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Kia’s first full-size electric SUV goes big and boxy

The EV9 feels like a bold statement for Kia’s entry into the electric SUV world.

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After releasing its first electric vehicle last year, Kia is already gearing up to release the next one. This time, the EV9 will be the South Korean automaker’s first full-size electric SUV.

Boxy is back

The EV9 is meant to be Kia’s flagship large SUV model and the big and boxy design does stand out from the crowd of curvier competitors.

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Kia first revealed its all-electric SUV at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, but we now have a better look at the EV9’s interior and exterior. We even got a little teaser video.

Kia EV9 electric SUV

The EV9’s design is disparate from its older sibling, the EV6, but both Kia EVs were built on its Electric Global Modular Platform, or E-GMP for short.

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Kia didn’t reveal any specs but previously said that the EV9 should get up to 300 miles on a single charge. The SUV will also charge from 10 to 80 percent in around 20 to 30 minutes.

Roomy interiors

You’ll be able to swivel around the driver and passenger seats to face the third-row seats. The interior even lets you fold down the second-row seats into a table.

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Kia went with a pop-up steering yoke, which sits in front of the 27-inch ultrawide display that will serve as the SUV’s dashboard and infotainment system.

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The EV9 definitely has a bit of the unforgettable Kia Soul design, but we also see some elements of the brand’s mid-size Telluride.

We’re expecting Kia to debut the EV9 sometime in the first quarter of 2023.