Kia shows off camouflaged EV9 ahead of full reveal

Set for its world debut during the first half of 2023, Kia has revealed images of the forthcoming EV9 all-electric SUV undergoing final testing.

Sep 2, 2022

The EV9 will take on the role of Kia’s flagship model and, says the manufacturer, will transform the large electric SUV market segment.

The test program has included extensive durability testing on a gruelling selection of tracks and roads offering up myriad different surfaces.

Kia has revealed details of the final intensive testing program undertaken by the new Kia EV9 ahead of its world debut early next year.

The all-electric Kia EV9 will become the brand’s flagship model and, says Kia, will revolutionise the large electric SUV segment. 

Developed over a period of 44 months to set new standards in design, performance, range, driving dynamics, technology and comfort, every facet of the EV9 is currently being pushed to the limits of durability at Kia’s global Namyang R&D center in Korea.

During the final testing phase, the EV9 is relentlessly subjected to a gruelling verification program on a 4WD climbing hill and a rough terrain track, as well as a deep-water wading test, to ensure maximum reliability even in the most challenging conditions.

Kia’s high-speed, handling, and low-friction tracks place every element of the EV9’s performance and roadholding under the strictest scrutiny.

In addition to the test program at Namyang R&D center, like every Kia model, the EV9 has also been subjected to a punishing testing regimen in locations all over the globe.

Kia first gave the world a preview of its newest flagship model in the form of the Kia Concept EV9, unveiled at AutoMobility LA in Los Angeles last year. Kia says the EV9 – developed on the company’s advanced Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) – will usher in a new era in sophisticated, high-technology, sustainable mobility.

The new large SUV will be following in the footsteps of the brand’s ground-breaking all-electric EV6, which has garnered numerous critical accolades, including the highly prestigious European Car of the Year 2022 title.