The 2024 Kia EV9: Unveiling the Model Line-Up and Pricing Expectations

The 2024 Kia EV9: Unveiling the Model Line-Up and Pricing Expectations banner

Excitement is building in the Australian automotive market as the highly anticipated 2024 Kia EV9 electric SUV is set to hit showrooms in the coming weeks. Government documents have revealed the comprehensive model-by-model details of this electrifying addition to the Kia lineup, shedding light on the choices and pricing we can expect.

Diverse Model Line-Up

Kia is bringing a diverse model line-up for the EV9 to cater to various preferences and driving needs. As previously announced by Kia Australia, the EV9 will be available in two primary configurations:

  1. Standard Range (Rear-Wheel Drive): This configuration is expected to provide an entry-level option for EV enthusiasts. While prices are yet to be officially unveiled, it's estimated that the starting price for the Standard Range version will be around $95,000, excluding on-road costs.
  2. Long Range (All-Wheel Drive): Positioned as the premium offering, the Long Range version of the EV9 has been certified in both standard and GT-Line configurations. It boasts larger alloy wheels, ranging from 19 to 21 inches in diameter, compared to the 19-inch alloys on the base model. Pricing for the flagship GT-Line variant could exceed $120,000 plus on-road costs, based on overseas pricing.

Performance and Range

The Kia EV9 is not just about style; it promises remarkable performance and impressive driving range. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect:

  • Standard Range (Rear-Wheel Drive): This model is equipped with a 76.1kWh battery that powers a 160kW/350Nm electric motor at the rear. It accelerates from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds, showcasing its capabilities as a versatile electric SUV.
  • Long Range (All-Wheel Drive): The Long Range AWD version of the EV9 takes things up a notch with dual electric motors generating 283kW and 600Nm of torque. It's powered by a larger 99.8kWh battery, allowing for a brisk 0-100km/h acceleration time of six seconds in standard form. An intriguing feature available overseas is a downloadable 'boost' feature that increases torque to 700Nm and reduces the 0-100km/h time to 5.3 seconds, although its availability in Australia remains uncertain.
  • Driving Range: While the driving range for the Standard Range RWD version is yet to be officially announced, the Long Range AWD model claims a substantial 496km in European WLTP testing. These figures suggest that the Kia EV9 is well-equipped to meet the expectations of modern EV buyers.

Model Grades and Market Demand

Government documents hint at the possibility of three distinct model grades for the Kia EV9:

  • Standard Range RWD (Possibly badged as Air): Likely to serve as the entry model, offering an affordable entry point into the world of electric SUVs.
  • Mid-Grade Long Range AWD (Possibly badged as Earth): Positioned as a balance between performance and affordability, appealing to a broader range of consumers.
  • GT-Line Flagship: Featuring the largest battery and all-wheel drive, the GT-Line is expected to cater to those seeking premium features and performance.

Interest in the Kia EV9 has been substantial, with reports of over 200 customer orders received by Kia dealers even before pricing details have been finalized. This strong demand signifies the growing appetite for electric vehicles in Australia, particularly in affluent areas like Sydney's Northern Beaches and Eastern Suburbs.

As we await the complete list of recommended retail prices (RRPs) for the Kia EV9, it's clear that Kia Australia is making a bold statement in the electric SUV market. The initial batch of 200 vehicles is expected to arrive later this year, followed by approximately 1,000 units next year. With more than 7,000 expressions of interest received via Kia's online portal, it's evident that the Kia EV9 is generating considerable excitement among Australian buyers.

As the countdown to the official showroom arrivals begins, the Kia EV9 stands poised to make a significant impact on the Australian automotive landscape, offering consumers a compelling blend of performance, range, and style in the realm of electric SUVs.

Ensure you search the Kia Stock at the Tynan Showrooms, located in Sutherland, or online here.

Copyright © 2024. All Rights Reserved by Tynan Motors. LMCT MD 7483
Powered By Dealer Studio