The gentle trickle of Kia EV9 information continues. Kia released range numbers for the EV9 Thursday after releasing initial pricing and full line pricing inside weeks of every.
The $60,695 EV9 Light Long Range RWD will get essentially the most range. Originally Kia said this trim would get 300 miles of range. Testing shows this trim will actually get 304 miles of range. Next up is the EV9 Wind e-AWD. It’s dual motor setup and all wheel drive costs it a little bit of range because it gets 280 miles of range; the EV9 Land e-AWD gets the identical 280 miles of range.
Essentially the most powerful EV9, the GT-Line e-AWD doesn’t get the least range. Its 379 horsepower and dual motor setup give it 270 miles of range. The award for the least range goes to the most cost effective EV9. The bottom Light RWD at $56,395 gets just 230 miles of range.
Have in mind that although the range differs between each trim, every trim save for the bottom Light RWD gets the identical 99.8 kWh battery; the Light gets a 76.1 kWh battery. The EV9 may also include 4 drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, and My Mode while all wheel drive models add a fifth Snow mode.
The EV9’s range puts it in the midst of some key competitors. The Mercedes-Benz EQE costs a bit more, but its 279 miles of range lines up with EV9’s Wind, Land and GT-Line trims. The approaching Volvo EX90 is one other competitor. Volvo is targeting 300 miles of range for the EX90. That’s lower than the EV9 Light Long Range RWD but greater than every other trim of the EV9; the EX90 costs more as well.
Other competitors just like the Tesla Model X, or Model Y if you would like to throw in a 3 row, and the Rivian R1S each cost more and get more range. A base Tesla Model X is just over $76,000 but that gets you just about 350 miles of range. An R1S can cost nearly $100,00 but you’ll have 400 miles of range; cheaper R1S’ get just 260 miles.
If these numbers look adequate so that you can open your wallet for, the 2024 Kia EV9 is ready to reach at dealers later this yr.
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