Kia EV9: new spy shot…
It looks like the production version of the Kia EV9 Concept will stay pretty close to the original design.
Of course, the windows will have regular frames. The wheels will not be as strange-looking. But the general shape seems very close. Which might or might not be such a great thing for once.
I saw the Concept at the Auto Show and thought it was just too strange. And cheap looking. Like a weirdo idea from a design school. Maybe the real thing will end up looking a bit more like a giant Kia Soul. Or something…
If the design succeeds, Kia could have another EV hit on their hands. Since it will be one of the very first 3 rows electric SUVs. (The ridiculously small $3000 “3rd-row” seat option in the Tesla Model Y doesn’t really count, does it?)
Since the EV6 starts at around $42 000, this big guy could be priced at around $50 000 to start. Which, after incentives, would make it very competitive against non-electric large crossovers.