Preliminary pricing for the Kia EV9 all-electric three-row SUV has been introduced in Europe, the place the Korean-built zero-emissions mannequin begins at 61,975 Euro, in accordance with the corporate’s official Belgian web site.
This beginning worth doesn’t embrace Belgian taxes and applies to what’s at the moment the entry-level Earth launch version variant of the EV9, which comes with the larger 99.8-kilowatt-hour battery.
Deliveries of Kia’s electrical flagship began in its dwelling market of Korea final week, the place it has an MSRP of round $60,000, which isn’t related for the US market. As an alternative, the pre-tax worth of the European mannequin (which can also be an import from South Korea) provides us a good suggestion of what the SUV will price when it reaches US shores someday later this yr.
In different phrases, when the EV9 is launched in the USA, we anticipate to see a beginning worth of round $67,500 for the bottom model with the large battery. When the electrical SUV debuted, firm officers stated it’ll even be obtainable with a smaller, 76.1-kWh variant which is predicted to be round $8,000 cheaper, resulting in a base worth of roughly $60,000.
In Belgium, the upper GT Line trim prices a further 8,900 Euro, so round $9,700 extra at present trade charges, upping the estimated price of the costliest EV9 to round $77,000.
Kia’s smaller EV6 crossover begins at $42,600 for the Mild model with rear-wheel drive, 167 horsepower, and a 58 kWh battery pack. On the similar time, the top-of-the-line GT variant with all-wheel drive, 576 hp, and a 77.4 kWh battery goes from $62,925, so it’s to be anticipated that the Korean carmaker will worth the EV9 increased than this, contemplating it’s larger than the EV6.
Based mostly on the corporate Hyundai Motor Group’s Electrical International Modular Platform (E-GMP), Kia’s first three-row electrical SUV is on the market with a alternative of three powertrain configurations. The bottom EV9 RWD Normal mannequin comes with a 76.1-kWh battery and a single, rear-mounted electrical motor that makes 160 kilowatts (215 hp) of energy and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters) of torque.
Subsequent in line is the EV9 RWD Lengthy Vary which contains a 99.8-kWh pack and a 150-kW (201-hp) motor that allows a driving vary of 336 miles (541 kilometers) on the WLTP check cycle.
Lastly, the EV9 AWD range-topper comes with two electrical motors that ship a mixed 283 kW (380 hp) and a mixed 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque.
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