Kia Motors Corporation has released the much-anticipated EPA-estimated ranges for its upcoming EV9 lineup, outperforming initial estimates across various models. The Korean automaker will begin accepting reservations on October 16, requiring a $750 refundable deposit. Customers who finalize their purchase are also set to receive a suite of complimentary offers, enhancing the buying experience.
Starting at the more affordable end of the spectrum, the entry-level EV9 Light is equipped with a 76.1 kWh battery pack and a rear-mounted motor that generates 215 horsepower. This setup allows the vehicle to travel 230 miles on a single charge, “besting the targeted range by 7 miles,” according to the company's statement.
Next in line is the EV9 Light Long Range, priced at $59,200. The model boasts a 99.8 kWh battery pack coupled with a 201 horsepower motor. This configuration enables the three-row crossover to achieve a driving range of 304 miles, slightly above the original projection of 300 miles.
The EV9 Wind e-AWD and EV9 Land e-AWD variants are rated at 280 miles of range, showing improvements of up to 27 miles over previous estimates. It remains to be seen if this figure is specific to models equipped with 19-inch wheels.
At the higher end, the $73,900 EV9 GT-Line e-AWD offers 270 miles of range, far exceeding initial estimates of 243 miles. This premium variant features a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system that produces 379 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, allowing the crossover to reach a top speed of 124 mph and accelerate from 0-60 mph in just five seconds.
Customers who complete their purchases are set to receive several complimentary benefits, including a Webasto Go Dual Voltage Portable EV Charger, 1,000 kWh of charging through Electrify America, a three-year maintenance plan, and a year's worth of digital features and services.