Kia’s Upcoming Flagship Electric SUV Spotted Testing in India

Kia is gearing up to launch their new flagship electric SUV in the Indian market, and recently, a production prototype of the Kia EV9 has been spotted testing in Hyderabad. The vehicle, which was previously showcased as a concept at the 2023 Auto Expo, was seen in an undisguised form, painted in an elegant pearlescent black color.

Although the interior details were not fully revealed, a quick look inside the cabin suggested beige-colored interiors with a potential black dashboard. As Kia’s new flagship offering, the EV9 is expected to come fully-loaded with premium features such as dual digital displays, multi-zone climate control, level-2 ADAS, power second-row seats, a power tailgate, and advanced connected car technology.

In terms of specifications, the India-specific version of the EV9 is likely to be available in both 2WD and 4WD variants, offering a range of approximately 400-500km. All models will come with three rows of seating, while the 4WD GT-line variant will have the option for six seats. This electric SUV is set to make waves in the Indian market as the first three-row EV, targeting an estimated price range of around Rs. 90 lakh.

Initially, the EV9 will be introduced as a completely built unit (CBU). However, if there is sufficient demand, Kia is expected to commence local assembly of the vehicle as completely knocked down units (CKD).

With the growing popularity of electric vehicles in the Indian market, the Kia EV9 aims to make a significant impact with its premium features, long-range capability, and spacious three-row configuration. Car enthusiasts and eco-conscious consumers can look forward to the arrival of Kia’s flagship electric SUV in the second half of 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Kia EV9:

1. What is the Kia EV9?
The Kia EV9 is a flagship electric SUV that is set to launch in the Indian market.

2. Has the Kia EV9 been spotted testing in Hyderabad?
Yes, a production prototype of the Kia EV9 was recently seen testing in Hyderabad.

3. How was the Kia EV9 prototype painted?
The Kia EV9 prototype was painted in an elegant pearlescent black color.

4. What are the expected interior details of the Kia EV9?
Although not fully revealed, the cabin of the Kia EV9 is expected to have beige-colored interiors and a potential black dashboard.

5. What premium features are expected in the Kia EV9?
As Kia’s new flagship offering, the EV9 is expected to come fully-loaded with premium features such as dual digital displays, multi-zone climate control, level-2 ADAS, power second-row seats, a power tailgate, and advanced connected car technology.

6. What are the specifications of the India-specific version of the Kia EV9?
The India-specific version of the Kia EV9 is likely to be available in both 2WD and 4WD variants and offer a range of approximately 400-500km. All models will come with three rows of seating, while the 4WD GT-line variant will have the option for six seats.

7. What is the estimated price range of the Kia EV9?
The Kia EV9 is targeting an estimated price range of around Rs. 90 lakh in the Indian market.

8. How will the Kia EV9 initially be introduced?
The EV9 will initially be introduced as a completely built unit (CBU).

9. Will Kia consider local assembly of the EV9?
If there is sufficient demand, Kia is expected to commence local assembly of the EV9 as completely knocked down units (CKD).

10. When will the Kia EV9 be available in the Indian market?
The Kia EV9 is set to arrive in the second half of 2024.

Definitions:

CBU: Completely Built Unit refers to a vehicle that is imported as a fully assembled unit.

CKD: Completely Knocked Down units refer to vehicle parts that are imported and then assembled locally.

Suggested related links:

Kia Official Website
Kia Electric Cars