Kia EV9 Concept Vehicle

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The Kia EV9 has been officially unveiled in New Zealand! Read the latest on our blog post.

Introducing the Concept Kia EV9: Kia’s All-New, All-Electric, Full-Size SUV

The latest addition to Kia’s all-electric vehicle line-up, the Kia EV9 clearly affirms their leadership in sustainable electric mobility. Keep reading to learn more about the concept EV9, arriving in 2023. Please note that concept images are shown, New Zealand specifications may differ.

The Kia EV9 is the full-size electric SUV you’ve been waiting for. With all the credentials of a modern electric vehicle, the EV9 fuses a bold SUV attitude with the latest revolutionary technology and design. The EV9 will become Kia’s flagship model and will revolutionise the large electric SUV segment, and we can’t wait for its arrival next year.

Continue reading below to browse concept photos and learn more about its final testing ahead of the world debut.

“The Kia Concept EV9 is yet another important marker for us in what has been an incredible journey since the start of the year. Having made our intentions clear – to become a global leader in sustainable mobility solutions – today we are proud to show the world our all-electric SUV concept, which fuses together an advanced zero-emissions powertrain, a cutting-edge exterior design and a contemporary and innovative tech-based interior space.”

EV9 undergoes final testing

Kia has revealed the final intensive testing program undertaken by the EV9 ahead of its world debut in 2023. Read the press release from Kia below:

Kia has revealed details of the final intensive testing program undertaken by the Kia EV9 ahead of its world debut in 2023. The all-electric Kia EV9 will become the brand’s flagship model and will revolutionise the large electric SUV segment, while accelerating Kia’s brand transformation and affirming its leadership in sustainable electric mobility.

Developed over a period of 44 months to set new standards in design, performance, range, driving dynamics, technology and comfort, every facet of the EV9 is currently being pushed to the limits of durability at Kia’s global Namyang R&D center in Korea.

During this final testing phase, the EV9 is relentlessly subjected to a grueling verification program on a 4WD climbing hill and a rough terrain track, as well as a deep-water wading test, to ensure maximum reliability even in the most challenging conditions. Kia’s high-speed, handling, and low-friction tracks place every element of the EV9’s performance and roadholding under the strictest scrutiny. At the same time, the unforgiving cobbles of the Belgian road enable Kia’s engineers to subject the EV9’s ride comfort and build quality to the harshest possible trials. In addition to the test program at Namyang R&D center, like every Kia model, the EV9 has also been subjected to a punishing testing regimen in locations all over the globe.

Kia first gave the world a preview of its newest flagship model in the form of the Kia Concept EV9, unveiled at AutoMobility LA in Los Angeles last year. Personifying ‘Opposites United,’ the brand’s groundbreaking new design language, the EV9 production model will represent the pinnacle of what is possible with an SUV. The Kia EV9 developed on the company’s advanced Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) will usher in a new era in sophisticated, high-technology, sustainable mobility.

Taking a bow in the first quarter of 2023, the Kia EV9 will follow in the footsteps of the brand’s ground-breaking all-electric EV6, which has garnered numerous critical accolades, including the highly prestigious European Car of the Year 2022 title.

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