After a bunch of teaser images and speculations, we finally have a clear look at the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan. And, we’re happy to report that it is visually striking!
Based on the company’s dedicated E-GMP electric skateboard architecture, the Ioniq 6 doesn’t stray too far from the Prophecy concept which was shown last year. It retains many of its design elements, including the rounded-off design with smooth body lines, which is becoming synonyms with many EVs today.
At the front and the back, there seems to be some design inspiration taken from Porsche, which we are not complaining about. It also sports a swooping design which runs from front to back, and looks rather neat. The front bumper also features large air ducts on the side, with the LED headlights stationed right above them. Special attention is paid to the aerodynamics here, with the Ioniq 6 achieving a low drag coefficient of 0.21.
Take a look inside and you’ll notice a lot of similarities with the Ioniq 5, which won the World Car of the Year 2022. Here you’ll be greeted by twin 12-inch screens, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and 64-colour ambient lighting system with integrated digital mirrors on the side.
Under the hood, or rather the floor, it packs the same internals as the Ioniq 5. Using a single e-motor setup, the all-electric sedan produces 228PS of power and 350Nm of torque. There’s also a twin-motor AWD configuration motor, which makes 324PS.
The company is yet to reveal full specifications yet, although we suspect it’ll pack a bigger battery than the 77.4kWh one available in the Ioniq 5. Thanks to its aerodynamic design, and the 800V fast-charging infrastructure, the sedan’s top-up intervals should be few and far in between.
Production is scheduled to start in 2023, with the first batches of delivery expected sometime in 2024. We do expect Hyundai to bring the Ioniq 6 to India as well.
( Image credits: Hyundai Motors )