2024 Kia EV9: Release Price and Specifications

Jacob Brooke
November 9, 2023
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The EV9, Kia's first all-electric SUV with three rows, has been released in Australian dealerships. This vehicle, part of Kia's electric lineup, introduces a new SUV model in the market.

2024 Kia EV9 Air (Left), EV9 GT-Line (Right)

The EV9 is available in three variants: Air, Earth, and GT-Line. The Air variant is equipped with a Rear-Wheel Drive Single Motor powertrain, while the Earth and GT-Line versions feature an All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor powertrain and a larger battery.

2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line

The EV9 Air offers 160kW power and 350Nm torque, with a 443km range based on the WLTP standard.

2024 Kia EV9 Air has 443km of range (WLTP)

The AWD Dual Motor variants in the Earth and GT-Line models generate 283kW and 700Nm, with a range of up to 512km, and can reach 100km/h in 5.3 seconds in the GT-Line configuration.

2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line has 512km of range (WLTP) and can hit 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds

The vehicle supports multi-charging with 800V architecture, allowing a rapid charging feature that can add 232km of range in about 15 minutes.

A full charge from 10 to 80 percent can be completed in roughly 20 minutes.

2024 Kia EV9 showcasing Vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability

According to Kia Australia’s CEO, Damien Meredith, the EV9 is an important model for the company's electric vehicle range. He notes that the EV9, being the first all-electric Upper Large SUV in Australia, offers large families an electric vehicle option with a range of technologies and a battery range suitable for various driving conditions.

The EV9's interior and exterior designs are based on Kia's Opposites United design philosophy. The vehicle features a digital interface, including a panoramic wide display, a column-type E-Shift-by-Wire drive selector, and fingerprint recognition.

2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line Pictured

The GT-Line variant additionally includes Digital Side Mirrors and a Digital Centre Mirror.

Digital Side Mirrors on GT-Line

The EV9 uses materials intended to align with sustainable practices, including the use of recycled and natural materials in its construction.

It offers different electric powertrain configurations, with the rear-wheel drive version having a 76.1kWh battery and the all-wheel drive version a 99.8kWh battery.

Terrain mode available on GT-Line

Kia has tested and tuned the EV9 to adapt to Australian driving conditions. The vehicle has been equipped with specific suspension and steering systems for this purpose.

As Kia's new flagship model in Australia, the EV9 introduces several technological features not previously available in Kia's Australian lineup. These include Kia's latest infotainment system, Kia Connect, with over-the-air update capability.

Kia EV9 GT-Line showing off the latest version of Kia Connect

The EV9 is equipped with various driver assistance technologies, aiming to enhance driving safety. These include Highway Driving Assist 2 and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 2, among others.

The EV9 is offered at different price points depending on the model: $97,000 for the EV9 Air, $106,500 for the EV9 Earth, and $121,000 for the EV9 GT-Line.

Model Grades

EV9 Air:

  • Rear-Wheel Drive Single Motor powertrain
  • 160kW power, 350Nm torque
  • 443km range (WLTP)
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

EV9 Earth:

  • All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor powertrain
  • 283kW power, 700Nm torque
  • 512km range (WLTP)
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Additional features to be announced

EV9 GT-Line:

  • All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor powertrain
  • 283kW power, 700Nm torque
  • 505km range (WLTP)
  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Enhanced acceleration: 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds

Pricing

  • EV9 Air: $97,000
  • EV9 Earth: $106,500
  • EV9 GT-Line: $121,000

All prices are Recommended Retail Price (RRP).

