Kia Canada to accept online reservations of EV9 this month; final specification confirmed for Canadian production

  • All-electric EV9 debuts as Kia’s flagship and first dedicated three-row fully electric SUV with space for adventure; premium accommodations rivaling luxury SUVs
  • Kia Canada to release limited quantity of first production units for reservation with $1,000 deposit
  • Online reservations go live on July 31st, 2023. Customers to sign up at in advance for access
  • The EV9 is set to arrive in Canada late 2023
  • Pricing to be announced later this year 

Toronto, ON., July 20th, 2023 –Kia Canada announces it will be begin accepting reservations of the highly anticipated EV9 on July 31, 2023. As the first fully electric three-row SUV from Kia, the EV9 is the new flagship of the lineup, as well as a pioneer in the mass market segment.

The Kia EV9 will be the first vehicle in the lineup to adopt a new naming convention for its trim offerings, harmonizing earth’s natural elements to Kia’s sustainability vision. Canada will introduce Wind and Land, plus a GT-Line package that will enhance the sophisticated appearances with exclusive design accents to elevate its elegance. GT-Line includes 21-inch light weight alloy wheels, bridge-type roof rail, dark-coloured belt line molding, gloss black side mirrors, differentiated front/rear bumper design, dual sunroof, 2nd row relaxation seats, head up display and available performance boost.

“This flagship vehicle for Kia is a milestone for both the brand and the automotive industry in creating an unprecedented segment,” says Elias El-Achhab, VP and COO of Kia Canada. “We are thrilled to be able to offer reservations for the EV9, a vehicle that is sure to deliver on premium accents, forward-thinking technology and bold styling.”

Developed on the proven E-GMP architecture dedicated to electric vehicles with fourth-generation battery technology, the EV9 enhances space with seating for up to seven passengers, with a long wheelbase and flat floor that provide both flexibility and comfort for all.

Through integration of some of the latest in-vehicle technology, vehicle system over-the-air updates[i], available ultra wideband-based Digital Key[ii], and Onboard Power Generator (V2L) functionality, the EV9 is enabled to continue to evolve throughout the ownership experience. The EV9’s standard 800V electrical architecture enables ultrafast recharging on high-speed DC chargers, designed to go from a 10 to 80 percent state of charge in under 25 minutes w/350kW EVSE (Max 310A).[iii]

EV9 Exterior Design: A Triumph of Proportion

From first glance, the all-electric EV9 embodies the rugged yet sophisticated typology befitting a flagship SUV.

At up to 5,015mm in length and 3,100mm wheelbase, the EV9 is slightly longer than the Telluride SUV and comparable in height (up to 1,780mm) and width (1,980mm). With all three rows raised, the EV9 offers 573L of cargo space. When both rows of rear seats are folded, volume increases to 2,314L.

At the front of the EV9 is the Tiger Face, a reinterpretation of the Kia “Tiger Nose” grille that highlights depth and dimensionality, flanked by slim LED headlights. The available Star Map LED animated Digital Pattern Lighting Grille can be personalized by the driver as part of five Dynamic Welcome Light formations, a first for Kia.

Both fasciae exude a confident and recognizable front expression recreated with a futuristic touch. In the rear, slim taillights draw attention to the corners of the EV9’s body. Flush door handles with available automatic deployment underscore the clean side profile lines.

Design is in every detail of the EV9, including the available wheel options, which range from 19 to 21 inches. For a more design-driven appearance, the EV9 GT-Line adds model-exclusive styling, bridge type roof rail[i], and 21-inch exclusive alloy wheels and tires.

EV9 Interior Design: A Modern Sanctuary

The interior design philosophy of the EV9 introduces the “Ten Must-Have Items,” a new paradigm in Colour, Material and Finish (CMF) that will also be applied to future Kia models. In the interior of the EV9, this CMF approach comes to life through the use of non-leather polyurethane seating surfaces, select BTX-free interior paint trim, and select fabrics and carpets composed of partially recycled materials.

From the headliner of the EV9 to a variety of high-touch areas within the cabin, these forward-thinking materials offer a tactile quality to occupants in all three rows and deliver a well-appointed cabin without the use of animal products.

Reductionism is a motif that envelops the cabin of the EV9. Centrally mounted, hidden-until-lit haptic switches for key infotainment features appear when the EV9 is turned on. The dual-level, floating center console stretches from the first to the second row, offering under-tray stowage to front passengers and cupholders and an available sliding storage console for rear passengers. Hidden in front of the driver is an optional, full-color head-up display.

An available Digital Rearview Mirror® replaces the traditional rear-view mirror with a camera view with a flick of the lower tab[i]. The optional 14-speaker, 708-watt Meridian® Premium Audio adds impressive levels of tonal clarity sand serenity[ii]. Available LED lighting illuminates the Kia logo on the steering wheel.

Every seat inside the EV9 is considered executive-class, including the second row of seats. First and second passenger row occupants are treated to an available “Relaxation Mode” which offers comfort with power operated leg rests, and second-row creature comforts include power adjustments enhanced with heating and cooling. High-power USB-C outlets throughout the cabin allow for device recharging for all. To further enhance the cabin’s relaxed atmosphere, the EV9 features available dual-colour ambient lighting that can independently set the colour of upper and lower lighting in the interior space.

The EV9 will be available from launch in both six- and seven-seat configurations. The EV9’s V2L outlet located in the cargo area can help power tailgating parties, and standard tri-zone HVAC ensures true temperature control in front and back.