Kia has revealed the first official pictures of its Concept EV9 – a model that showcases what the brand’s new electric SUV will look like.

Following on from Kia’s radical EV6 – which is now on sale – the EV9 will be the next model in Kia’s bespoke electric car range.

Though set to be unveiled in full next week, the new renderings show the Concept EV9’s imposing size, with boxy looks and sharp headlights showcasing that – like the EV6 – Kia won’t go subtle with this new model.

Kia says the concept model will offer an ‘intriguing glimpse into the future direction of the all-electric SUV’, while promising that it will be ‘pioneering’ with its technology and advanced electric powertrain.

Inside, the EV9 looks to maximise spaciousness and light, with Kia saying the interior will offer flexibility ‘as the experience of the journey evolves’ – perhaps hinting at the model’s self-driving capabilities.

Elsewhere today Kia has announced that it will sell purely electric models in Europe by 2035 and that it will work to become a carbon-neutral company by 2045. The South Korean firm says it plans to reduce 97 per cent of the company’s 2019 levels of carbon emissions by that date, and will introduce offsetting measures for the remaining three per cent.

The new Kia Concept EV9 will be revealed in full on November 17 at the Los Angeles motor show.