Detailed Spec and Features List

Air RWD

  • ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD & BA
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with TCS & TSA
  • HAC (Hill-Start Assist Control)
  • DBC (Downhill Brake Control)
  • MCB (Multi-Collision Braking)
  • AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) with comprehensive detection capabilities
  • LKA (Lane Keeping Assist)
  • LFA (Lane Following Assist)
  • BCW (Blind Spot Collision Warning) with RCCW (Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning)
  • SEW (Safe Exit Warning)
  • SEA (Safe Exit Assist)
  • PCA (Parking Collision Avoidance Assist) - Reverse, Side, Forward
  • DAWS (Driver Attention Warning System) with alert features
  • ISLA (Intelligent Speed Limit Assist)
  • Haptic Steering Wheel Feedback
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors with Dash Display
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Parking Guidelines
  • Rack Mounted MDPS (Motor Driven Power Steering)
  • Drive Mode Select (3 Modes - Eco, Normal, Sport) + My Drive Mode
  • McPherson Strut front suspension
  • Multi-Link (5 Link) rear suspension
  • 360mm Ventilated front disc brakes
  • 345mm Ventilated rear disc brakes
  • 19" Alloy wheels with Kumho/Nexen 255/60 R19 tyres
  • Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
  • Driver & Front Passenger SRS Airbags
  • Centre Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side SRS Airbags (1st & 2nd Rows)
  • Curtain SRS Airbags (All Rows)
  • 3-Point ELR Seatbelts (All Positions)
  • Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners with Load Limiters (Front & 2nd Row Outer Seats)
  • Burglar Alarm
  • Anti-Theft Immobiliser
  • Remote Central Locking with Boot and Bonnet Release
  • Smart Key Remote (x2) with Remote Engine Start
  • 7-seat capacity with artificial leather and perforated mid-insert
  • Black interior color
  • Standard exterior body design
  • Matte plastic side sill moulding with satin silver beltline
  • Silver low profile roof racks
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Head Lights (Thin Lens Projection Type)
  • LED Tail Lights with Foglight (Full LED)
  • Roof integrated Rear Spoiler with LED High-Mounted Rear Stop Light
  • Windscreen with Acoustic Film
  • Solar Glass (Windscreen & Front Door Glass)
  • Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
  • 4 Spoke Premium Steering Wheel
  • ASCC (Advanced Smart Cruise Control) with Stop and Go
  • 8 Speaker Sound System (6 Speakers, 2 Tweeters)
  • Integrated Panoramic Display (12.3" Digital Driver Cluster + 5" Climate Monitor + 12.3" Touch Screen Infotainment)
  • Kia Connect Telematics (eCall, Remote Control, Vehicle Status Monitoring, etc.)
  • OTA (Over the Air) Updates
  • Satellite Navigation Multimedia System with 10-year Traffic Information and Map Updates
  • Bluetooth® Multi-Connection Functionality (Phone/Media Stream)
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Audio/Bluetooth® Controls
  • Wired Android Auto™ with Voice Recognition
  • Wired Apple CarPlay™ with Voice Recognition
  • Grey Fabric dashboard garnish
  • Grey Fabric dashboard integrated infotainment controls with haptic feedback
  • Soft-Touch Door Armrests
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Sunshade Blind (2nd Row Manual)
  • USB Chargers (1st, 2nd, 3rd Row Type C)
  • 2 x 12 Volt Power Outlets (1 x Boot Side / 1 x Lower Front Console)
  • LED Interior Lighting with LED Cargo Lamp
  • Interior Light Delay Out
  • Rear Window Defroster with Timer
  • Ambient Mood Lighting (64 Colors)
  • Wireless Phone Charger (QI)
  • 10 x Cup Holders (Front Console, Rear Centre Armrest, 3rd Row Armrest)
  • 4 x Bottle Holders (Front & Rear Doors)
  • Glovebox with Illumination
  • Centre Console Accessory Storage
  • Centre Console Storage Box with Lid
  • Front Storage Tray
  • Front Seat Back Pockets
  • 2nd Row (Behind) Centre Console Storage
  • 2 x Coat Hook (2nd Row)
  • 2 x Coat Hangers (Front Headrests)
  • Remote Folding 2nd Row Seat (Release Buttons in Boot)
  • Luggage Net Hooks (Cargo Area)
  • Luggage Net
  • Cargo Cover (Retractable)
  • Dual-Zone Climate Control Air-Conditioning (Front)
  • Single-Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning (Rear)
  • Air Filter
  • Auto Windscreen Defog
  • 2nd & 3rd Row Air Vents (Roof)
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Exterior color options: Flare Red, Snow White Pearl, Panthera Metal, Aurora Black Pearl, Pebble Grey, Iceberg Green
  • Interior color option: Dark Grey and Black with Recycled Grey Fabric Headliner

