Kia EV9 electric SUV confirmed for Georgia production in 2024


    The 2024 Kia EV9 electrical SUV will probably be constructed on the automaker’s West Level, Georgia, manufacturing unit beginning within the 2024 calendar yr, Kia introduced Wednesday on the 2023 New York Auto Present.

    The ramp-up will occur after the EV9 goes on sale within the U.S. within the fourth quarter of this yr, with preliminary items seemingly sourced from South Korea. Full U.S. launch timing and pricing will probably be revealed at a later date.

    2024 Kia EV9

    2024 Kia EV9

    First proven in idea kind on the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Present, the three-row EV9 is the biggest model thus far constructed on the E-GMP platform shared by Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis. It is the second Kia model to make use of the E-GMP platform, after the EV6, and will probably be the primary Kia electrical automotive assembled within the U.S.

    Kia revealed the design of the EV9, which caught fairly near the idea model final month, different particulars on specs, vary, and charging later within the month. Highlights embrace speedy 800-volt charging with future V2G (vehicle-to-grid) functionality, a Stage 3 Freeway Driving Pilot system, in addition to second-row swivel seats. These most likely aren’t coming to the U.S., nevertheless.

    2024 Kia EV9

    2024 Kia EV9

    U.S. meeting will make the EV9 eligible for no less than half of the potential $7,500 EV tax credit score below new guidelines enacted as a part of the Inflation Discount Act (IRA). Whereas that checks one field, Kia can even want to fulfill battery-assembly and raw-materials sourcing necessities to get the total quantity.

    Reviews have additionally instructed that Kia may get a number of the manufacturing from Hyundai’s so-called Metaplant in Savannah, Georgia. However with this, that chance could also be rather less seemingly. Kia’s West Level manufacturing unit is already properly established, having assembled greater than 3.8 million autos since 2009, based on the automaker.


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