Kia Motor Group is a renowned vehicle manufacturer. In a daring market expedition, the Korean automaker embarked on an ambitious plan to revamp its cars and introduce newer models amidst stiff competition.
As a result, car enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the production or revamping of several high-end vehicles with impressive designs and exceptional performance. Below, we highlight the top three models Kia will release in 2024.
2024 Kia EV9
First in Kia’s lineup is the EV9. It’s a three-row SUV expected to realize the company’s goal of launching more electric cars by 2026. It will likely be available by the end of 2023. Here’s what you can expect from this electric vehicle.
Performance and Drivetrain
Experts believe the EV9’s drivetrain will be similar to that of the smaller EV6. The standard trim will have a rear-wheel drivetrain and a single motor on the rear axis generating 215 horsepower. Similarly, the long-range trims will have a single engine, although the power output will likely drop to 201 horsepower.
Kia may also have a dual motor system for the all-wheel drivetrain producing 379 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, which should enable the car to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds.
Battery Capacity and Range
The standard trim will have a 76.1 kWh battery, while the long-range models will use a 99.8 kWh one. Both batteries will have an 800-volt charging architecture for faster replenishment. The estimated range on the rear-wheel drivetrain will be 300 miles, and the all-wheel drivetrain will have an even higher one.
Interior and Exterior Design
The Kia EV9 will have an impressive interior design. It will accommodate six or seven occupants, depending on the availability of a bench seat in the second row. It will have a versatile seat design enabling the middle seats to face the rear, forward, or toward the side door. In addition, folding the third-row seats will create more leg and headroom for your passengers.
The Kia EV9 boasts two 12.3-inch screens for the infotainment system and the gauge cluster. In the middle is the HVAC system that regulates the cabin temperature. Unlike most models, it will have no physical knobs, except for the standard volume control and HVAC knobs. Kia has yet to unveil more information about the infotainment system and technology.
2024 Kia Seltos
Kia Seltos debuted in the automobile market to enrich the company’s SUV lineup. Its popularity grew due to its appealing colors, sleek design, and top-notch safety features. In 2024, Kia will release a redesigned Seltos with a modern look, an additional new trim, and more engine power.
Performance and Drivetrain
The 2024 Kia Seltos will have two four-cylinder engine options: naturally aspirated and turbocharged. The current 2.0-liter engine produces 147 horsepower, while an upgrade provides an optional 1.6-liter engine producing 195 horsepower.
The Kia Seltos will also have two drivetrains and gear transmission options. The conventional engine will use a continuously variable transmission to distribute power to the front wheels. An optional all-wheel drivetrain will use a center differential lock to distribute power to all four wheels. The upgraded engine will use an automated eight-speed-gear system, unlike the old seven-speed dual-clutch.
The interior of the Kia Seltos is stylish, but it will be even more attractive in 2024 thanks to a creative revamp. A lower dashboard will run across the front panel, hosting two 10.3-inch display screens. The center console will have a gear shift yoke, climate control, and other control buttons. The dashboard will have black plastic panels to cover the top surface.
The front seats will have a sporty design and, to enhance durability, cloth or leather upholstery. Finally, the 2024 Kia Seltos will retain its predecessor’s heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheels, and control knobs on the higher trims.
The 2024 Kia Seltos will hit dealerships in three colors: Valais Green, Fusion Black, and Pluton Blue. The exterior design includes an upgraded front grille with LED daytime and fog lights. A brand-new LX trim will also come with an impressive black exterior, an X-Line badge on the front grille, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The base trim has an 8.0-inch infotainment touch screen, high-definition radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and voice recognition capabilities. On the higher trims, expect a 10.25-inch touch screen, a satellite radio, and standard entertainment features. An eight-speaker sound system will provide enhanced audio quality.
Another incredible feature of the 2024 model is the digital key system that allows you to lock or unlock the car remotely.
2024 Kia Sorento
The Sorento is Kia’s second-largest SUV after the Kia Telluride. It’s a three-row vehicle with seven seats, high-tech features, and exclusive designs. Although the car has been on Kia’s product lines for some time, a significant facelift could see it return to the market with added features in 2024.
The car will have two engine options to match your needs while enhancing efficiency and performance. The base trim will have a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter engine producing 191 horsepower and a turbocharged version producing 281 horsepower. Both engines will operate with an eight-speed automated transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain.
Interior and Exterior Design
The upcoming Kia Sorento boasts a chic interior design that prioritizes your comfort and that of your fellow passengers. Among its features is a high-resolution touch screen on the dashboard, which controls the navigation, infotainment, and audio systems. Furthermore, the interior is complemented by a spacious panoramic roof and heated and ventilated front seats.
An interactive, state-of-the-art infotainment system will integrate many tech features. You’ll enjoy a 10.25-inch touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot, voice recognition, live streaming, and satellite radio.
Choose Your Favorite Car From Kia’s 2024 Lineup
Undoubtedly, Kia is a well-known brand in the automotive industry. As expected, the company has incorporated pleasant surprises in its production lines to provide a memorable driving experience. You can choose the all-electric EV9, the automated Kia Seltos, or the diesel-powered Kia Sorento to maximize fuel efficiency. Please contact our Huffines Kia Corinth dealership to learn about our selection of new and used Kia models.