South Korean automaker Kia has disclosed the trim levels and pricing details for its upcoming EV9 electric SUV in the Canadian market. This marks the brand's introduction of its first three-row electric SUV, catering to a range of preferences and driving needs.
The base model, the Light RWD, starts at CA$59,995 and is equipped with a 215 hp motor and 19-inch wheels. Notably, customers have the option to upgrade the 76.1kWh battery in the Light trim to a larger 99.8kWh power pack, available in the Wind and Land versions. The Wind variant boasts an extended estimated range of 489 km (304 miles), compared to the standard 370 km (230 miles).
The Land version, featuring all-wheel drive (AWD), comes with motors delivering 283 kW or 379 hp. This AWD configuration slightly reduces the range to 451 km (280 miles) for the Land and Land with Premium Pack, while the Land GT-Line offers a range of 435 km (270 miles). Kia emphasizes the EV9's fast-charging capability, noting that a 10 to 80% charge can be achieved in around 25 minutes using ultrafast DC chargers.
For enhanced customization, the Land's Premium and GT-Line packages come with exterior modifications, including a bridge-type roof rail, gloss black side mirrors, and distinctive tweaks to the front and rear bumper design. The GT-Line also features 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
Customers in Canada can place orders for the Kia EV9 electric SUV, with the initial deliveries to dealerships expected in December. Additionally, a leaked letter has revealed Kia's directive to dealers in the United States to sell the EV9 at its Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).