The Kia EV9 is a vehicle that has been talked about frequently in recent months. The manufacturer is, however, not very talkative about the details surrounding each version, but also the price of them. However, as subtly as it did for the equipment and autonomy of the variations earlier this year, Kia has made public the prices of the EV9 SUV, and the price structure will make it eligible for government rebates.
Here is the pricing structure:
|light||76.1 kWh||RWD||370 km||N / A||$63,159||Yes|
|Wind||99.8 kWh||RWD||489 km||N / A||$66,159||Yes|
|land||99.8 kWh||AWD||451 km||N / A||$68,158||Yes|
Contrary to what Kia initially announced, a Light RWD version has been added at the entry level, below the Wind RWD version. This offers a floor price of $59,995, to which we add the various fees which bring its price up to $63,159. The range of this version will reach 370 kilometers, according to Kia, due to the 76.1 kilowatt-hour battery.
The other version that follows, the one equipped with the larger capacity battery (99.8 kilowatt hours), will offer 489 kilometers of autonomy for $3,000 more. In addition, it adds a heat pump, a feature appreciated by consumers and which improves autonomy in winter. This sends the message that the Light version will probably be very little sold (or available), because most consumers will undoubtedly opt for the greater autonomy, for the low additional cost it commands.
The strategy of the Land version
The Land version introduces all-wheel drive to the range. The least expensive Land AWD version will be sold at $64,995, to which we add the various costs which raise its price to $68,159. We can then add the Premium option ($10,000) which adds 20-inch wheels, pixelated headlights, a six-seat cabin and the digital key, among other things. Then, to have the fully trimmed GT-Line edition, you will have to pay an additional $4,000. We will thus be entitled to 21-inch wheels, a self-leveling rear suspension, roof rails and an exclusive style.
According to what the Kia website says, all versions, even the most expensive, will be eligible for two government rebates on the purchase of an electric vehicle, which total $12,000. This is possible since all versions have a price that does not exceed $65,000, the limit authorized for the provincial rebate of $7,000. For the federal rebate applied to an SUV, the limit is $70,000, which the EV9 does not exceed for each version.
Even if vehicles equipped with the Premium or GT-Line package exceed the limit, the fact that they are based on the Land AWD version which is fully eligible makes them fully eligible. Note in passing that the power (379 horsepower) and torque (516 pound-feet) now seem to be the same for all AWD versions according to the website. Kia Canada, while the GT-Line was to offer more power according to what the manufacturer initially said. This is a condition of eligibility for government rebates.
In all likelihood, the Kia EV9 will arrive in dealerships by the end of the year. It will have three rows of seats, and some versions will offer seven seats while others will only have six. The maximum towing capacity will be 2,272 kilos (5,000 pounds).