Frankfurt am Main - Yesterday evening, over 250 invited guests gathered at the Brass Group's Rödelheim site to attend the launch event for the new Kia EV9. The event, which was hosted by Thomas Wächter, Managing Director of the Brass Group and Goran Banjeglav, Managing Director at Brass Rödelheim, presented the winner of the coveted title "German Luxury Car of the Year 2024".
Highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the moment of the unveiling of the Kia EV9, in the presence of Kia Motors Germany CEO Jong Kook Lee and Thomas Djuren, COO of Kia Deutschland GmbH, the South Korean manufacturer's largest model on the European market. With an impressive 800-volt ultra-fast charging technology, the all-electric 7-seater sets new standards in charging performance in its class. Under optimal conditions, it is possible to achieve an impressive range of 239 kilometers in just 15 minutes. The range of the rear-wheel drive model is 541 kilometers, while the all-wheel drive model scores with 497 kilometers.
What particularly sets the EV9 apart, however, is its focus on unparalleled comfort. The GT-Line version impresses with electrically adjustable "Relax" seats in the front row as standard. These can not only be moved into a comfortable reclining position when parking or during loading stops, but also offer the option of ordering swivel seats (90 to 180 degrees rotatable) for the six- or seven-seater.
Even the base model of the EV9 impresses with an extensive range of equipment, including three-zone automatic air conditioning, a sensor-controlled tailgate, electrically folding backrests in the third row of seats, automatically flush door handles, digital car key and fingerprint recognition.
Not only the guests at last night's event were impressed by the innovation and quality of the Kia EV9. The vehicle has already received the "Golden Steering Wheel" 2023 in the "Family Car" category, which recognizes the versatility and practicality of this outstanding electric SUV.
The Brass Group has been selling Kia in the greater Frankfurt area since 2019 in its own 600m² showroom on a 16,000 square meter site in Frankfurt-Rödelheim. In addition to Kia, the multi-brand dealer also offers brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Cupra, Opel, Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat and various US premium cars. Brass employs around 1,200 people in its more than 30 dealerships and sells around 27,000 vehicles per year, with Kia accounting for around 1,300 of these.