Rolling large is the new 2024 Kia EV9 three-row all-electric SUV unveiled at the New York Auto Show. With styling and presence that can’t be ignored, the new flagship EV aims to bring size and capability to a market segment currently occupied only by luxury brands.

From the curb, the EV9 brings a block and robotic style that almost looks like it’s built out of Lego blocks. It’s muscular and modern like the latest Land Rovers, but has the more daring angles and swagger that contemporary Kia designs have been bringing forward.

Expected are some slick EV-era flourishes like the “Star Map LED” animated digital pattern welcome lighting that you can personalize. It also gets glitzy LED signature and accent lighting all around along with details like automatically deploying flush door handles.

It’s big too. At 197.4 inches longer than the ICE powered Kia Telluride SUV and nearly identical in width and height. And that means lots of space inside. Built on the Hyundai-Kia E-GMP EV platform architecture, it gets the same wide flat floor we’ve sampled in other models like the EV6. This design allows for an interior with room to stretch out.

The modern cabin features all of the latest in design and technology elements we’ve come to expect from the brand like the 12.3-inch dual-display cockpit with limitless customization and infotainment feature content.

At launch the EV9 will feature six and seven-seat configurations. Cargo space is plentifull. With all three rows up there’s 20.2 cubic feet of cargo space at the rear. When they’re all down you get 81.9 cubic feet of space.

Special attention is given to use of sustainable materials throughout the cabin including non-leather polyurethane seating surfaces, BTX-free interior trims, and partially recycled materials used in fabrics, carpeting and padding.

Two power and battery powertrain combinations will be offered at launch. The first is RWD model with a single electric motor of 215 horsepower. It can be hand with a 76.1-kWh battery or a more powerful 99.8 kWh battery which offers the maximum range of up to 300 miles.

If you want maximum power you can get the GT-Line model with both a front and rear electric motor unit for AWD and a total system 379 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. It’s AWD will be capable of variable torque-vectoring and feature multiple drive modes for slippery and challenging conditions. Range was not specified for this variant, but expect less. Towing capability is 5,000 pounds and it features a ground clearance of 7.8-inches.

The new 2024 Kia EV9 will be built in North America in West Point, GA making it the first Ka EV to be built here. It’s expected to launch in late fall of 2023. Pricing is not yet announced as of this video but expect it to start in the $55,000 to $60,000 range.