- Kia has released two teaser images and two videos of the upcoming EV9 SUV.
- The images leave a lot to the imagination and don’t give away much more than a glimpse of the front lighting scheme and a blacked out silhouette.
- Despite being quite short, the videos show a lot more of the SUV and give a glimpse of a playful animation of the headlights waking up, as well as a rear shot of the taillights.
Like every other automaker, Kia is preparing for a future filled with electric vehicles. Next up in Kia’s battery-powered lineup is the EV9 electric SUV, and the manufacturer has just released two new teaser images and two new teaser videos ahead of the model’s debut later this month.
The images leave a lot to the imagination, but confirm what previous spy shots lead us to believe. One video shows what appears to be a playful start-up sequence from the headlights, with the numerous pixel lights coming to life before the taller LEDs on the outside of the fascia light up. The other video shows door handles flattened against the body of the car, which will likely help in aero to improve EV range.
Kia has confirmed that it will reveal more of the car’s interior and exterior in the coming weeks, with final production information for the car due out by the end of the month. Kia claims 300 miles of driving range for the EV9 and says the SUV will also be able to charge at 350 kilowatt fast charging stations. We don’t quite know what size battery pack(s) will be offered yet, but the EV9 will use the brand’s E-GMP platform, which also underpins the current EV6.
A survey sent to current Telluride owners appears to hold some clues about the EV9 specs. It suggested prices for the base version could start around $56,000, with higher trims coming closer to $75,000. It also suggested that the range for the EV9 will be between 220 and 290 miles, while powertrain output will go from 200 horses in the base model to 400 ponies in the top trim.
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