Kia’s concept electric utility vehicle was first shown in late 2021 at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Roughly the size of the big Telluride, the eight-passenger EV9 is expected to break cover in finished form by mid-2023 as a 2024 model. Front and rear electric motors produce a net 576 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque. Maximum range is estimated at 300-plus miles. Kia expects to add 11 EVs to its lineup by 2026.

The Kia EV9 will get front and rear electric motors for a net horsepower output of 576, and 300 miles of range. PHOTO: KIA

The EV9 is production-bound: