At the New York Auto Show, Kia announced that its ‘EV9 SUV’ will be available in the US market in the second half of 2023. Back in November, Kia offered an early look at the concept EV9. It said the EV offers a range of up to 300 miles and 350kW of charging that boosts the battery level from 10 percent to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
Kia EV9 Specifications:
The EV9 is a large SUV with an overall length of around 5 metres. Regardless of size, Kia claims it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in five seconds. In terms of range, the SUV will cover a range of around 540 km on a full charge. It can also provide a driving range of 100 km with a charge of six minutes.
The EV9 flaunts a larger 27-inch display that replaces traditional equipment and displays infotainment information. Climate controls for navigation will be accessed through this screen.
As per reports on the internet, the EV9 will be the first Kia to be offered with the firm’s ‘Automode’ assisted driving technology, which will allow the car to control its own acceleration, braking, lane position and steering in certain situations.
Meanwhile, Kia may soon announce that it will enter the Indian electric car segment. The South Korean automaker will launch the Kia EV6 in India in early June this year. As of now, there is no official confirmation regarding the launch yet. Reports suggest that Kia will offer the EV6 as a Completely Built Unit (CBU). This would mean that Kia will not make much changes to the EV6 model sold outside India.
The EV6 comes in two variants with different battery packs. One is 58.0 kWh units and the other uses 77.4 kWh units. The 58.0 kWh battery comes with a 168kW rear motor that produces 167 horsepower and a claimed range of 373 km.
In the US, the Kia EV6 is priced at $33,400 (approximately Rs 25.5 lakh) after tax credits given by the country’s government. In India, expect a much higher price tag.
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