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Here’s another look at the fully-electric Kia EV9 SUV, due in 2023

Kia’s big range-topping EV9 SUV is nearly here

Published: 01 Mar 2023

Kia has revealed its intention to fully reveal a new car later this month. Consider this your official notice of notice, then.

It shall be called the Kia EV9; nomenclature that denotes exactly where said car fits in the ever-expanding Kia hierarchy. Right at the top, with a big fat electric bow on it and everything.

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Because it’s a big, fat electric car which will likely come with everything, at least judging by the teaser silhouette released today. Kia calls it a “sleek and sculptural design” with “confident and assertive geometry”. It’s certainly confident. 

We only know at this early stage that like the EV6 – that TG award-winning electric car – the EV9 will be spun up from Kia’s dedicated battery-electric chassis dubbed ‘Electric Global Modular Platform’. Or E-GMP.

Kia has already explained how it wants the new EV9 to “transform the large electric SUV segment” and is keen to emphasise the new car’s off-road prowess. Like sending it to the limit on a “4WD climbing hill and rough terrain tracks”.

We’ll find out just how big and how off-road capable it is when it's revealed later this month.

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