• Kia has introduced a beginning worth for the 2024 EV9 three-row electrical SUV.
  • The bottom mannequin is the EV9 Mild RWD, which has a single rear-mounted electrical motor producing 215 hp.
  • Pricing for the Lengthy Vary fashions and the dual-motor AWD configurations has not been introduced but.

The bottom model of Kia’s new electrical three-row SUV, the EV9, will value about as a lot as a totally loaded model of the gas-powered Telluride. The 2024 EV9 in its commonplace Mild RWD configuration formally has an MSRP of $54,900; whereas Kia hasn’t but offered the obligatory vacation spot cost, primarily based on vacation spot prices for the EV6 we suspect the bottom worth will are available in at simply over $56,000.

This configuration encompasses a single, rear-mounted electrical motor with 215 horsepower, which sources vitality from a 76.1-kWh battery pack. EPA vary estimates aren’t but out there, however Kia estimates this model will ship 223 miles of vary. 215 hp is not a lot for propelling the EV9’s 5000-pound curb weight round, so we have beforehand estimated this mannequin to speed up to 60 mph in a laggard 8.0 seconds.

Pricing for the extra fascinating variations of the EV9—which can be found with bigger battery packs for extra vary and dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain setups with considerably extra energy—continues to be forthcoming. We reckon the bigger Lengthy Vary battery pack, measuring 99.8 kWh, will add a number of thousand {dollars} to the underside line. So, too, will the 379-hp dual-motor powertrain provided within the Wind, Land, and GT-Line trim ranges. Totally loaded variations will seemingly prime $70,000.

Kia says that the EV9 will go on sale within the U.S. late this 12 months, with preliminary models coming from Korea. Subsequent 12 months, Kia will transfer manufacturing to its manufacturing facility in West Level, Georgia.

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Regardless of being raised on a gentle weight-reduction plan of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or maybe due to it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive business all through his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He discovered a strategy to write about vehicles for the varsity newspaper throughout his faculty years at Rice College, which finally led him to maneuver to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first skilled auto-writing gig at Car Journal. He has been a part of the Automobile and Driver crew since 2016 and now lives in New York Metropolis.  

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