Kia Corporation has revealed the Kia EV9, its first three-row electric flagship SUV, which embodies the brand’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy, blending nature and modernity to deliver a harmonious SUV that paves new paths for future electric SUV design. The exterior of the EV9 features simple, clear-cut lines and body surfaces that convey confidence, clarity, and calmness, accentuated by the ‘Digital Pattern Lighting Grille’ and striking vertical headlamps. The signature ‘Digital Tiger Face’ imparts a visionary and futuristic look and feel with innovative ‘Star Map LED daytime running lights (DRL)’ that denote Kia’s Digital Tiger Face for the brand’s future EV models. The side profile of the EV9 combines a strong and indisputable SUV identity with exceptional aerodynamic efficiency, while the rear of the vehicle reflects its strong and confident stance.
Built on Kia’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV9’s long wheelbase, low beltline, and completely flat electric vehicle architecture have facilitated the creation of generous space for all occupants with lounge-style comfort in all three rows of seats. Occupants in the first and second-row seats can simultaneously recline their seats to relax and rest when the EV9 is charging, while the seats in the second row can be effortlessly swiveled 180 degrees so that occupants can interact with those sitting in the third row. The third-row seats also offer cup holders and charging points for mobile devices.
Throughout the spacious, light, airy cabin, the EV9 embodies an elegantly simple, premium quality, exceptionally user-friendly design. The open, floating panoramic dashboard extends from the steering wheel to the vehicle’s center, while two 12.3-inch touch screens integrated with one 5-inch segment display improve the digital experience, offering effortless control of the vehicle’s functions and ensuring physical buttons are kept to a minimum. The centre console is equipped with ample storage options, including a spacious compartment located at its base. The centre console doors are further designed to add to the overall refinement of the interior space.
The Kia EV9 is set to debut globally later this month and represents a pivotal step forward in the company’s journey towards becoming a sustainable mobility solutions provider. It offers customers an exceptionally high-quality proposition and a fresh EV perspective in the family SUV sector, providing instinctive experiences and excellent comfort for not just the driver, but all occupants, through innovative use of space, technology and design.