Kia EV9 Concept unveiled at 2021 LA Auto Show

Kia states that the powertrain on the EV9 is capable of offering a range of 483 km on a single charge.

Kia has unveiled the EV9 concept SUV at the ongoing 2021 LA Auto Show. The new EV9 concept previews the brand’s upcoming flagship EV SUV, which will sit above the EV6.

The Kia EV9 comes with a bold and boxy exterior profile with a body-coloured large panel upfront, replacing the grille. This panel comes integrated with the ‘Star Cloud’ light pattern which, along with the vertical daytime running lights (DRLs), make up the headlamp cluster. The electric SUV also has 22-inch machined alloy wheels with a triangular pattern, and retractable roof rails while the rear features slender taillights that rise up to the triangular D-pillar. The Kia EV9 gets a camera monitoring system that replaces the conventional ORVMs.

Inside, the EV9 features a large 27-inch ultra-wide display integrating the digital instrument cluster and the central infotainment system. The cabin also includes a bunch of other features, equipment and driver-assistance tech to boast.

The Kia EV9 is part of the brand’s advanced Electric Global Modular Platform (e-GMP). The concept SUV measures 4,930 mm in length, 2,055 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 3,100 mm. Kia states that the powertrain on the EV9 is capable of offering a range of 483 km on a single charge. The SUV will also feature the next-gen ultra-fast charging tech with a 350-kW charger, capable of replenishing the batteries from 10 to 80 per cent in just 20 – 30 minutes.

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