After announcing US pricing details earlier this week, Kia has now unveiled the official EPA range figures for the Kia EV9, and they have exceeded expectations.
Kia offers a total of five different trims for the EV9, catering to various preferences and needs. The range champion is the Kia EV9 Light Long Range RWD, boasting an impressive 304 miles (489 kilometers) of EPA-estimated range. This figure surpasses Kia’s initial target of 300 miles and is an achievement for the automaker.
Following closely are the EV9 Wind and EV9 Land, both equipped with dual-motor all-wheel drive and 19-inch wheels, offering an EPA-estimated range of 280 miles (451 kilometers). The range-topping Kia EV9 GT-Line, featuring stylish enhancements and larger 21-inch wheels, delivers a substantial EPA-estimated range of 270 miles (435 kilometers).
It’s important to note that these figures are made possible by the EV9’s large 99.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack, ensuring ample power and endurance. In contrast, the entry-level Kia EV9 Light RWD, equipped with a smaller 76.1-kilowatt-hour battery, still offers a respectable EPA-estimated range of 230 miles (370 kilometers) on 19-inch wheels, surpassing the initial estimate of 223 miles.
The Kia EV9 is built on the E-GMP platform, featuring fourth-generation battery technology for improved energy density. The standard 800V electrical architecture allows for ultrafast charging, with the EV9 going from 10% to 80% state of charge in under 25 minutes when connected to a high-speed DC charger.
The Kia EV9 is set to arrive at US dealerships this quarter, with prices ranging from $56,395 for the entry-level Light RWD variant to $75,395 for the top-of-the-line GT-Line model. Pricing for Canada has not yet been announced.