Motoring: Kia’s EV6 puts a new face on the future of electric SUVs

With its striking looks, spacious interior and impressive battery, the new flagship EV6 puts Kia firmly ahead of the competition

Kia’s new electric SUV, the EV6: its shape was primarily influenced by the Lancia Stratos rally car of the 1970s. Picture: Thorsten Weigl Photography

In the time since Kia introduced its first fully electric car, the quirky Soul EV, the landscape has changed dramatically with a growing list of manufacturers offering battery-powered models. The e-Niro bolstered the South Korean brand’s electric offering with a more widely accepted design.

Now Kia is taking it all to another level with a new flagship electric SUV called the EV6. While its name might be a tad white goods, there is nothing dull ...