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2024 Kia EV9 open for reserving in Malaysia – sellers point out two variants, RM450k est, launch in Could

2024 Kia EV9 open for booking in Malaysia – dealers indicate two variants, RM450k est, launch in May

Kia Malaysia has introduced on its official Fb web page that it’s now accepting bookings for the Kia EV9. The corporate will not be offering additional particulars just like the checklist of accessible variants and pricing for now, however a verify with some sellers point out there’ll six- and seven-seat variants, pricing is predicted to be round RM450k and a launch may happen in Could (take all this information with a pinch of salt for now).

The arrival of the EV9 has been regarded ahead to after a unit was noticed in Glenmarie, Selangor final August. We managed to stand up shut with the model’s flagship electrical SUV lately on the ongoing Bangkok Worldwide Motor Present (BIMS) in addition to at this 12 months’s Singapore Motorshow. When it launches right here, the EV9 will be part of the EV6 and Niro EV in Kia Malaysia’s electrical car (EV) line-up.

In Thailand, the EV9 is obtainable in two variants, each with a 99.8-kWh lithium-ion battery that may DC quick cost at a max of 350 kW – a 10-80% state of cost (SoC) takes 24 minutes. There’s additionally AC charging (Sort 2) that can take 9 hours and 45 minutes to get from the identical 10-80% SoC, together with a vehicle-to-load (V2L) system able to outputting as much as 3.58 kW to energy electrical equipment and gadgets.

The bottom possibility is the Earth Lengthy Vary with 680 km of vary (NEDC) and a rear-mounted electrical motor rated at 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW) and 350 Nm of torque for a 0-100 km/h time of 9.4 seconds and prime pace of 185 km/h. In the meantime, the top-spec GT-Line AWD will get a dual-motor, all-wheel drive setup with a complete system output of 385 PS (380 hp or 283 kW) and 700 Nm – century dash in 5.3 seconds, Vmax of 200 km/h and 647 km vary (NEDC).

Each variants of the Thailand-spec EV9 include a 2-2-2 seat format, though the entry-level Earth Lengthy Vary has manually adjustable seats that swivel within the second row, whereas the GT-Line AWD comes with leisure seats that don’t swivel however are electrically adjustable and include heating, air flow, ottoman and massaging capabilities. The seven-seat model (2-3-2 format) of the EV9 has a bench within the second row with one-touch tilt and slide.

Singapore will get the EV9 in GT-Line guise with the AWD powertrain (WLTP-rated 512 km vary) and a selection of swivel or leisure seats. In different markets, the SUV can also be out there with a standard-range 76.1-kWh battery and a rear electrical motor rated at 218 PS (215 hp or 160 kW) and 350 Nm.

With the beginning of order taking for the EV9, it shouldn’t be too lengthy earlier than the SUV is formally launched right here. Trying ahead to it?

GALLERY: Kia EV9 at 2024 Bangkok Worldwide Motor Present

GALLERY: Kia EV9 at 2024 Singapore Motorshow

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