Earth AWD (Adds or replaces over Air RWD)

  • Terrain Mode Select System (Snow, Mud, Sand)
  • Additional Normal & Sport Brake Mode Settings
  • 2nd gear ratio for front motor at 10.65
  • Front suspension type changed to McPherson strut with double ball joint (standard is just McPherson strut)
  • 360mm Ventilated front disc brakes (standard size not specified)
  • 345mm Ventilated rear disc brakes (standard size not specified)
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold function
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance
  • Driver Attention Warning System with Lead Vehicle Departure Alert and Forward Attention Monitoring
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Haptic Steering Wheel Feedback
  • Surround View Monitor with 3D Mode
  • Blind Spot View Monitor
  • Electrochromic Rear View Mirror (Auto Dimming)
  • Rear Occupant Alert with Sensor
  • High Beam Assist
  • Intelligent Front Lighting System (Matrix LED)
  • Dusk-Sensing Automatic Head Lights
  • Front Wiper & Washer (Low/High and 5-Speed Intermittent)
  • Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Door Open Warning on Driver Display
  • Seatbelt Warning Chime & Indicator Light (All Positions)
  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Locks
  • Remote Window Control (All Windows)
  • Child Restraint Anchorage Points (5 x Top Tether Anchors + 4 x ISOFIX Positions)
  • Powered Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
  • Hidden Rear Wiper & Washer (2-Speed)
  • Rack Mounted MDPS (Electric Power Steering)
  • Steering Wheel Turn Lock to Lock 2.93
  • Drive Mode Select with Eco, Normal, Sport, and My Drive Mode
  • Manual Tilt & Telescopic Adjustable Steering Column
  • Minimum Turning Circle Diameter of 12.4m
  • 19" Alloy Wheels with Kumho/Nexen 255/60 R19 Tyres
  • Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
  • 21” Alloy Wheels with Continental 285/45 R21 Tyres (for GT-Line AWD)
  • Driver & Front Passenger SRS Airbags
  • Centre Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side SRS Airbags (1st & 2nd Rows)
  • Curtain SRS Airbags (All Rows)
  • 3-Point ELR Seatbelts (All Positions)
  • Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners with Load Limiters (Front & 2nd Row Outer Seats)
  • Burglar Alarm
  • Anti-Theft Immobiliser
  • Remote Central Locking with Boot and Bonnet Release
  • Smart Key Remote (x 2) with Remote Engine Start
  • Remote Smart Park Assist 2 (RSPA) with Parallel, Perpendicular, & Diagonal Parking Function
  • Headlight Escort Function
  • 7 Seats with Artificial Leather with Stripe Stitching
  • 8-Way Power Driver's Seat with 2-Way Power Lumbar
  • Sliding & Reclining 2nd Row Seats (60:40)
  • Smart One Touch Flat Folding 2nd Row Seats (60:40)
  • 2nd Row Tilt & Slide Walk-In Device
  • 2nd Row Centre Armrest
  • Split Fold Flat 3rd Row Seats (50:50)
  • 3rd Row Reclining Rear Seatback
  • Height Adjustable Headrests (All Seats) & Tilt Function (Front Seats)
  • Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts
  • Exterior Body Design (Front/Rear Bumpers, Door Garnish, Skid Plates)
  • Side Sill Moulding with Wheel Arch Extension
  • Gloss Black Window Surround
  • Roof Racks
  • Digital Side Mirrors (DSM)
  • Outside Door Mirrors with Integrated Side Indicators
  • Electric Outside Door Mirrors (Adjust/Heated/Folding)
  • Auto-Flush Door Handles (Body Coloured)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Head Lights (Thin Lens Projection Type)
  • LED Head Lights (Small Cube Projection Type)
  • LED Tail Lights with Foglight (Full LED)
  • Roof integrated Rear Spoiler with LED High-Mounted Rear Stop Light
  • Height Adjustable Smart Power Tailgate
  • Dual Sunroof (Front Tilt & Sliding, Rear Sliding Only)
  • Shark Fin Antenna
  • Aero Blade Wipers
  • Windscreen with Acoustic Film
  • Solar Glass (Windscreen & Front Door Glass)
  • Solar Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
  • Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
  • Laminated Glass (Front & Rear)
  • 4 Spoke Premium Steering Wheel
  • Solar Glass for windscreen and front door glass
  • Privacy Glass for rear windows and tailgate
  • Laminated Glass for front and rear
  • Heated Steering Wheel Function
  • Shift by Wire (Column Type)
  • Steering Wheel Paddles for Brake Regen Control
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) with Stop and Go
  • 8-Way Power Driver's Seat with 2-Way Power Lumbar support
  • Sliding and Reclining 2nd Row Seats (60:40 Split)
  • Smart One Touch Flat Folding 2nd Row Seats
  • 2nd Row Tilt and Slide Walk-In Device
  • 2nd Row Centre Armrest
  • Split Fold Flat 3rd Row Seats (50:50 Split)
  • 3rd Row Reclining Rear Seatback
  • Height Adjustable Headrests for all seats and Tilt Function for front seats
  • Grey Fabric dashboard and door garnish
  • Silver Metallic Finish for the interior trim
  • Printed Infotainment Controls with Haptic Feedback
  • Soft-Touch Door Armrests
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Sunshade Blind for 2nd Row (Manual)
  • USB Chargers for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rows (Type C)
  • 12 Volt Power Outlets in the Boot Side and Lower Front Console
  • LED Interior Lighting with LED Cargo Lamp
  • Interior Light Delay Out
  • Rear Window Defroster with Timer
  • Ambient Mood Lighting with 64 Colors
  • Wireless Phone Charger (QI)
  • Cup Holders and Bottle Holders distributed across the cabin
  • Glovebox with Illumination
  • Various Storage Compartments and Trays
  • Coat Hooks and Hangers
  • Remote Folding 2nd Row Seat
  • Luggage Net Hooks in the Cargo Area
  • Retractable Cargo Cover
  • Dual-Zone Climate Control Air-Conditioning for front
  • Single-Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning for rear
  • Air Filter and Auto Windscreen Defog
  • 2nd & 3rd Row Air Vents located on the roof
  • Heated Front Seats

