The Kia EV9 gets a 100 kWh battery for a range of 541 km

The Kia EV9 gets a 100 kWh battery for a range of 541 km

( – News about the big electric SUV from Kia: Two weeks ago, the manufacturer already published a lot of photo material on its new model, now the first information about the drives and batteries follows.

Kia EV9 (2024): Exterior

The big news is that the Kia EV9 will receive a new battery, with more storage capacity than the 77 kWh that was previously high on the E-GMP platform. This battery has a storage capacity of 99.8 kWh. Kia leaves it open whether this is net or gross value. This enables a range of up to 541 km according to the WLTP standard. This code isn’t entirely new: It’s already on The first European demonstration of the research was said to be 540 km.

The 100 kWh battery can be combined with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. In addition, a version of the model with a smaller battery (76.1 kWh) and rear-wheel drive will be available in some countries. In addition, Kia is planning a powerful version of the GT, which should not start until the beginning of 2025. At the beginning, however, there is a high combination of three engine batteries:

power / torque
RWD 76kWh: 160kW / 350Nm
RWD 100kWh: 150kW / 350Nm
AWD 100 kWh: 283 kW / 600 Nm (boost: 700 Nm)

RWD 76kWh: 8.2s
RWD 100kWh: 9.4s
AWD 100 kWh: 6.0 seconds (boost: 5.3 seconds)

WLTP range
RWD 76 kWh: n/a
RWD 100kWh: 541 km
AWD 100 kWh: not specified

How did 99.8 kWh happen? Korean Video about the design of E-GMP batteries it helps us there. The known battery with 77.4 kWh (net) has 32 modules. Four rows of eight modules are arranged laterally from front to back. If Kia sticks with the original modules, there could be five such rows in the future, which would result in 40 modules. Since each module previously had a storage capacity of 2.41 kWh, we would end up with a net 96.4 kWh. If the specified 99.8 kWh is the total capacity, the calculation works.

The old 73kWh Hyundai Ioniq 5 battery modules with 30 modules in four rows in a row. For the new battery in the EV9 (buy a used Kia EV9 now), there should be five rows of eight.

It charges quickly thanks to the 800 volt system

Like the popular E-GMP models, the EV9 also has an 800-volt battery system. This allows you to charge the car very quickly. It remains to be seen if a larger battery can also charge from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes. But the larger the battery, the higher the charging capacity can generally be. The 58 kWh battery from the standard Group system can be charged with 180 kW, but the 77 kWh battery with 240 kW. This number can be increased again with a 100 kWh battery.

Electric for 239 km WLTP can be recharged in 15 minutes. For comparison: For the Kia EV6, 100 km is claimed in 270 seconds (four and a half minutes). If you add that to 239 kilometers, that results in almost eleven minutes. However, it is not surprising that the larger EV9 takes longer.

Driving independently at level 3

Also new is the Kia Connect Store, where functionality can be ordered later. So Kia wants to offer Functions on Demand (FoD) for three features:

Remotely controlled parking (Remote Smart Parking Assist 2) Increase performance in a short period of 700 Nm for all-wheel drive vehicles, additional lighting systems at the front.

In addition, the car will again have the function of charging the car (V2L), which means that various electrical devices can be supplied with electricity (up to 3.69 kW); in the future, it should also be possible to use the car battery to store electrical energy from the power grid (V2G).

The GT line version shown at the online event also had exterior camera mirrors; displays showing images from cameras were attached to the front doors. Another new feature is that you can unlock EV9 via smartphone. You are authorized to start the car in the same way.

Accurate measurements the first time

In the press release, Kia also mentions the specifications of the production version for the first time. At 3,100 millimeters, the wheelbase is another ten centimeters longer than that of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (and 20 centimeters longer than that of the EV6). Length is 5,010 mm, width is 1,980 mm and height is 1,755 mm (GT line: 1,780 mm). The drag coefficient is given as 0.28.

The EV9 can be ordered as a six- or seven-seater. In the first row of seats there are well-known rest seats, back seats that can be placed back. The second row of seats is offered in four variants: As an alternative to the three-seater rear bench, two individual seats are offered, which can be used without additional services, with a function of relaxation and.
can be ordered around. The latter can be rotated 180 degrees so that the occupants in the second and third rows can sit opposite each other.

The EV9 will make its live demonstration on March 30 at the Seoul Mobility Expo 2023.
It will then be presented at the New York International Auto Show in early April. Pre-orders will begin in Korea in the second quarter, with Europe following in the second half of the year. Kia did not want to say anything about the price yet.

Source: Kia (online event), Kia (via email)

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