thank the Lord. I'm not sure why anyone ever thought that was a good idea. it's not even "piano black". the actual paint on a black piano has a rich finish that is super durable and can range from matte to full gloss. it's very thick and definitely premium on the nicer pianos. auto designers stole the name for marketing reasons and just used the cheapest gloss black plastic possible.
Here’s our first look at Kia’s EV9 three-row electric SUVThe EV9 was designed with American tastes in mind and goes on sale later this year.arstechnica.com
"We have consciously not used piano black," explained Jochen Paesen, vice president of interior design at Kia. "We're using a middle gray; it's in both matte and gloss. But as you see, the combination between matte and gloss is what makes it feel refined rather than just having a lot of gloss material. So it gives you a modernity, we feel. The black gloss has had its time—we can do without it," Paesen told Ars.
Huh? Did we watch the same video?Yeah I can't imagine the swivel seats make it here. I love the infotainment compared to the ev6.
Now I just want to see a 7 seat version
I don't think its pointless, I think it will great for camping, tailgating or at the beach dune while you rest in the car's shade. It was in the concept for a reason. If they stop taking bold moves, all cars will be the same. There is V2L, they have a 120v plug in the back. It's one of the main feature having 800v, this is the perfect car to have it for camping.Those swivel seats are pointless. Look at how much room it leaves for your feet....
And it would be a shame if a battery this size does not offer V2H.
You talking about the seat capacity? The videos show the 6-pass version (2+2+2 layout). The 7-pass version will have a 2+3+2 layout.Huh? Did we watch the same video?
I loved paddles in the beginning on my ev6 but auto regen is by far the best efficiency overallI was watching one the videos that got pretty close up to the steering wheel and I did not see any paddle shifters. That would be pretty disappointing as using the paddle shifters to break is one of my favorite features about the EV6.
I really need to play with auto-regen more. I messed around with it a few times but never gave it a fair shake. Any good tutorials on best practices?I loved paddles in the beginning on my ev6 but auto regen is by far the best efficiency overall
Just set it and forget it. It uses your gps, navigation, and radar sensors to adjust regen based on your route, speed, and distance between you and the car in front of you. Its ingeniousI really need to play with auto-regen more. I messed around with it a few times but never gave it a fair shake. Any good tutorials on best practices?
That's interesting, certainly don't want to hijack this thread, but I had no idea that it was nav-based... now I'm going to have to do some research. If there are no cars in front of you and no intersections close, will it coast freely like regen 0?Just set it and forget it. It uses your gps, navigation, and radar sensors to adjust regen based on your route, speed, and distance between you and the car in front of you. Its ingenious
Yup you can watch the blue bar go up and down to show you the regen while drivingThat's interesting, certainly don't want to hijack this thread, but I had no idea that it was nav-based... now I'm going to have to do some research. If there are no cars in front of you and no intersections close, will it coast freely like regen 0?
The paddles are definitely there.On the two video's posted on here none of them have paddles so might be done another way perhaps?
Ah good eyes. Definitely looks like paddles there. Thanks for posting this!The paddles are definitely there.
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I'm guessing that's not 470 miles. Because that sounds great to me lolA few things I have spotted:
- Physical buttons that seem well-designed!
- A dedicated HOME button - yep, no more touching the screen to find it. You can probably program the STAR button e.g. to Android Auto or CarPlay.
- No more separate Nav&Map buttons - one is enough.
- There is a "Terrain Mode" button on the wheel - probably Snow/Mud/Sand. Cool. Not really for off-roading but it means EV9 can handle some country roads and deeper snow.
- At 91% displayed range is 91%. This gives the total range at 470, which is... not great, but not bad either. We'll have to wait for official data AND real-world tests.
- Shifting stick looks good.
- The UI seems like re-packaged system we know from other Kia/Hyundai vehicles, but it could be just my impression.
- The are some scroll-wheels on the steering wheel. Maybe it will be easier to adjust volume and cruise-control speed.
The changes compared to EV6 are huge. I am glad they did not go with the dual AC/Media panel which was IMO a cheap gimmick.
Hope to learn more details soon.
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