Hyundai’s ability to twist traditional concepts is amazing. After the great success of the Ioniq 5, its revolutionary electric SUV, it is doing it again today with the sedan, also electric, Ioniq 6.
This model uses the same basis as the SUV, the E-GMP platform for electric vehicles of the Korean firm, but the result in this case is an excellent sedan 4.85 meters long, 1.88 meters wide and 1.49 meters high which is a marvel of design and efficiency, especially for aerodynamic work. It’s a car that will stand out, and a lot, among the traffic.
In addition, the huge wheelbase of 2.95 meters makes the interior space spacious and comfortable in every way, which is undoubtedly one of its main characteristics.
Everything is done to make it pleasant to “live” on board, with ergonomic and comfortable seats (thinner than the classic ones, to optimize space), durable materials, programmed mood lighting
–even a wetsuit that changes with speed– and of course a lot of digitization and connectivity, for which it has a double 12-inch screen, each with all kinds of functions. The only physical controls, perfectly integrated, are those of the air conditioning system and those of the steering wheel.
The mechanics that drive the new model have two aspects, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, in this case with a double engine and a sensational power of 239 kW (the equivalent of 325 HP). It’s paired with a 77.4 kWh capacity battery, and the resulting performance is worthy of a sports car, as evidenced by the 5.1 seconds it takes to go from 0 to 100. kph.
The power of the single-wheel drive version has not yet been announced, but with the 53 kWh battery that it equips can homologate a consumption of less than 14 kWh at 100 km, a figure almost impossible to see today in large cars.
The variant with greater autonomy however, it will be the propulsion with a 77.4 kWh battery, which can travel up to 610 km on a single charge (given the lack of approval).
For energy recovery, thanks to its 800 volt system, it supports ultra-fast connections, and on a 350kW pole, this translates to just 18 minutes to recharge from 10 to 80%.
Other highlights of the new Ioniq 6 are its large 18 to 20 inch wheels, the optional Relaxation Comfort seats, the “Over the Air” update of software and multiple and advanced driving aids or the two-way charging function (V2L) to plug in even laptops and small devices in the car.
Production of Hyundai’s new model will begin in the coming months. Marketing could start in the first quarter of 2023… and it will have a version in the metaverse!