All-new full size, fully electric, seven-seat Kia EV9 SUV details released ahead of local launch

23 August, 2023

  • Kia New Zealand has released key details of the all-new full size, fully electric, seven-seat EV9 SUV ahead of its local launch
  • The new model is anticipated to go on sale in early October
  • A pre-production version is available for viewing at select Kia dealerships until the end of the month

With the official launch of the new, fully electric, seven-seat EV9 SUV only a matter of weeks away, Kia has taken the opportunity to reveal key details of the impressive new model.

“The all-new Kia EV9 SUV is big, bold and exciting and will offer Kiwi’s a genuine option to embrace emissions-free mobility with the ability to transport as many as seven people,” said Managing Director of Kia New Zealand, Todd McDonald.

“It has been designed and built according to Kia’s ‘rock solid geometry’ design ethos, has incredible green credentials thanks to extensive use of eco materials and exemplary driving dynamics courtesy of an innovative Chassis Domain Control System.

“It has attributes which deliver safety, comfort and style, as well as a suspension and handling tune that is unique to the New Zealand and Australian markets.

“The Kia EV9 will also be a statement-making addition to an environmentally oriented family or sustainability considerate business who never want to visit a fuel bowser again.”

The EV9 will be available in New Zealand in three different trim levels, consisting of Light Rear-Wheel Drive Standard Range, Earth All-Wheel Drive Long Range and GT-Line All-Wheel Drive Long Range.

Pricing for the new model starts at $105,990* for the Light RWD SR with a 76.1kWh Lithium-Ion battery.

Key specification found on the Light RWD SR includes a range of active and passive safety features, a wide array of airbag protection throughout the vehicle, LED lighting, heated front seats and steering wheel as well as a 12.3-inch TFT LCD infotainment display with integrated 12.3-inch TFT LCD cluster and 12.3-inch display.

A larger 99.8kWh Lithium-Ion battery complemented by enhanced levels of technology, specification and aesthetic differentiators, features in the Earth AWD LR and GT-Line AWD LR, which are available from $115,990* and $134,990* respectively.

More extensive details regarding EV9 features and specifications, plus driving range and recharge times, will be announced closer to launch.

*Prices are including GST, plus ORC. Original press release from Kia New Zealand www.kia.co.nz


Press release by Kia NZ

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