Kia EV9 Concept to Show How Big Kia EVs Can Be

Kia has revealed the first official pictures of the EV9 Concept, which will make its official debut next week at AutoMobility LA a.k.a. the Los Angeles Auto Show.

A production model will eventually follow, slotting at the top of Kia’s electric vehicle lineup.

Larger than the EV6 crossover we already know, the Kia EV9 is a midsize SUV with proportions similar to those of the Telluride. As you can see on these images, it’s nowhere near close to rolling off the assembly line.

Photo: Kia

What we have is a highly futurisitic concept that seems to go in a different direction than the EV6, with much more angular lines and a brand new take on the front grille and headlights, not to mention the taillights. The lower body and wheel arches feature plastic cladding in a contrasting finish, suggesting a rugged, adventure-ready family hauler. A panoramic roof is also included.

The two pictures of the interior show a clean dashboard capped by an ultra-wide digital interface. There’s also a unique, horizontally stretched, hexagon-shaped steering wheel and a long centre console. Notice how physical buttons have been completely eliminated. Kia promises a “light, flexible and adaptive interior space as the experience of the journey evolves.”

Photo: Kia

The full reveal will take place on November 17. The Car Guide will be on hand at the Los Angeles Auto Show to give you more details and a closer look.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

ElectricFirst 2022 Kia EV6 Units All Pre-ordered in a Couple of Hours
The all-new Kia EV6 electric crossover will launch in Canada next spring, if everything goes according to plan. The company began accepting pre-orders at noon on Friday, October 22 via the EV6 microsite . In what shouldn’t come as a surprise, the 200 units that were initially available were all …
Special EventsA First Look at the 2022 Kia EV6
While it is putting the finishing touches on its renewed branding, Kia is also pushing its electrification plans. The EV6 is the latest card from this Korean manufacturer on the electric table. It is (obviously) a crossover built on the E-GMP platform which slips between the Sportage and Sorento in …
Electric2022 Kia EV6 Unveiled With Full Specs and Details
Kia today hosted the world premiere of the all-new EV6 , two weeks after explaining the design philosophy and sharing the first official pictures. It’s the first of seven dedicated battery-electric vehicles Kia will launch by 2026 using the new E-GMP platform developed with Hyundai. Can’t wait to get your …
ElectricKia’s Future Electric Vehicles Starting to Take Shape
A few days after unveiling its new logo and slogan, “Movement that Inspires,” Kia held a virtual presentation to share more insights into its upcoming strategy and products. First of all, the company’s official name will switch from “Kia Motors Inc.” to simply “Kia,” not only to emphasize the universal …