Kia Corporation revealed its new all-electric SUV concept, the Kia Concept EV9, at AutoMobility LA. Just like the EV6, the Concept EV9 is a dedicated EV from Kia, having been developed and optimized on the company’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The company says the design of the vehicle was inspired by nature and uses upcycled materials developed from waste deposited into the marine ecosystem.
The Kia design team was especially influenced by the ‘Bold for Nature’ pillar of Opposites United, the company says, adding the all-electric SUV concept takes on “an iconic and bold form, meshing logical and emotional qualities with playful, rugged features and styling cues.”
“The Kia Concept EV9 is yet another important marker for us in what has been an incredible journey since the start of the year. Having made our intentions clear – to become a global leader in sustainable mobility solutions – today we are proud to show the world our all-electric SUV concept, which fuses together an advanced zero-emissions powertrain, a cutting-edge exterior design, and a contemporary and innovative tech-based interior space,” said Karim Habib, senior vice president and head of Kia Global Design Center.