• Kia released two teaser images and two videos of the upcoming EV9 SUV.
  • The images leave plenty to the imagination and don't give away much more than a glimpse of the front lighting scheme and a darkened silhouette.
  • Despite being quite brief, the videos show off much more of the SUV and give a look at a playful animation of the headlights waking up, as well as a rear shot of the taillights.

Like every other automaker, Kia is preparing for a future filled with electric vehicles. Next up in Kia's battery-powered lineup is the EV9 electric SUV, and the manufacturer has just released two new teaser images and two new teaser videos ahead of the model's debut later this month.

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The images leave a lot to the imagination, but confirm what previous spy shots lead us to believe. One video displays what looks to be a playful startup sequence from the headlights, with the numerous pixelated lights coming to life before the taller LEDs on the outside edge of the fascia light up. The other video shows door handles flattened against the body of the car, likely to aid in aero to boost EV range.

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Kia confirmed it will reveal more of the interior and exterior of the car in the coming weeks, with final production info for the car coming out by the end of the month. Kia claims 300 miles of driving range for the EV9 and says the SUV will also be able to charge on 350-kilowatt fast-charging stations. We don't quite know yet what size battery pack(s) will be offered, but the EV9 will utilize the brand's E-GMP platform, which also underpins the current EV6.

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A survey sent to current Telluride owners appears to hold some clues as to the EV9 specs. It suggested that pricing for the base version might start around $56,000, with higher trims coming in closer to $75,000. It also suggested range for the EV9 will be between 220 and 290 miles, while powertrain output will go from 200 horses in the base model to 400 ponies in the top trim.

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Jack Fitzgerald’s love for cars stems from his as yet unshakable addiction to Formula 1.
After a brief stint as a detailer for a local dealership group in college, he knew he needed a more permanent way to drive all the new cars he couldn’t afford and decided to pursue a career in auto writing. By hounding his college professors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was able to travel Wisconsin seeking out stories in the auto world before landing his dream job at Car and Driver. His new goal is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.