According to a leaked customer survey issued by Kia, details of the brand’s upcoming electric mid-size SUV, the Kia EV9, have been revealed. The survey, obtained by Electrek, appears to indicate specific information regarding the vehicle’s specs, trims, and pricing structure.
While these figures may be subject to change before the official market launch, which is expected later in 2023, the survey suggests a three-row crossover starting at an MSRP of $56,000 and reaching a top level at $73,000, with three additional trims priced at $61,000, $63,000, and $68,000, respectively.
According to a leaked customer survey, the Kia EV9 will be available with two powertrain options, one boasting 200 horsepower and the other an impressive 400 horsepower. This suggests that the base models will be single-motor derivatives while the remaining three will be dual-motor, all-wheel-drive variants.
The single-motor models are claimed to have 250 lb-ft of torque, with dual-motor options boasting 380 lb-ft. The exception is the range-topping model, which will seemingly have 480 lb-ft, allowing for a towing capacity of 4,500 lbs. This model will hit 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds and have a claimed range of 240 miles.
While this model may be the best performer, the “Trim 2” will have the best range at 290 miles, likely as a result of a larger battery pack than the base model while retaining the single-motor drivetrain. The mid-spec “Trim 3” is said to have 260 miles of range, while the base model will have a range of only 220 miles.
Seating capacity varies between six and seven seats, depending on the trim, with upper trims swapping out the second-row bench for two captain’s chairs. Other features on upper models will include 20- and 21-inch wheels, and a sunroof is equipped from the second trim.
Based on the Hyundai Group’s E-GMP platform, all models feature vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability, and top-tier models get vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capability. Additionally, a $4,800 semi-autonomous driving package is also said to be available as an option.
It should be noted that the figures provided are not definite, as a representative from Kia confirmed to Electrek that the survey pertains to the EV9 and other upcoming electric vehicles. The representative stated that “the final specifications for the EV9 are still being determined as the launch is not until later this year.”