New Kia EV9 GT Will Be An Electric SUV On Steroids

New Kia EV9 GT Will Be An Electric SUV On Steroids | Carscoops

The flagship EV will likely pack the same 576 hp powertrain as the smaller EV6 GT 

by Brad Anderson

16 hours ago

 New Kia EV9 GT Will Be An Electric SUV On Steroids

Kia has ventured further upmarket than ever before with the all-electric EV9 and soon, it will release a high-performance GT version that follows in the footsteps of the smaller EV6 GT. This is our first time seeing the vehicle in the flesh.

This heavily camouflaged prototype of the boxy SUV was recently spied during cold weather testing in Sweden. While much of the exterior has been shielded from view, we don’t expect the EV9 GT to look radically different than the current model. After all, much of the EV6 GT’s body remains identical to lesser variants and it’ll probably be a similar story with the EV9 GT.

One of the most significant changes visible on this prototype is the bright green brake calipers, just like those of the EV6 GT. We expect the SUV to also come standard with a unique set of wheels that’ll look much more premium than the placeholders of this prototype. The EV9’s rear spoiler may also grow in size a little bit and the brand’s designers may have made a few minor tweaks to the front and rear fascias.

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 New Kia EV9 GT Will Be An Electric SUV On Steroids
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The most significant upgrades will be found under the skin. Like the EV6 GT, the EV9 GT will feature a pair of more powerful electric motors, likely matching the 576 hp of the flagship EV6, but we wouldn’t be surprised if, given the added heft of the SUV, Kia tweaks these motors to produce over 600 hp.

Several interior upgrades can also be expected, including green accents and contrasting stitching like the EV6 GT. We’re hoping that the sporty bucket seats of the EV9 GT’s smaller sibling won’t be standard but rather an option as we’re not convinced buyers of the big performance SUV will want such hardcore seats.

Kia has confirmed the EV9 GT will be released in early 2025.

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