Kia reveals the EV9 Concept

The Evolution of the SUV

The Concept EV9 showcases Kia's rationale on the SUV form for the sustainable mobility era. More than just a show car, the Concept EV9 fuses together aesthetics that inspire and are thought-provoking, an interior that redefines the parameters of what the inside space of an SUV should be, and a next-generation all-electric zero-emissions powertrain. It’s a prelude to what’s coming next from Kia as the brand trailblazes the road to sustainable mobility.More than just a show car, the Concept EV9 fuses together aesthetics that inspire and are thought-provoking, an interior that redefines the parameters of what the inside space of an SUV should be, and a next-generation all-electric zero-emissions powertrain. It’s a prelude to what’s coming next from Kia as the brand trailblazes the road to sustainable mobility.

A production version of Concept EV9 is now confirmed for Europe in 2023 and will build on the success that the acclaimed EV6 crossover has achieved since its launch last year.

Bold for Nature

Concept EV9 represents a sustainable, eco-friendly and mindful future for the SUV. Created on Kia’s advanced Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) – the Concept EV9 is a high-tech, flex lifestyle vehicle that is powered by a zero-emissions all-electric powertrain.

​It blends a stunning exterior profile with a visionary interior space that is further accentuated with state-of-the-art tech. The incredible aesthetics of the Concept EV9 – both inside and out – have been carefully honed from Opposites United, Kia’s abstract design philosophy.


Taking inspiration from the ‘Bold for Nature’ design pillar of Opposites United, Concept EV9 embodies an adventurous, outgoing and recreational form with its rugged and upright stance. From the outside, such proportions help outline a three-row SUV footprint, signifying a vehicle that is highly capable, practical and ready for action. 

These proportions – along with dimensions of 4,930mm length, 2,055mm width, 1,790mm height and a wheelbase of 3,100mm – give the Concept EV9 an aesthetically rare but visually stunning quadrilateral-like on-road presence.

Active, Pause, Enjoy

The interior of the Concept EV9 explores new perspectives as the journey experience evolves. In this respect, the all-electric SUV has three forward-thinking interior modes that capture different journey situations and requirements.

Active Mode is when the Concept EV9 is on the move, making sure the driver and passengers have an optimal driving experience from within the all-electric SUV.

The two other modes relate to when the Concept EV9 is not moving.

Pause Mode modifies the interior space to be more akin to a first-class lounge, giving occupants the opportunity to directly interact with each other while benefiting from the light streaming in from the wide panoramic roof. In this mode, the seats switch around to enable occupants seated in the first-row and third-row to face each other. The second-row seats fold down and become a table, completing the first-class lounge arrangement.

The second stationary mode is Enjoy Mode, which opens the interior into a downtime breakout space by turning around the three-row seat configuration. In this mode, the tailgate opens, giving all occupants the opportunity to connect with the outside environment and gaze ahead and beyond the vehicle while sitting comfortably inside the all-electric SUV.

The production version of the EV9 is now confirmed for release in Europe 2023. Until then, click below to explore the current Kia range:

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