Skip to content

Kia Unveils First Three-Row Electric SUV as Automakers Go Big

Kia EV9
Kia EV9Source: Kia Corp.

Kia Corp. unveiled a large new electric sport utility vehicle that it said can run for 541 kilometers (336 miles) on a single charge, and as many as 239 kilometers with about 15 minutes of ultra-fast charging time. 

Pre-orders for the EV9 — Kia’s first three-row electric SUV — begin in South Korea in the second quarter this year, before sales are expanded to “selected global markets” from the second half, the company said in a statement Wednesday. The vehicle, which is about 5 meters (16 feet) long and 1.7 meters high, is equipped with level-3 autonomous driving technology, Kia said.