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Australia's best-value EV? Kia EV9 pricing and specification confirmed with three-row, seven-seat electric SUV to kick off from under $100k

Kia EV9 pricing and specification confirmed. (Image: Tom White)

Kia's LandCruiser-sized electric SUV will kick off from $97,000 in Australia, making the EV9 among the best-value (on a dollar-per-square-metre basis) electric vehicles in the country.

The Kia EV9 will land in dealerships next week, with two of the three trim levels, Air and GT-Line, available immediately.

A third trim level, the mid-tier Earth which slots between the other two grades, has been delayed by a couple of months.

The full Kia EV9 price list is as follows:


EV9 Air

EV9 Earth

EV9 GT-Line


RWD Single Motor

AWD Dual Motor

AWD Dual Motor

Power / Torque

160kW / 350Nm

283kW / 700Nm

283kW / 700Nm

Acceleration (0-100km/h)





19-inch alloys

19-inch alloys

21-inch alloys

WLTP Range








While the Air receives a single rear-axle motor that produces 160kW and 350Nm, both the Earth and the GT-Line are equipped with a dual-motor, AWD setup that produces real power and staggering acceleration.

While both generate 283kW and 700Nm, the GT-Line is also equipped with an "Acceleration Boost" function, giving the big bus true hot-hatch acceleration, clipping 100km/h in just 5.3 seconds, compared to 6.0 seconds in the Earth.

While the RWD Air scores a 76.1kWh battery (unlocking a WLTP driving range of 443kms), both AWD variants are equipped with a 99.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack, increasing range to 512kms (Earth) and 505km (GT-Line).

All models are equipped with 800V architecture, which the brand says - when plugged into an ultra-fast charger - will help the EV9 go from 10 to 80 percent charged in just 20 minutes.

KIA EV9 AIR - $97,000

Standard features:

  • 19” Alloy Wheels
  • Projection Headlights with LED DRL’s
  • LED Taillights
  • Auto-Flush Door Handles
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Push-button start
  • Artificial leather seats (powered in front)
  • 2nd Row Tilting type Walk-in Device
  • Remote Folding 2nd Row Seat Release
  • V2L
  • Twin 12.3-inch interior screens with 5.0-inch climate panel
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Wireless device charging
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Smart-powered tailgate
  • Kia Connect and OTA
  • Fingerprint authentication
  • Nine airbags
  • AEB w/ Junction Crossing, Lane Oncoming, Lane Change Side
  • Highway Drive Assist 2.0
  • TyrePressure Monitoring System
  • LKA with Lane Follow Assist
  • Multi Collision Braking
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Smart Cruise Control with S&G
  • Rear View Camera

KIA EV9 EARTH - $106,500


  • Gloss Black Finish Wheel Mouldings & Side Sills
  • Ambient Mood Lighting with Steering Wheel Logo Illumination
  • Artificial Leather Seats
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Blind Spot View Monitor
  • PCA –Reverse

KIA EV9 GT-LINE - $121,000


  • 21” Alloy Wheels
  • Small Cube Projection LED Headlightswith LED DRLs
  • Bridge Type Roof Racks, Black
  • Privacy Glass (Rear Doors & Tailgate)
  • Digital Side Mirrors
  • Dual Tilt & Slide Sunroof
  • Remote Smart Park Assist