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‘EV9 Electric Experience’: Kia EV9 goes on UK dealer tour

posted on 12/07/2023
‘EV9 Electric Experience’: Kia EV9 goes on UK dealer tour

Kia UK is set to roll out new nationwide ‘EV9 Electric Experience’ events to give customers the chance to get hands-on for the first time with Kia’s latest electric model, the EV9.

The events demonstrate Kia’s leadership in electrification and provide customers with the opportunity to learn more about the hotly anticipated EV9 seven-seat electric SUV and see it in the metal. Customers will also have the chance to explore the performance focused EV6 GT and the ground-breaking Niro EV.

The ‘EV9 Electric Experience’ events will be held across Kia’s 190 dealerships up and down the country, starting in the south east before heading north.

The EV9 will make its public and dynamic UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 13-16 July 2023, before embarking on its tour of the UK. Two event teams will simultaneously work their way across the UK to host EV9 Electric Experience events. Citygate Kia Slough and JCB Kia Rainham will serve as the first dealers to host the tour starting on 20 July.

The ‘EV9 Electric Experience’ events run dealer-by-dealer until mid-November and are available to all members of the public who book a place via the website:

Customers can see which dates their local dealerships will host the ‘EV9 Electric Experience’ using the dedicated website and searching by post code. If the closest event has reached maximum capacity, other dealers in the area will be available to choose.

Every event will include an unveil show followed by an in-depth presentation about the EV9 and the opportunity to look around the vehicle in detail. Electric vehicle experts will be available to answer questions so that customers are fully informed with first-hand knowledge about Kia’s latest electrified range. Customers also have the option of putting in an order for the EV9 and other award-winning Kia models.

The EV9 is a seven-seat electric SUV available in three grades, ‘Air’, ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’, a six-seat variant is also exclusively available for the range topping ‘GT-Line S’ grade. EV9 pre-orders are open now with prices starting from £64,995.

The EV9 is powered by either a single motor rear-wheel drive setup for the ‘Air’, or a dual motor all-wheel drive powertrain on the ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’. Every grade of EV9 is equipped with a large 99.8kWh fourth-generation lithium-ion battery. Range for the rear-wheel drive EV9 ‘Air’ is rated as up to 336 miles (WLTP combined), while the all-wheel drive EV9 ‘GT-Line’ and EV9 ‘GT-Line S’ variants offer up to 308 miles range per charge. Based on Kia’s ground-breaking E-GMP platform, every EV9 is capable of 800V charging which can deliver 10-80 per cent charge in 24 minutes at the fastest 350kW ultra-fast charge points1.

Leaders in electrification, Kia plans to launch 15 fully electric models globally by 2027, nine in the UK, as part of its ‘Plan S’ strategy that was first announced in 2020.

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