Kia has revealed details of the final intensive testing program undertaken by the Kia EV9 ahead of its world debut in 2023. The all-electric Kia EV9 is the brand’s flagship model and will revolutionize the large electric SUV segment. That’s while accelerating Kia’s brand transformation and affirming its leadership in sustainable electric mobility.
Developed over a period of 44 months to set new standards in design, performance, range, driving dynamics, technology, and comfort, every facet of the EV9 is currently being pushed to the limits of durability at Kia’s global Namyang R&D center in Korea.
EV9 Technical Testing
During this final testing phase, the EV9 is relentlessly subjected to a grueling verification program. That’s on a 4WD climbing hill and a rough terrain track, as well as a deep-water wading test. The goal is to ensure maximum reliability even in the most challenging conditions. Kia’s high-speed, handling, and low-friction tracks place every element of the EV9’s performance and road-holding under the strictest scrutiny. At the same time, the unforgiving cobbles of the Belgian road enable Kia’s engineers to subject the EV9’s ride comfort. Moreover, to build quality to the harshest possible trials. In addition to the test program at the Namyang R&D center, like every Kia model, the EV9 has also been subjected to a punishing testing regimen in locations all over the globe.
Kia’s first preview of the Kia Concept EV9 took place at AutoMobility LA in Los Angeles last year. The model personifies Opposites United. Moreover, it’s the brand’s groundbreaking new design language, the EV9 production model will represent what is possible with an SUV. Professionals developing the Kia EV9 were doing so in the company’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Additionally, it will usher in a new era in sophisticated, high-technology, sustainable mobility.
Taking a bow in the first quarter of 2023, the Kia EV9 will follow in the footsteps of the brand’s ground-breaking all-electric EV6. The model garners numerous critical accolades, including the highly prestigious European Car of the Year 2022 title.