Kia also confirmed the EV9 GT performance model as part of the EV9 electric SUV presentation.
When asked by auto-motor-und-sport.de whether such a model will be based on the EV6 GT, Kia CEO Ho-Sung Song explained: “We are aware of the growing demand for high-performance vehicles. Building on the success of the Kia EV6 Our GT, we are happy to announce that we are currently developing a high-performance version of the EV9.”
The Kia EV9 GT is coming in early 2025
The all-wheel drive EV9 GT follows in the footsteps of the EV6 GT with a 77.4 kWh battery, which is on the market with 585 hp and 740 Nm of torque. The EV6 needs 3.5 seconds to sprint to 100 km/h. The seven-seat EV9 is heavier compared to the smaller EV6, so sprint times should be slightly lower, even if Kia packs more power into the model. In addition to the improved chassis, Kia has given the EV9 GT enhanced brakes and styling upgrades.
Song said proudly: EV9 GT aims to redefine the performance of electric SUVs. “We plan to launch the GT version of the EV9 in early 2025.”
Kia EV9 as a model of four-wheel drive and long range
Like the EV9, the EV9 GT is of course also based on the E-GMP platform. It allows a run time of 3.5 seconds and a maximum output of 600 hp along with a maximum speed of 260 km/h.
Kia EV9 (see image display) will be launched in Europe in the second half of 2023. The top model with 99.8 kWh and all-wheel drive has two electric motors that together develop 380 hp. 600 Nm of torque are available, the model completes the sprint from zero to 100 km / h in 6.0 seconds, and accelerates in 5.3 seconds.
Kia will introduce the EV9 SUV from mid-2023, and the South Koreans have now also announced the top-of-the-line EV9 GT model from early 2025. This performance E-SUV follows in the footsteps of the EV6 GT and has a special look and more power than its civilian sibling.