims to offer folks an electric SUV with three rows of seating. So, it makes sense that Kia has sought out the opinions of Telluride owners.
According to the survey, the EV9 might come in five different trim levels, with a starting price of around $55,000. When properly equipped, it will likely have about 400 horsepower and 480 pound-foot of torque. That is if you want the most powerful variant of this EV.
The Kia EV9 will be a family EV
As more and more of the automotive industry embraces electrification, it’s important to have a family EV in the fleet. That is what the 2024 Kia EV9 will be. As a three-row SUV, it will likely offer seating for six or seven, depending on the interior configuration.
According to U.S. News, it can also tow up to 3,500 pounds. And that is something that families looking for a new SUV will likely appreciate. For those who want an AWD SUV, the 2024 EV9 will offer it for a price. But that standard will be front-wheel drive.
Is Kia going electric?
By 2026, Kia has stated that it plans to have 11 new electric vehicles on the market. The 2022 EV6 is the first of those EVs, and the EV9 will be the second. The EV9 should arrive for the 2024 model year at some point in 2023. And that will give consumers another choice if they are looking for an electric SUV.
For the longest time, it was like Tesla dominated the EV market. But with brands like Ford now electrifying top sellers like the F-150, cars with electric powertrains are starting to go mainstream.
According to Car and Driver, Kia claims the 2024 EV9 will have a range of 300 miles. That range could be standard fare, or it might be thanks to a larger (and probably more expensive) battery pack.
The Kia EV9 is coming
Although Kia hasn’t dropped all the official specs about the EV9, it is coming. And by sending out a survey to Telluride owners, it’s clear that the brand hopes it will be popular among folks who already own a three-row SUV.
In the coming months, we should get more official information about this new Kia SUV. But until then, the leaked survey does answer some questions.