Kia Canada has announced pricing and specifications for the highly-anticipated 2024 Kia EV9, the automaker’s first fully electric three-row SUV.
In Canada the EV9 will be offered in three trim options, Light, Wind, and Land, each of which Kia says are named after elements of the natural world to align with their sustainability vision, and two different battery sizes, 76.1 kWh and 99.8 kWh. The entry-level Light Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) variant is the only one with the 76.1kWh battery pack and will start at $59,995. This starting price makes it and the two trim levels above it eligible for federal and provincial incentives. In Quebec for example, EV9 buyers will be able to take advantage of the $5,000 iZEV rebate, as well as their $7,000 provincial rebate, knocking the price down to under $48,000.
The other two variants eligible for incentives are the Wind RWD and Land All-Wheel Drive (AWD), which start at $62,995 and $64,995 respectively. The Land AWD is also available with two upgrade packages, the Premium Package or the GT-Line package, which bumps the price up to $74,995 or $78,995 respectively. The GT-Line features 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels, a bridge-type roof rail, dark-colored belt line molding, gloss black side mirrors, and differentiated front and rear bumper designs.
The EV9 is built on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), similar to the Kia EV6, and is equipped with fourth-generation battery technology for improved energy density, as well as fast recharging capabilities on high-speed DC chargers, going from 10 to 80 percent state of charge in under 25 minutes.
The 2024 Kia EV9 is set to arrive at Canadian dealerships in December, with deliveries scheduled to begin early in 2024.
|Trim / Package:||Range||Price|
|Light RWD (76.1kWh)||370 km||$59,995|
|Wind 99.8 kWh RWD Wind RWD (99.8kWh)||489 km||$62,995|
|Land AWD (99.8 kWh)||451 km||$64,995|
|Land AWD with Premium Package (99.8 kWh)||451 km||$74,995|
|Land AWD with GT-Line Package (99.8 kWh)||435 km||$78,995|
Even though pricing was only revealed today, Kia was overwhelmed with interest in the EV9 when it started taking a limited number of reservations earlier this year. The company has already announced pricing in the US.
Whether customers in Canada and the US will end up paying these prices remains to be seen. Last week Kia sent a note to its dealers urging them to keep their pricing transparent and to not add market adjustments.