After a whistle-stop debut of the Kia EV9 showcar at select dealerships in late August, Kia New Zealand has announced the majority of its 33 locations around the country have the new all-electric seven-seat EV9 SUV available for sale and demonstration drives.
“It’s really exciting to have the new model on the road, it’s an incredible vehicle to drive and I know people are going to be amazed at the all-round power and performance on offer from this full-size, fully electric SUV,” said Managing Director of Kia New Zealand, Todd McDonald.
“The EV9 is the most technologically advanced Kia ever, it features eco-oriented materials and encompasses style, sophistication and seven-seats – all in a zero-emissions package. It showcases Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy and represents the future of sustainable motoring.
“It is also one of the most aerodynamic vehicles of its size thanks to the tech focused polygonal design language which delivers a fuselage-like side profile, resulting in an exceptional 0.28 drag coefficient (Cd).
“The new Kia flagship EV9 arrives in New Zealand with an award-winning pedigree, fresh from success with a Golden Steering Wheel 2023 win in the ‘Family Cars’ category. The all-electric seven-seater SUV was also named ‘German Luxury Car of the Year 2024’ at the beginning of September.
“It’s new, it’s dynamic and it’s boundary pushing from a looks, performance and technology standpoint. It’s an exciting new addition to the Kia lineup and we’re thrilled it’s now available in New Zealand.”
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*includes GST, plus on-road costs