2024 Kia EV9: pricing announced for entry-level model, with more options to come

KIA EV 9 (autoweek.com)

Kia has unveiled the base pricing for the highly anticipated 2024 Kia EV9. The entry-level model, known as the Light trim, will start at $54,900 before destination charges. The EV9 is a three-row electric SUV designed to offer an attractive combination of range and power. While this base model sets the starting point for pricing, additional variants with different features, powertrains, and extended range options are expected to be available.

The 2024 Kia EV9 Light trim features a single rear motor that delivers 215 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. It is equipped with a 76.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which provides an estimated range of 223 miles. However, Kia will offer larger battery options that can extend the range to an impressive 300 miles, catering to drivers seeking extended driving capabilities.

One noteworthy aspect of the base-model EV9 is its pricing, which places it in a similar range as well-equipped Kia Telluride models. The Telluride, an internal-combustion SUV, starts at $54,550 for its most advanced SX Prestige X-Pro trim, including destination charges. While it’s essential to consider the differences between electric and traditional vehicles, the pricing comparison highlights Kia’s commitment to offering competitive options across its lineup.

The 2024 Kia EV9 is expected to become available later in the year, with further details on pricing for higher trim levels such as the Wind, Land, and GT-Line anticipated as the launch date approaches. The EV9 represents Kia’s foray into the growing electric SUV market and aims to provide consumers with a range of choices to suit their preferences and needs.