Driven: Kia EV6

HERO Kia EV6 - DD ext F3Q (driving)

Guy Bird gets behind the wheel of the EV6, hailing the model as Kia’s entry into the big league

We’ve been complimentary from afar about the Kia EV6 since its early 2021 unveil, but the plaudits have only been based on virtual impressions. So when the opportunity came to actually drive the large electric hatchback on British roads, Car Design News jumped at the chance.

Up close the car is no less impressive, although the more subtle silver and white colours perhaps suit its soft and stylish curves more than the bright red GT-Line S model in these photos. Still, the EV6 feels premium and modern in a way no previous Kia has truly managed, and from its hi-tech exterior lighting tech to its overall fit and finish, it appears more than capable of taking on the likes of Audi and BMW in the desirability stakes (let alone VW’s ID range).

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