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Kia EV9 Models Compared: Which One Is Right for You?

Australia’s electric vehicle market is growing, and one of the latest contenders is the Kia EV9. With three different models to choose from – Air, Earth, and GT-Line – it can be challenging to determine which variant suits your needs. In this article, we will compare the range of Kia EV9 models to help you make an informed decision.

The Kia EV9, touted as one of the largest electric cars on the road, made its way to Australia in late 2023. Since its arrival, 217 units have been sold in 2024, with 61 sales reported last month (April 2024). Positioned as a seven-seat all-electric SUV, the EV9 competes with three-row family SUVs like the Nissan Patrol and Toyota LandCruiser, while facing direct competition from the Mercedes-Benz EQB in its price range.

One standout feature of the EV9 range is its comprehensive list of standard features, coupled with a seven-year unlimited kilometer warranty and a five-star ANCAP safety rating. Notably, the EV9 was crowned as the 2024 Drive Car of the Year, further solidifying its status as a game-changing family car for Australian buyers.

Key Areas of Comparison

To help you differentiate between the three variants of the Kia EV9, we have analyzed crucial factors such as price, range, and performance. Let’s delve into the specifics of each model:

Kia EV9 Air

The Air is the entry-level model in the EV9 range, featuring a smaller battery, a single motor, and rear-wheel drive layout. Standard features include a noise-suppressing windshield and side glass, LED interior lighting for all three rows, a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with Wi-Fi updates, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and remote engine start.

– Price: $97,000
– Battery size: 76.1 kWh
– Driving range claim (WLTP): 443 km
– Battery chemistry: lithium-ion
– Charging time (11kW): Approximately 7 hours for 10-100% charge
– Charging time (50kW): 1 hour 3 minutes for 10-80% charge
– Charging time (350kW): 20 minutes for 10-80% charge
– Power: 160kW
– Torque: 350Nm
– 0-100 km/h: 8.2 seconds

Kia EV9 Earth

The Earth model in the EV9 lineup offers a larger battery, dual-motor all-wheel drive, and enhanced driving range. Additional features include gloss black fenders and side moldings, ambient cabin lighting, a 360-degree camera, digital side mirrors, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

– Price: $106,500
– Battery size: 99.8 kWh
– Driving range claim (WLTP): 512 km
– Battery chemistry: lithium-ion
– Charging time (11kW): Approximately 9 hours 5 minutes for 10-100% charge
– Charging time (50kW): 1 hour 23 minutes for 10-80% charge
– Charging time (350kW): 24 minutes for 10-80% charge
– Power: 283kW
– Torque: 700Nm
– 0-100 km/h: 6.0 seconds

Kia EV9 GT-Line

As the top-of-the-range variant, the GT-Line shares the same larger battery as the Earth model and also features dual-motor all-wheel drive. Moreover, it boasts the quickest acceleration time among the three models. Additional features of the GT-Line include small cube projection LED headlights, a windshield mirrored head-up display, a Meridian premium audio system, remote parking assist, and 21-inch alloy wheels.

– Price: $121,000
– Battery size: 99.8 kWh
– Driving range claim (WLTP): 505 km
– Battery chemistry: lithium-ion
– Charging time (11kW): Approximately 9 hours 5 minutes for 10-100% charge
– Charging time (50kW): 1 hour 23 minutes for 10-80% charge
– Charging time (350kW): 24 minutes for 10-80% charge
– Power: 283kW
– Torque: 700Nm
– 0-100 km/h: 5.3 seconds

In conclusion, each Kia EV9 model offers a unique balance of features, specifications, and performance capabilities. By considering factors such as driving range, charging time, and acceleration, you can determine which variant best aligns with your priorities and preferences.

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This article was originally published on Drive and contains all the essential information about the Kia EV9 models available in Australia.