Kia EV9 Receives High-Powered GT Upgrade in 2025

600 Horsepower EV9: Sounds Good!

Kia is making progress on the EV9 with a plan to give an expedited version their GT tag.

Kia has finally pulled the curtain back and released performance specs for the much-awaited EV9 electric model. The top of the line edition provides an underwhelming 380hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, capable of leading to a 0-62 mph race in a slowish 6 seconds. With an optional power pack available through the Kia Connect Store, that time is reduced to 5.3 seconds, although this may still be unimpressive compared to the competition (Tesla Model X), which can hit 60 mph in four seconds or less. Despite the fact that 0-60 time is just an indication, humans adore quantifying and basing elements on figures; ergo, the EV9 might lack while compared to its rival.

Kia is well-prepared to meet the increasing need for high-performance electric vehicles, according to Ho Sung Song, Kia’s president and CEO. During a media roundtable, Song stated: “We are aware of the growing demand for high-performance vehicles in the electric era.”

“Building on the triumph of the Kia EV6 GT, we are pleased to announce that we are currently creating a high-performance iteration of the EV9, which will be designed to redefine what is meant by ‘performance’ in an electric SUV. We have scheduled the debut of the GT version of the EV9 for the beginning of 2025,” Song stated.

Kia revealed the EV9 even with a GT-line variant, which is more of a styling addition rather than any considerable difference. Whereas an actual GT model, for example the Kia EV6 GT sports two electric motors outputting an astonishing 576 horsepower along with 545 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain allows for quick acceleration, going from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds. Furthermore, it also comes equipped with technologically advanced Hidden Drift Mode and Hidden Drift Mode + functions.

When the EV9 GT is revealed, Kia will likely have access to exciting and cutting edge technology. The Hyundai Mothership is energetically looking for methods of making electrified vehicles far more stimulating.

The recent N Electronic-shift transmission has the potential to reproduce the sensation of a Dual-Clutch gearbox, all the way down to the faint power interruption and the consequent tiny jerk it may cause.

We are aware that the Ioniq 5 will come with a variety of distinct sounds, and more can be added through wireless updates. A lot of us are wishing for the Jetson’s main theme to be included; however, Hyundai is likely to include more conventional noises from their N automobiles. Kia also has the capability to add audio from earlier models like the terminated Stinger V6. Hell, even the Genesis inventory has some V8 tones available.

Regarding power, it is evident Hyundai and Kia have much to offer. Although the EV6 GT’s performance is quite innocuous compared with what Hyundai initially had in store for the Ioniq 5 N, Albert Biermann disclosed in September 2022 that the closing horsepower still has not been confirmed but that it can be either 580, 600 or 620.

The latter 620-horsepower number should be enough in a car as hefty as the EV9 and will likely cause those zero to sixty mph times to plunge under four seconds.

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