2024 Kia EV9: pricing leak…

We’ve already seen most of the upcoming Kia EV9. First as a concept. And last year with a series of “official spy shots” released by Kia. Although the interior is still a mystery. As well s pricing and specs, until today…

The price chart above comes from a survey Kia recently had for potential buyers. It shows the base model starting at $56 000 with only 220 miles of range. Which is plenty to drive kids to school and around town, but could be a little tight for long family road trips. The “Trim 2” looks like what would be the volume leader. With captain chairs (seating for 6) and the longer range available rated at 290 miles. The other trims with lower range ratings must all be AWD versions.

Around $60 000 isn’t cheap, but the EV9 will pretty much have that slice of the market for itself. Electric 3 rows SUVs are really rare, at least for now. The Rivian starts at $78 000. And the smaller Mercedes EQB starts at $55 000. At these prices, the EV9 doesn’t seem like a bad deal. I haven’t heard anything about the EV9 being produced in the US any time soon, which means no federal incentives. Which is really too bad. Something under $50 000 to start would have been competing with many ICE models as well. At $73 000, the top version is dangerously close to the Rivian, which does qualify for incentives. As well as the very fancy Polestar 3 at $84 000 before incentives. But especially with the upcoming new Volvo EX90. Which will start at under $80 000 “for a well equipped” model. And will also qualify for federal incentives. A Kia for the price of a high-end Volvo could be a tough sale.

We should find out everything about the 2023 Kia EV 9 really soon. Although it might be a while before we actually see it over here. Production of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan started last July in Korea. But the car isn’t expected to reach the US for another few months. And in “very limited quantities”. That means we probably won’t be seeing a new EV9 driving around in North America for another year at least…

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