Kia’s new era of electromobility has anchored in Chile

A look into the future with a clean look and focus on sustainability. Kia is working hard to become a leading provider of sustainable mobility solutions, creating new models that meet the needs of different types of people and bringing them closer to electrification with products tailored to their needs.

Each electric car plays a strategic role in the brand’s portfolio, and in Chile Kia already has three of its most important electric innovations: the Niro EV, EV6 and EV9.

With a focus on sustainable mobility and new technologies, Kia offers a complete range of models to the Chilean marketandcitrus for all styles.

“It is a matter of pride for us to have an electric range as important and diverse as we currently have. Kia electric cars not only offer emission-free transportation, but also contain environmentally friendly materials that strive to take vehicle sustainability one step further, without forgetting the cutting-edge technology and safety of each of our models. We are facing a new era of mobility and at Kia Chile we want to offer a glimpse into the future with models that will lead us to a cleaner and more harmonious tomorrow,” commented Máximo Morel, Automotive General Manager of Kia Chile.

To continue to lead the way The movement that inspires, Kia today has three of the most technological electric models, each targeting a different audience, trying to accelerate the electrification of the local fleet with models that offer a new driving experience, but without losing the famous DNA of the brand Kia.

A look into the future: Kia EV9

Fresh from its regional launch in the Atacama Desert, the Kia EV9 establishes itself as the brand’s new flagship, bringing together all the technologies of Kia’s new era of electric vehicles in a three-seater SUV designed to enjoy every family outing.

A pioneer in electric mobility, the EV9 comes ready to change the experience of driving a battery-powered vehicle, combining cutting-edge technology, striking design and great performance.

I gotandThe three-seater SUV EV9, which is launched in our country, becomes the brand’s new flagship.

Built on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV9 guarantees sporty behavior but does not skimp on driving comfort.

EV9, an undisputed example of the Opposites United design philosophy, redefines the electric SUV concept and achieves a harmonious balance of natural and modern elements. At the heart of its design is the Bold for Nature column, which is inspired by the perfect balance of elements from the natural and material world.

It thus stands out for its contemporary and calm elegance, ideal for ushering in the era of sustainable mobility, with sharp lines and soft surfaces where the iconic digital tiger face stands out, reinterpreting the distinctive front section of the Tiger Nose that revolutionized the look. brand to bring it into the era of electromobility with a unique identity that is combined with a grille with a digital lighting pattern, vertical headlights and Star Map LED daytime running lights.

Measuring 5,010mm in length, 1,980mm in width, 1,755mm in height and an important 3,100mm between the axles, the EV9 is an SUV of important dimensions that aims to cater to families with a modern and bold look that doesn’t lose distinction or capacity thanks to its ground clearance is 177 mm.

In Chile, it will be available as a GT Line with 21-inch wheels, black detailing in various parts of the body, roof rails and a choice of 12 colors, including four in matte paint.

The cabin of the EV9 is an experience in the world of SUVs with a unique interior, where straight lines blend harmoniously and envelop the driver in a new style of driving and life on board.

The construction made of sustainable materials stands out. There are a total of 10 new generation elements that respect nature and replace others of animal origin. Highlights include bio-polyurethane upholstery partially derived from corn, recycled PET and TPO elements on the dashboard and doors, as well as the incorporation of recycled PET from recovered fishing nets, which gives life to the vehicle’s fabrics and carpets. Added to the above is BTX-free paint for an experience that also reduces emissions during the construction process.

One of the most important parts of the new Kia EV9 is without a doubt its seats, created for enjoyment and sharing experiences with the family.

Spacious and with room for up to seven passengers, this SUV will offer four seat configurations to adapt to the needs of its owners.

The first variant is a six-seater with bucket seats, followed by a variant with a bench in the second row of seats, for a total of seven seats.

New is the availability of “Relaxation” seats with massage for the first and second rows, which can be folded down and the footrest extended when the car stops. Finally, the fourth option is the one that allows you to turn the seats 180° and turn the interior of the EV9 into a real lounge on wheels.

And if versatility comes first, so is the technology, which includes a surround digital display with a panoramic widescreen display that consists of two 12.3” screens, one for the dashboard and the other for infotainment. Also being added are Digital Side Mirrors, which are digital screens that connect to cameras instead of mirrors. There is also a digital interior rearview mirror that has the function of displaying the image from the rear camera. Added to this is a digital climate control with a 5.3” screen and a 12-inch Head-Up Display so that you have all the information without having to take your eyes off the road.

And when it comes to safety, Kia has equipped the EV9 with the highest level of safety on the market, highlighting not only its high-quality construction, but also 10 airbags and up to 20 ADAS driving assistants that allow it to reach level 2 autonomous driving, assisted by a 360° camera with 3D vision and a range of sensors and radars that allow us to mitigate some of the most common driving errors.

