Kia EV9 makes European dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Published | 13/07/2023


  • Dynamic debut for Kia’s new three-row, seven-seat flagship electric SUV
  • On static and dynamic display throughout the four-day event
  • EV9 pricing and specifications for European markets announced, with order books now open


July 13, 2023 The highly anticipated Kia EV9 makes its European dynamic debut today (July 13) at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, England. Following its European static unveiling in Frankfurt, Germany in May, the Kia EV9 now makes its first dynamic appearance, demonstrating Kia's commitment to cutting-edge design and sustainable mobility. From July 13 through July 16, more than 200,000 visitors are expected to come together to experience the full throttle, four-day summer event – with millions following the global broadcast.


The EV9, Kia’s brand-new all-electric flagship SUV, is on dynamic display at the prestigious hillclimb event. The car will be driven up the 1.86-kilometre hill several times throughout the weekend by pro driver Jade Paveley. Between drives, the EV9 will be on display in the ‘First Glance Paddock’. Kia will also exhibit an EV9 vehicle at the event’s ‘Electric Avenue’ area, where visitors will be able to explore the flagship SUV for themselves. Kia experts will be available to provide in-depth insights into the new model.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s largest automotive garden party and a celebration of everything exciting and innovative in the automotive industry. Each summer it hosts exhibitors, manufacturers, journalists, and enthusiasts alike.

Automotive enthusiasts are invited to follow the livestream of events unfolding at this year’s Goodwood Festival.


Goodwood – the world’s largest automotive garden party

Set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in Southern England, the event hosts global unveils from world-renowned brands. The event is famous for its exciting demonstrations in vehicles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motorsport, with some of the world’s best drivers behind the wheel. The Goodwood Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023 and provides the perfect platform to showcase the EV9, Kia’s flagship all-electric SUV, to a European audience for the first time.


The Kia EV9 – designed and built for modern lifestyles in the electrified era

Kia’s all-new EV9 is an all-electric SUV designed and built for modern lifestyles in the electrified era. As the company’s first three-row electric flagship SUV, the spacious and striking EV9 is a rugged, sophisticated, and technologically advanced electric vehicle. Available as a six- or seven-seater, it combines bold styling, premium versatility, multifaceted connectivity, and Kia’s signature ‘Opposites United’ design to deliver a vehicle that’s ready for anything. It offers a driving range of up to 541 kilometres (WLTP combined cycle), and features 800V ultra-fast charging technology, enabling it to add 239 kilometres of range in just 15 minutes from the fastest public chargers.

The Kia EV9 is one of several new models to feature in Kia’s ‘Plan S’ mid- to long-term electrification plan. The strategy will see Kia launch 15 EVs globally by 2027.



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