Kia unveiled a new concept for a fully-electrified SUV, dubbed the EV9. Succeeding the EV6, which is yet to arrive until early 2022, it is a look into Kia’s plan towards an all-electric package. This is all in line with the company’s plan to move into the EV market, saying that they will be prioritizing EV vehicles in EU markets by 2035.
The first teasers were released just last week, with details being hazy as of the moment. However, we do know that it will be using Hyundai’s new E-GMP electric vehicle platform. The platform uses an 800 V electrical architecture, capable of blazing fast charging speeds of 0 to 80 percent in under 20 minutes. The platform also comes with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive setups, which may be a feature that will be passed on to the EV9.
The conceptualized interior gives riders a lot of changes to the standard layout. Kia has described the EV9’s interior as a light, flexible, and adaptable space that changes the experience according to the journey’s conditions. It will also feature an ultra-wide display screen and a “radical new take” on the steering wheel, which hopefully won’t hamper the drive experience.
The Kia Concept EV9 will be revealed on November 17 at AutoMobility LA, starting at 11:15 a.m in PST time.