KIA UK Reveals Specifications For EV9

Posted July 6th, 2023

Kia UK has revealed pricing and specifications for the all-new Kia EV9 today, with pre-orders opening from 6 July for the brand’s new flagship three-row electric SUV.

Kia will offer three grades to EV9 buyers in the UK: ‘Air’, ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’, each with a three-row, seven-seat layout as standard. All three models offer a 99.8kWh long-range battery pack with heat pump, and with it the ability to drive up to more than 300 miles from a single charge. Kia’s 800V ultra-fast charging technology means every version of the EV9 can be recharged from 10-to-80 per cent in as little as 25 minutes when plugged into a 350kW high-powered charger.

The first UK customer deliveries of the EV9 ‘GT-Line S’ will start from January 2024, with ‘Air’ and ‘GT-Line’ models due to follow later on. Finance options will be confirmed before its official on-sale date for the majority of retail customers who will choose to fund their EV9 with a deposit and monthly payments. Fleet customers will benefit from the 2 per cent BIK (benefit-in-kind) rate for EVs in 2023/24 and 2024/25 tax years.

Standard equipment across the EV9 line-up

Every EV9 offers a generous array of standard equipment. This includes:

  • Three-screen dashboard layout (12.3-inch driver display, 5.3-inch climate control touchscreen, and 12.3-inch touchscreen navigation system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™)
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Kia Connect telematics system with seven years’ free access and three years’ free over-the-air updates
  • Heated and ventilated front seats and outer second-row seats
  • Electric folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicator lights
  • Rain-sensing front wipers
  • Electronic rear-view mirror
  • LED headlamps and rear lamps, LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Second-row manual window blinds
  • Dual-zone air conditioning systems, front and rear, with rear roof vents
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Smart power tailgate with height adjustment
  • 60:40 split-folding second row seats; 50:50 split-fold third row seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • Six USB-C chargers (two per row)
  • Three-pin socket in boot
  • Vehicle-to-load system (V2L), for charging or powering external devices
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control
  • Highway Driving Assist 2 with Hands-on Detection
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCCA) with Rear-Cross Traffic Assist (RCTA)
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (displaying blind spots on the driver instrument screen when indicating)
  • 360-degree Surround View Monitor
  • Nine airbags, across all three rows

EV9 ‘Air’ 

The entry point into the EV9 line-up, the ‘Air’ is the version which offers the highest potential driving range. Its rear-wheel drive single-motor powertrain produces 201bhp and 350Nm torque, and is capable of up to 336 miles of range from a single charge (on the WLTP combined cycle).

‘Air’ models’ standard equipment includes:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard EV9 body styling
  • Gloss black door mirrors and door trim
  • LED headlamps
  • Black side sill trim
  • Low-profile roof rails
  • Body-coloured flush door handles
  • Manually adjustable tilt and telescope steering column
  • Single-tone Bio PU seats (the EV9’s cabin is 100 per cent leather-free)
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Eight-speaker audio system

EV9 ‘GT-Line’

Moving from ‘Air’ to ‘GT-Line’ provides customers with a dual-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain as standard. Producing 378bhp and 700Nm maximum torque for greater on-road performance and all-roads capability, the dual-motor powertrain is capable of up to 308 miles on a single charge (WLTP combined). The EV9 ‘GT-Line’ also adds a wider range of standard equipment, including:

  • GT-Line exterior styling
  • Two-tone ‘GT-Line’ Bio PU upholstery
  • LED headlamps with ‘small cube’ design and adaptive driving beam
  • ‘Bridge-type’ roof rails
  • Electric tilt and telescope adjustable steering column
  • Driver power adjustable memory seat and front passenger power seat
  • Driver and front passenger premium relaxation seats (for a ‘cat nap’ while charging)
  • Driver Ergo Motion seat (massage function)
  • Black headlining
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Remote Smart Park Assist 2.0 (RSPA 2.0)
  • 21-inch alloy wheels

EV9 ‘GT-Line S’

The range-topping ‘GT-Line S’ variant offers the same dual-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain, up to 308-mile potential range (WLTP combined), and seven-seat layout as the ‘GT-Line’ variant. In addition, this model features the following as standard:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Front sunroof with tilting and sliding functions
  • Second row sunroof with sliding blind
  • Head-up display
  • 14-speaker Meridian Premium Sound System

‘GT-Line S’ models are offered with the same choice of standard and premium exterior paint finishes as the ‘GT-Line’ model.

‘GT-Line S’ models are also exclusively available with a six-seat interior layout, featuring second row swivel seats. This model replaces the three-seat middle bench with two individual ‘captain’s chair’ seats with adjustable arm rests. These can move fore and aft and recline further, individually, for maximum comfort on longer drives. When the car is stopped, middle row seats can swivel outwards towards the doors – making it easier, for example, to load younger children into a car seat. They can also turn around 180-degrees to face the third row, creating a social space for passengers, perhaps while the car is stopped to charge.

Kia’s 10 sustainability ‘must-haves’ as standard

The EV9 also features Kia’s ‘10 must-have sustainability items’, defining a baseline for the use of sustainable materials in all future Kia model lines. Every version of the EV9 therefore features:

Bioplastic dashboard, console, interior pillars and trim from renewable biomass sources (e.g. vegetable oils, corn extract, sawdust, sugar cane)
Door trims from post-consumer material (PCM) plastic, sourced from recycled materials rather than ‘virgin’ pellets
Bio PU (Polyurethane) upholstery and interior coverings, phasing out all leather from the EV9’s cabin
Recycled PET fabric (Polyethylene terephthalate) from recycled plastics and recycled yarn for the seats, headliner, sun visor, and headrests. Notably, each EV9 incorporates at least 70 recycled bottles, highlighting the brand's commitment to reducing waste
Cabin floor and carpets made from recycled PET and fishing nets
Bio PU foam in the EV9’s headrests
Door switch panels finished in bio paint, made using rapeseed oil
BTX-free paint (benzene, toluene, xylene) throughout the interior
Recycled PET yarn from 100 per cent recycled bottles for seat stitching
Sound-absorbent recycled PET felt from plastic bottles for the luggage board

The Kia EV9 is the next battery electric vehicle to arrive as part of Kia’s ‘Plan S’ strategy, which will see the brand launch 15 EVs by 2027, nine in the UK. Order books for the EV9 are now open as the model takes over from the EV6 as the brand’s ‘halo’ model, spearheading Kia’s transition to becoming a global leader in sustainable mobility solutions.

Kia EV9


Length ‘Air’: 5,010mm
‘GT-Line’/’GT-Line S’:5,015mm
Width   1,980mm
Height ‘Air’:  1,755mm (with roof rails)
‘GT-Line’/’GT-Line S’: 1,780mm (with ‘bridge-type’ roof rails)
Wheelbase  3,100mm


Battery capacity99.8kWh
Max power201bhp / 150kW (RWD)
378bhp / 283kW (AWD)
Max torque   350Nm (RWD)
700Nm (AWD)
Range 336miles (RWD, WLTP combined)
308miles (AWD, WLTP combined)