Kia has officially introduced its flagship SUV, the Kia EV9, the award-winning EV6, and the concept EV5 at the Geneva International Motor Show in Doha, Qatar.
Marking a significant milestone as the region’s first dedicated EVs, the sustainable mobility solutions provider also invited the media and VIP customers to test drive the vehicles at the event.
The new Kia EV9 and EV6 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2023 across the Middle East and Africa region.
“This is a momentous occasion for us as we unveil our latest electric vehicles, the Kia EV9 and EV6. At Kia, we align our strategic vision with regional government objectives, tailoring solutions to meet specific requirements and evolving customer needs,” Yaser Shabsogh, vice president of Commercial Operations at Kia Middle East & Africa, said.
According to him, Kia has experienced tremendous growth in value over the last few months since the re-launch of its brand, and it is placing high expectations on the EV range to take Kia to new heights.
He said the company’s unwavering commitment as a sustainable mobility solutions provider remains steadfast as it consistently delivers innovative solutions.
“Our strategic path is firmly dedicated to fostering a greener future for both our brand and the communities we serve through innovation and sustainability,” Shabsogh added.
Ahmed Soudodi, vice president of Product and Marketing at Kia Middle East & Africa, said the company is thrilled to officially launch the Kia EV9 and EV6 as it begins a new era of mobility excellence.
“Introducing the first dedicated EVs to the region is a remarkable milestone, offering stylish and eco-conscious driving experiences. The EV9 and EV6 exemplify sustainable mobility without compromise, delivering an unmatched driving experience. We eagerly anticipate welcoming visitors and witnessing the region’s next electric revolution as we expand our EV lineup in the Middle East,” he said.
Kia’s primary goal is to revolutionise transportation through the development of futuristic, innovative, and sustainable EVs. The EV9 flagship SUV, soon to be launched in quarter four of 2023, accommodates up to seven passengers and is engineered to deliver peak power performance of 7,800 rpm and up to 541 km by range.
The vehicle boasts avant-garde interior and exterior features, including a dual sunroof, digital lighting grill, dynamic welcome light and more, ensuring a comprehensive and powerful driving experience.
Going from 10 to 80 percent charge in just 20 minutes, the new Kia EV9 embraces both short and extended journeys. It also prioritises advanced ergonomic safety features for passengers’ comfort.
EV6 is equally, if not more powerful, with a range of up to 528 km. Having been named the 2023 World Performance Car in global markets and the first vehicle to use the E-GMP architecture, it boasts ultra-fast charging capabilities – going from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
This compact mid-size SUV can accommodate up to five passengers and offers sporty dynamic interiors with ventilated driver and passenger seats, ambient mood lighting, and black suede seats with vegan leather bolsters, among other features.