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Kia EV9 undergoes final technical testing

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 vehicle will become the brand’s flagship model.


Kia engineers have been developing the SUV for 44 months at Kia’s global Namyang R&D centre in Korea. The company says the car offers new standards in design, performance, range, driving dynamics, technology and comfort.


During this final testing phase, the EV9 is relentlessly subjected to a gruelling verification program on a 4WD climbing hill, a rough terrain track, and a deep-water wading test 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 roadholding 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 and build quality to the harshest possible trials. In addition to the test program at 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.

The Kia EV9 is developed on the company’s advanced Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and will usher in a new era in sophisticated, high-technology, sustainable mobility. The vehicle will be available from the first quarter of 2023.

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