Kia has revealed more about its EV9 flagship SUV, expected to go on sale by the end of the year.
The long-range version of the electric EV9 has a target range of 336 miles, with the capability of adding 148 miles of range in 15 minutes, using 800V charging.
With an overall length of 5010mm, the EV9 is significantly bigger than a Kia Sorento, which features in our best tow car guide. Thanks to the 3100mm wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear axles), the EV9 also promises plenty of passenger space in the cabin, which will be available with a choice of six- or seven-seat configurations.
Entry-level models will be rear-wheel drive, fitted with a 76.1kWh battery. The long-range rear-wheel-drive version upgrades to a 99.8kWh battery, but the same 204hp electric motor.
Four-wheel-drive models use the larger battery, but with 385hp and a 0-62mph time of just 5.3 seconds.
With so much more power and the traction benefits of sending power to all four wheels, the range-topping 4×4 looks likely to be the pick of the range for towing. However, kerbweights and towing capacities have yet to be confirmed. Specifications will be revealed closer to the on-sale date, but you can expect to see a wide range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to be standard.
Unsure about how to find the right towing option for you? Then take a look at our guide to choosing a tow car, where we talk you through the main considerations.
- Price: From £60,000 (est)
- Kerbweight: 2.7 tonnes (est)
- 85% match: 2.3 tonnes (est)
- Max towing weight: TBC
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