To power the EV9, Kia opted for two PMSM electric motors that provide a total output of 380 hp and 700 Nm of torque, powered by a high-capacity lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 99.8 kWh, which allows it to provide an autonomy of 497 kilometers.

As if all of the above wasn’t enough, the EV9 also has the ability to become a portable power source, capable of charging electronic devices or appliances and even offering emergency charging to another EV.

The Kia EV9 is now available via pre-sale at www.kiaonline.cl for USD 89,990,000, a price that includes a parka bonus, a 7 kWh Copec Voltex wall box, the first three free maintenance services (per one year or 15,000 km ) and one year of roadside assistance.

Techniqueness and sportiness in an EV: the award-winning EV6

Recognized for its design, dynamics and technology, the EV6 is the first 100% electric model created from scratch by Kia.

The Kia EV6 has been awarded European Car of the Year (2022), North American Utility Vehicle of the Year (2023), Top Gear Crossover of the Year (2021) and Red Dot Best of the Best (2022), among others. an important place among the most distinctive electric cars of the new generation.

Awarded around the world, the EV6 sports crossover continues to surprise with its aggressive driving style and unique lines.

“An award-winning model that offers not only top technology, but also one of the best driving sensations on the market. For us, it is a real luxury to put the long-awaited EV6 on the Chilean market, because it represents the first step of a new era of electrification for the brand, which does not lose the thrill of driving, but loses polluting emissions”, emphasized Sebastián Miranda, Marketing Manager of Indumotora.

This radical and attractive electric vehicle, which is mounted on the E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform), has a range of up to 506 kilometers on a single charge and becomes the brand’s benchmark for innovative technology and progressive user-focused design.

The Kia EV6 in its unique GT Line version is equipped with two electric motors that provide a power of 320 horsepower and a torque of 605 Nm, powered by a battery with a capacity of 77.4 kWh. This package enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.

The EV6 is already available through pre-sale at www.kiaonline.cl for $67,990,000 (brand bonus price) and will begin shipping in the first days of December.

Pioneer in Chile: Kia Niro EV

The Kia Niro EV has been a bestseller ever since it hit the market a year ago, and with nearly 180 examples hitting the streets, the model has established itself as a firm favourite.

This new generation Kia Niro EV has revolutionized local streets with 170 units hitting the streets thanks to Latin America’s first electromobility fund, which gave life to an alliance with Uber, TuCar, Enel X and Inversiones Security. to create the Uber Green category with us, which today allows thousands of people to choose an emission-free route through the streets of Santiago.

The Kia Niro EV is the firstandelectrical brand in the country and has already become the most successful in the market with morewith 170 units sold.

In their more than 2,760,000 km collected during this time, the mentioned 170 units of Kia Niro EV avoided the emission of 217 tonnes of CO2 into the environment.

All these figures support the technology and reliability of the PMSM Niro EV electric motor, which is powered by a high-range 64.8 kWh battery and delivers 201 HP and 255 Nm of peak torque, achieving a maximum range of 460 kilometers. in NEDC cycle*.

Today, the Kia Niro EV is available on the market for $39,990,000 including bonuses.

Kia’s future of electromobility

Internationally, the brand continues to work hard on its electrification plan under the guidelines of Plan S, which aims to make Kia the leader in electric vehicle sales by 2030, with sales of 100% electric models exceeding 1.2 million units per year. .

To achieve this, Kia will launch two electric models per year to create a full catalog of 14 electric models by 2027, maintain prices between $30,000 and $80,000, and aim to become a leading provider of sustainable mobility solutions.

Just a few weeks ago, as part of Electric Car Day, Kia unveiled its “EV for All” strategy, which aims to significantly and rapidly expand its range of electric models. So we could already meet the electric SUV EV5, together with the Concept EV4 sedan and the compact SUV EV3, a series that will continue its development to quickly reach different markets around the world and complement Kia’s aggressive electric strategy.

The growth of electromobility so that everyone can find a vehicle that suits their needs is an important part of Kia’s philosophy, which focuses its strategy on improving the customer experience with an offer that adapts to different lifestyles.

To this end, not only new electric models are being developed, but there is also a complete universe of solutions that will contribute to the driving experience, highlight the incorporation of artificial intelligence in vehicles and, moreover, introduce new services specifically developed for smartphones.

With a number of different electric models already available in Chile and a whole constellation of new developments already on the way, Kia Chile is solidifying its path to electrify and decarbonize its range, aiming to offer a cleaner and more sustainable future for all. people.

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