Kia’s 2024 EV9: Three-row electric SUV begins under $60,000 price point

The 2024 Kia EV9 is set to make its debut in dealership showrooms later this year, and Kia has officially unveiled its starting price of $54,900 (excluding destination charges) on Wednesday.

This introductory pricing specifically applies to the base Light model, which comes equipped with a 76.1-kwh battery and a single-motor rear-wheel drive system, delivering a power output of 215 hp.

Kia’s EV9 lineup includes several other models, such as the Light Long Range, Wind, Land, and GT-Line, all featuring a 99.8-kwh battery pack. These models are expected to come standard with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system that generates an impressive 380 hp. The exception here is the Light Long Range model, which may offer the all-wheel-drive system as an optional feature.

Pricing details for these additional models will be revealed at a later date. At present, Kia has not disclosed range estimates for any of these models, though the company has previously hinted at a maximum range of 300 miles, particularly for the Light Long Range variant with a single-motor rear-wheel drive.

For prospective buyers interested in EV tax incentives, it’s worth noting that the initial batch of EV9s will be manufactured in South Korea, with Kia planning to transition production to its West Point, Georgia plant next year.

The Light model of the EV9 offers an array of standard features, including DC fast-charging capability, 19-inch wheels, and seating for seven passengers. The driver’s seat boasts eight-way power adjustment, along with heating and cooling functions.

All EV9 models come equipped with a single curved display, featuring two 12.3-inch screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment system, as well as a dedicated 5.0-inch screen for climate control. Standard connectivity features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a wireless phone charger.

In terms of safety, Kia has integrated 20 electronic driver-assist features as standard. These include forward-collision warnings with pedestrian and cyclist detection, as well as intersection support. This system is designed to intervene with braking and steering inputs to prevent a collision if the driver does not respond promptly.

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