Kia EV9 concept packs a lot into an electric SUV

Kia has big plans for its electric lineup. 

Next up is an idea for a fully electric, wide-bodied SUV, called the EV9. Kia’s forthcoming EV is the crossover EV6, so it’s keeping with that naming convention.

Inside the Kia EV9 concept.

A look inside.
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The concept car was presented for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday where its panoramic glass roof, spacious interior, and wide dashboard display were highlighted.

Front view of the EV9.

A front view of the concept car.
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The full-size SUV has two back rows of seats which can fold and tuck away for different arrangements. For example, while charging you can set up the seats more like a living room.

Seating arrangement for EV9.

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The backseats of the EV9.

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The battery lasts for 300 miles and there’s a solar panel on the hood for additional sun-powered range. Like the production-ready EV6, the EV9 will have fast charging capability and will go from 10 to 80 percent charged in under 30 minutes. 


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The grille of the car lights up when you approach and its doors open wide into the airy interior. Many of the materials come from recycled plastics. 

While the electric SUV is just an idea, expect to see some EV9 inspiration in Kia’s next SUV.

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