Kia's electric EV6 crossover has been awarded the prestigious Car of the Year Award in Geneva – a first for the South Korean brand.

Electric cars dominated the line-up of finalists, with the others in descending order including the Peugeot 308 (191), Skoda Enyaq iV (185), Ford Mustang Mach-e (150) and the Cupra Born (144).

Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe, said it was a “great honour” to have attained the title.

The EV6 is the brand’s first dedicated EV to be based on the company’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which Kia says eliminates the many compromises faced by EVs that are created on platforms initially designed for combustion engine cars.

Thanks to the E-GMP platform, the EV6 comes equipped with a large long-range 77.4kWh battery, with a highly impressive 328 miles of range with a full charge.

The Car of the Year award was founded in 1964 and is organised by seven European automotive magazines. There are 60 jury members from 23 countries who each can allocate up to 25 points to at least five of the seven shortlisted finalists.