Kia EV9: All you need to know

Kia EV9: All you need to know

After the EV6 and Niro, Kia has introduced its third electric vehicle, the EV9, in Malaysia. The new Kia EV is a three-row SUV offered in two seating configurations - 6- and 7-seater catering to diverse customers’ needs and preferences. In today’s guide, we will explore the Kia EV9 in detail, covering its design, performance, technology features, charging options, and eco-friendly attributes. But before diving into the details, let’s have a look at the EV’s pricing.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the Kia EV9 cost?

    The seven-seater Kia EV9 is priced at RM 369,668, while the six-seater version is offered at RM 374,668.
  • What is the range of the Kia EV9?

    Equipped with a 99.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Kia EV9 offers a cruising range of 505 km (on the WLTP cycle).
  • Kia EV9

    Kia EV9 price

    The official distributor of Kia cars in Malaysia, Dinamikjaya Motors, offers the EV in a single variant i.e. GT-Line with two seating layouts as mentioned above. The pricing is as follows -

    Model

    Price (on the road, without insurance)

    7-seater Kia EV9

    RM 369,668

    6-seater Kia EV9

    RM 374,668

    Kia EV9 dimensions

    In terms of dimensions, both the 7-and 6-seater EV9 are identical. They measure 5,015 mm in length, 1,980 mm in width, and 1,780 mm in height, and span a wheelbase of 3,100 mm. The boot capacity is also the same at 52 litres. 

    Kia EV9

    If we talk about curb weight, there is a slight difference between the two. The 7-seater model weighs 2,648 kg while the 6-seater tips the scale at 2,674 kg.

    Kia EV9 design

    The Kia EV9 is built on the widely acclaimed E-GMP platform and has gained a number of accolades for its innovative design. These include - Gold award at iFDesign Awards, 'World's Best Car for 2024' at the Women's Worldwide Car of the Year awards, 'German Luxury Car of the Year 2024', ‘World Car of the Year’ and ‘World Electric Vehicle’ at the New York Auto Show.

    Kia EV9

    The exterior design of the EV conveys confidence and modernity with its upright stance, defined lines, and flat surfaces. It features the brand’s signature ‘Digital Tiger Face’ with a ‘Digital Pattern Lighting’ grille and vertical headlamps. Inside, the EV boasts a spacious cabin due to its flat floor and long wheelbase, thanks to the E-GMP platform. The seats and centre tunnel are designed in a way to enhance the feeling of spaciousness.

    Kia EV9

    Based on the 'three-stage sustainable design strategy,’ the KIa EV9 comes with numerous recycled and sustainable materials, including - 

    • Bioplastics: These are eco-friendly plastics made from renewable sources like vegetable oils and corn extract. It is used throughout the EV’s cabin.
    • Post-consumer material (PCM) plastic: Recycled from existing products, PCM plastic is used in door garnishes of the EV.
    • Bio PU: This is a sustainable alternative to leather, incorporating plant-based components. It is used in the EV's seats and interior coverings.
    • Recycled PET fabric: Derived from easily recyclable plastics like recycled bottles, this material is used extensively in the seats and headliners The cabin floors feature carpets made from recycled PET and fishing nets.
    • Bio paint: Made from rapeseed oil, it is a sustainable alternative to conventional paint. It is used on the door switch panels of the EV.

    Kia EV9

    The infotainment system of Kia’s flagship SUV is dubbed as 'Ki'. It complements the SUV's design ethos with a graphic style and aligns with the brand’s ‘Opposites United’ philosophy. 

    The 6-seater EV9 comes with a 2-2-2 layout, featuring two individual ”premium relaxation“second-row seats that come with ottomans. The 7-seater model, on the other hand, features a 2-3-2 layout with a 60:40 split one-touch sliding fold system in the second row. It is suitable for larger families or those needing maximum seating capacity.

    Kia EV9

    Kia EV9 features

    Both 7-and 6-seater Kia EV9 come equipped with the same set of features, including  - 

    Exterior

    Interior

    Safety

    • LED Small Cube Projection headlights with auto on/off and levelling
    • LED daytime running lights 
    • LED tail lights
    • LED rear fog lights
    • GT-Line kit 
    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Smart keyless entry
    • Remote start system
    • Sunroof
    • Smart powered tailgate
    • Parking sensors (front, rear and sides)
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument panel
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment unit
    • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
    • Head-up display
    • Leatherette multifunction steering wheel
    • Leatherette seats
    • Wireless charger
    • 14-speaker Meridian sound system
    • Digital rearview mirror
    • Surround view monitor
    • 3-zone climate control (dual-zone front, single-zone rear)
    • Power-adjustable front seats with 4-way lumbar support for driver’s seat and 2-way for front passenger
    • 12V power socket (two)
    • Vehicle-to-load system
    • 7 airbags
    • High beam assist 
    • Parking collision avoidance assist 
    • Blind spot collision avoidance assist 
    • Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist 
    • Blind spot view monitor
    • Lane keeping assist 
    • Driver attention warning 
    • Forward collision-avoidance assist 
    • Smart cruise control with stop & go 
    • Lane following assist 
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Remote smart parking assist 
    • Auto brake hold
    • Rear occupant alert
    • Safe exit assist 

    Kia EV9

    Kia EV9 drivetrain, range and charging 

    The Kia EV9 GT-Line is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup that kicks out a maximum power of 385 PS and a peak torque of 700 Nm. It enables the EV to run from zero to 100 kmph in 5.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 200 kmph.

    Feeding the motors is a 99.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which offers a cruising range of 505 km (on the WLTP cycle).

    As for charging, the EV incorporates an ultra-fast 800V electrical system that supports up to 11 kW AC charging and up to 350 kW DC charging rate. The former juices up the full battery in 10.5 hours while the latter offers 10-80% SoC in just 24 minutes.

    Kia EV9

    Kia EV9 colours

    Kia Malaysia offers the EV9 in five colour options - 

    • Snow White Pearl
    • Ocean Blue
    • Pebble Grey
    • Aurora Black Pearl
    • Iceberg Green

    With every purchase of the Kia EV9, Dinamikjaya Motors offers a comprehensive warranty package. It includes a five-year vehicle warranty covering up to 150,000 kilometres, providing peace of mind against unexpected mechanical issues. Additionally, the automaker offers an impressive eight-year warranty for the EV's battery, providing coverage up to 160,000 kilometres. 

    Also read: Kia Tasman teased in a unique camouflage wrap; global debut in 2025

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    Sippi is a versatile writer and specializes in crafting both blog articles and site content for the automotive industry. Her strong analytical skills help in curating articles backed with stong number analysis for our audience. She enjoys reviewing the latest cars/models and describing new technologies. She holds a master of business administration degree in finance and marketing. When she’s not working, she enjoys travel, adventure, reading, and gardening.

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