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Industry News: Introducing The 2024 Kia EV9

From: https://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/media/pressreleases/20249/introducing-the-2024-kia-ev9-modern-refinement-and-all-electric-capability-establish-a-new-industry

Kia unveiled the all-electric 2024 EV9 SUV for the first time in North America at the 2023 New York International Auto Show. As the first three-row EV SUV from Kia, the EV9 is the flagship of the global Plan S strategy, as well as a pioneer in its segment and the automotive industry.

“With the launch of the EV9, we are incorporating our experience in producing brilliantly designed, best-in-class SUVs with our deep expertise in developing the industry’s leading EVs,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO, Kia North America and Kia America. “The EV9 is a credible, high-value SUV that encapsulates our approach to bringing innovative, consumer-focused products to market with a serious commitment to electrification.”

The EV9 is a beacon that points to the future of an electrified lineup for Kia as a mobility leader. Building on Kia’s reputation of delivering vehicles with segment-above excellence, the EV9 brings the three-row SUV into the EV era with available features that matter most: generous interior volume and cargo space, towing capability, leading vehicle dynamics, rich interior appointments, and fast charging capability. Inside and out, the EV9 exemplifies the Kia design philosophy of “Opposites United,” which masters the creative tension generated by the divergent values of nature and modernity to create a harmonious whole.

Developed on the proven E-GMP architecture dedicated to electric vehicles with fourth-generation battery technology, the EV9 enhances space with seating for up to seven passengers, with a long wheelbase and flat floor that provide both flexibility and comfort for all. Through integration of some of the latest in-vehicle technology, vehicle system over-the-air updates, ultra-wideband-based Digital Key, and Onboard Power Generator (V2L) functionality, the EV9 is enabled to continue to evolve throughout the ownership experience. The EV9’s standard 800V electrical architecture enables ultrafast recharging on high-speed DC chargers, designed to go from a 10 to 80 percent state of charge in under 25 minutes. The EV9 is expected to arrive in the United States in Q4 2023.

Read More: https://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/media/pressreleases/20249/introducing-the-2024-kia-ev9-modern-refinement-and-all-electric-capability-establish-a-new-industry

Employee Spotlight: Ben Matthews

Here we are again, sitting down with one of our team members to learn more about them. We love learning about our team! This month we are talking to Ben Matthews, a Sales Representative at our Kia location. Ben has been with the company for a year and two months now. We sat down and gave Ben our usual “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned!

VanDevere: Hi Ben, thank you for taking the time to sit with us. We will start off easy… What is the best thing about your job?

Ben: The reward of helping a customer find the right vehicle!

VDV: That’s great! It is a great feeling to help someone or have the customer feel at home here. What are 3 words you would use to describe VanDevere?

Ben: Fun, welcoming, customer-focused

VDV: I do love the drive to support each other and how dedicated everyone is to help the customers. We also have so much fun as a staff with holiday events, activities, and more! The holidays are going to be full of fun! What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Ben: My boys Wyatt and Sawyer, 8 and 6, have most of my attention when I’m off work. We watch movies and play Legos now that it’s getting colder outside

VDV: There is nothing better than family! All fun things to do for sure. Speaking of taking up your time, what inspires you the most?

Ben: My family. My wife Crystal is very talented at things I am terrible at and we would be lost without her. My boys surprise me everyday with how quickly they are learning and growing and the wonderful, strange, funny things that come out of their mouths. They’re the reason I get up every morning

VDV: Well put! Family is so important and we love our little family here at VanDevere too. Fill in blank: I once met_______

Ben: On a plane I sat next to Kevin Pike, the guy who helped make the DeLorean in Back to the Future and Bruce the Shark from Jaws. We had an interesting conversation.

VDV: That is Crazy! What a great experience to meet some iconic figures. Speaking of iconic figures, if you could pick an iconic superpower, what would it be?

Ben: The same super power Batman and Ironman have… being super rich

VDV: Love their stories of using their brain to make something of themselves! I would not be made with that either. With this superpower, where would your first travel spot be?

Ben: Probably Disney World or Hawaii

VDV: Great answer! Cannot go wrong with either of those places. Now, locally, do you have a favorite place to eat or visit in your city?

Ben: My wife and I like to try different restaurants but our current favorite is Thyme Squared in Medina

VDV: I have never been but I will have to try it! I love to try new places too. Last question, since we are in the car business, what is your dream car?

Ben: I would love a Audi S8

VDV: Beautiful vehicle! What a great Dream Car choice. A big thank you to you, Ben, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your hard work for over a year of employment with The

First Look: Refreshed 2024 Kia Seltos

From: https://www.kianewscenter.com/news/all/refreshed-2024-kia-seltos-bounds-into-l.a.-with-distinctive-new-design–desirable-tech–and-enhanced/s/0279811c-3532-4fc9-a782-d603664ec591

Gleaming in vibrant Pluton Blue, the refreshed 2024 Kia Seltos made its debut today at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the compact SUV boasted big changes. Designed to appeal to consumers who enjoy life on the move, Seltos sports a more commanding presence thanks to refined design on the outside, while inside, a segment-first available panoramic display is the centerpiece of the futuristic and modern cabin. With a lively powertrain underneath the hood and the new X-Line trim added to the lineup, the Seltos adds zest to all types of adventuring, from commuting to urban landscapes and navigating busy city streets, to driving along the coast on a surfing expedition or scouting for the next best camping spot.

“Our stable of capable SUVs is stronger than ever, and despite being the smallest of the bunch, the Seltos has been a mighty performer since its introduction,” said Steven Center, COO and EVP, Kia America. “Loaded with standout style, some of the latest technology, advanced driver assistance systems, and enthusiastic performance, the 2024 Seltos serves as the perfect gateway into our bigger and more capable SUVs when the consumer is ready to step up.”

Available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, the 2024 Seltos is expected to hit showrooms in the first half of 2023.