Kia has revealed the Canadian price of its three-row all-electric EV9 SUV
The all-wheel drive Kia EV9 will arrive in Canadian dealerships next month, starting at $59,995 that qualifies for the iZEV rebate.
Canadian drivers waiting for Kia’s first three-row all-electric SUV could get their credit cards with more clarity this week.
On November 6, Kia Canada announced that the EV9 SUV will arrive in Canadian dealerships next month. The vehicle’s base price is $59,995, making it eligible for the federal iZEV rebate incentive as well as various provincial rebates where offered.
Kia also announced four additional configurations for the EV9 — varying in styling, range capacity and engine configuration — that range in price from $62,995 to nearly $79,000.
“This competitive price and range of options will give Canadians the opportunity to choose what suits their lifestyle,” Elias Al-Ashhab, vice president and chief operating officer of Kia Canada, said in a press release.
Kia debuted the EV9 SUV in Korea in June. The car was previously shown to North American buyers at the New York International Auto Show in April.
Kia Canada began taking reservations for the EV9 in July, but paused reservations in the fall due to high demand.
Range and other specifications
The EV9 is the second Kia model to feature Hyundai’s Global Modular Electric Platform, a battery electric vehicle platform initially developed in the 2021 model year.
Kia said the EV9 is also the first vehicle to use fourth-generation battery technology designed to improve energy density and will have a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
Kia has named the different EV9 models after the earthly elements: light, wind and earth.
The archetype is light. It has rear-wheel drive, a 76.1 kWh battery, and a single motor. Its range is 370 km.
All four other configurations are powered by a larger 99.8 kWh battery, as follows:
- The Wind has rear-wheel drive, a single motor, and with the larger battery, a range of up to 489 km.
- The Land is a dual-motor vehicle with four-wheel drive. The range of the base model and Land with Premium Package is 451 km. The Land with the GT-Line package, the most expensive configuration, has a range of just 435 km.
“The GT-Line model includes 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels, a bridge-type roof rail, dark-tinted beltline moldings, and gloss black side mirrors,” Kia wrote in the press release.
Dual-motor AWD versions of the EV9 have 379 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
The EV9 can also be charged from 10 to 80 percent in less than 25 minutes using high-speed DC chargers.
Ahead of its Canadian release, Kia hopes the multiple models and price points will make it easier for consumers to purchase.
“Being the first mass market to offer a three-row all-electric SUV, we wanted it to be innovative and cool, but at the same time easily accessible,” Al Ashhab said.