GT-Line AWD (Adds or replaces over Earth AWD)

  • Acceleration 0-100kph improved to approximately 5.3 seconds
  • 21” Alloy Wheels with Continental 285/45 R21 Tyres
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM) with 3D Mode
  • Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM)
  • Fingerprint Authentication Module
  • Digital Centre Mirror (DCM)
  • Integrated Memory System for Driver's Seat with 2 Seating Position Memory
  • GT-Line Fabric for dashboard and door garnish
  • GT-Line Fabric for infotainment controls with debossed & backlit buttons
  • Parabolic Type LED interior lighting
  • Tray & Roller Lid for the centre console storage
  • Heated 2nd Row Outer Seats
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Ventilated 2nd Row Outer Seats
  • 14 Speaker Meridian® Premium Sound System (5 Speakers, 4 Tweeters, 4 Woofers, 1 Subwoofer)
  • Augmented Reality Head Up Display (AR-HUD)
  • Sounds of Nature feature in the infotainment system
  • Personalised Profile settings
  • Additional Exterior and Interior Colour options including Ocean Blue Matte
  • Black Suede Headliner for interior colour option

Additional Notes

  • Charging times vary based on conditions and battery temperature
  • Pre-Paid Service plans available for 3, 5, and 7 years
  • Specific features for the Earth grade to be detailed early in the new year
  • Bold and confident design inspired by Kia's Opposites United philosophy
  • Unique color options including Ocean Blue Matte (pictured) for GT-Line
Jacob Brooke
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.

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