The mid-tier EV9 variants come in two flavors –- Land and Wind -– both of which feature a 99.8 kWh battery pack and deliver a 280-mile range. The Wind e-AWD version costs $63,900, while the Land e-AWD model will set you back by $69,900 in return for an added dash of performance. Kia’s top-of-the-line offering in the EV9 portfolio is the GT-Line e-AWD, which can only muster 270 miles on a single charge and costs $73,900.
Kia will offer the car in single and dual-motor versions, with the latter delivering 379 horsepower in an all-wheel-drive format that is limited to the pricer models. As far as charging goes, the Kia EV9 is claimed to go from 10% to 80% in less than 25 minutes when plugged into a DC fast charger. But those are numbers when you have access to a charging network that plays well with the car’s 800V battery architecture.
Using the onboard 11kW charger, you are looking at a Level 2 charging pace, meaning the car could take five to 10 hours to juice up an empty tank on a 240V grid. Just in case the Kia EV9 has caught your fancy and you’re willing to drop the $750 reservation fee before November 27, the Korean car maker will bestow you with goodies such as Webasto Go Dual Voltage Portable EV Charger and access to paid digital features for a year. But more importantly, you will be rewarded with a complimentary three-year maintenance cover.