Auto Expo 2023: Kia EV9 concept showcased in India for first time

Kia India on Wednesday showcased its EV9 concept electric vehicle (EV) for the first time in the country at the Auto Expo 2023 in Greater Noida. Powered by batteries, the concept SUV will eventually become the flagship of the company’s electric lineup. The India-centric EV heralds Kia’s future electrification strategy and focus on sustainability. It will hit the market in 2025.

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Shubhodeep Chakravarty

Updated on:
January 11, 2023 at 12:54 am

The Kia EV9 is an India-centric EV that heralds Kia’s future electrification strategy.

The Kia EV9 is a three-row electric SUV with an estimated range of more than 540 kilometers on a single charge. As a flagship, it is also expected to support fast charging, which can add up to 100 kilometers of range in 6 minutes. Based on Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV9 in production form will debut in select markets later this year.

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While there is no word on its launch in India, Kia India has showcased its EV9 in concept form to showcase its capabilities in electric vehicles.The company already offers the EV6 in the market here (launching in 2022), but it comes via the import route for around ¥6 million (ex-showroom).

Alongside the EV9 Concept, the brand has also launched the KA4 MPV, essentially a new-generation Fiesta sold in global markets. The design of the KA4 is quite different from the current Fiesta sold in the Indian market. KA4 has a rough appearance, but inside it does not lose the luxury and nobility of MPV.

First published date: Jan 11, 2023 at 12:54pm CST

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