Revealed at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, the EV9 Concept reimagines what an all-electric vehicle can be.
Featuring 3rd row capability, a solar panel built into the bonnet, and an interior made from sustainable materials, the EV9 fuses bold SUV attitude with the credentials of an EV. And with the naturally blended pop-up steering wheel and the 27-inch ultra-wide display, EV9 offers an innovative, boundary-pushing experience for the driver.EV9’s extensive tech capabilities and all-round flexibility ensures that it feels at home when tackling traffic in densely populated urban areas; at the same time, it offers families the freedom to experience leisure activities away from the city centre. The EV9 Concept has been carefully crafted to offer the driver and passengers a transformative interior space with the focus on wellbeing and mindfulness.
Contrasting with its muscular on-road presence, soft and welcoming curves across the body of the EV9 Concept are offset with sharp and neatly edged elements. Solid rock geometry is expressed through sophisticated design, while the spacious cabin has been made to feel welcoming and approachable.
The beautifully sleek windows create a direct connection to the outside environment, be that sunshine flooding into the cabin, the tranquil sound of rain or the calming feel of moonlight and the stars. The panoramic roof, with its sky-gazing views, further adds to the sense of lightness and being in contact with the environment.
“The Kia Concept EV9 is another important marker for us in what has been an incredible journey so far for the new Kia brand. Having made our intentions clear – to become a global leader in sustainable mobility solutions – we have had to carefully assess how the near- to medium-term future will impact every type of vehicle and model. This includes the SUV,” said Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design Centre.
A production version of Concept EV9 is now confirmed for Europe in 2023 and will build on the success that the acclaimed EV6 crossover has achieved since its launch last year.
You can watch Kia's EV9 Reveal Video below: