Here’s what we just learned about the Hyundai Ioniq 6


hyundai unveils its latest electric vehicle, the Ioniq 6, an exciting coupe-style sedan that takes on the Porsche Taycan for almost half the price. Such a car generates great excitement for car enthusiasts. According to Ashley Andrew, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor UK, the car “has already received an overwhelmingly positive response from customers and media with its combination of aero styling and long-distance EV performance”. With this statement, Hyundai announces the arrival of a special limited edition, the First Edition. Hyundai will offer two other trim levels, Premium and Ultimate. The first edition gives the car a sportier edge that matches the car’s aerodynamic profile. For £54,995 the car, although expensive for a Hyundai, like most of the Hyundai range, still offers excellent value for money. Hyundai’s first model to transport the new “H” logothe Ioniq 6 marks the start of a new era for Hyundai vehicles.

Hyundai’s latest EV offers a commendable range with its sleek design.

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Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 is a streamlined sedan

The electric vehicle segment is arguably the most exciting part of the automotive industry. With new models launched every week, the segment is constantly evolving. Most EVs are either smaller hatchbacks on the more economical end of the market and the rest high-priced SUVs. The sedan segment has so far seen the BMW i4, Tesla Model S, Audi E-Tron and Porsche Taycan. The last two are effectively the same car under the body. Hyundai and Kia’s strategy over the past few years since the Kia Stinger GT and Hyundai i30n have focused on what the German marquees do, but at a reduced price.

Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 takes on Porsche’s Taycan and Audi’s E-Tron GT. A coupe-style sedan, the Ioniq 6 not only looks great, but also has a practical element. According to Hyundai, the Ioniq 6 comes with “a range of advanced technologies and a spacious, customer-centric interior”. Additionally, the car’s range reaches an impressive 320 miles between charges for the First Edition. The entry-level Taycan’s range is just 276 miles. Hyundai’s design takes this premium figure into account. The Ioniq 6 is inspired by aerodynamics Hyundai Prophecy Concept. The sleek coupé-like body reduces wind resistance thanks to its aerodynamic profile. According to Hyundai, the drag coefficient of the Ioniq 6 is 0.21. This ultra-low figure stems from the car’s sleek design, active air vents, low front fascia and reduced wheel spacing.

The Ioniq 6 offers customers a spacious interior

Built on the Hyundai E-GMP platform, the Ioniq 6’s cabin feels both familiar and modern. The E-GMP platform, like most modern automotive platforms, facilitates the design of modular cars, allowing large and small vehicles to use much of the same components. The Ioniq 6 has only one predecessor on this platform, the Ioniq 5. A deceptively large tailgate; very similar to Kia’s brilliant EV6. The interior space seems identical to these older models. A large digital screen extends in front of the driver and the center console. The rough, sloping line that Hyundai calls a “cocoon-like interior”, which promises comfort, legroom and the use of durable construction to complete the eco-friendly EV experience.

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Hyundai writes that the Ioniq 6 meets its “ecological vision of sustainability” with the use of “sustainable materials and colors”. This car uses eco-processed leather and recycled PET fabric for the seats and headlining.

Hyundai launches the first limited edition

To mark the launch of the Ioniq 6, Hyundai is selling the Ioniq 6 First Edition. With a price tag of £54,995 or around $64,000, the Ioniq 6 First Edition demands a lot from its buyers. After all, this car still has the Hyundai badge. However, the Audi E-Tron GT starts at £83,285 or around $100,000, so an expensive Hyundai but still below the competition. The first edition revises the car’s design slightly for a more aggressive and sporty exterior. This includes 20-inch matte rear wheels and gloss black mirror caps, the Hyundai badge will also use its new ‘H’ emblem in a subtle black aluminum. Customers can choose a range of colors for their first edition. Including, Biohillic Blue Pearls, Serenity White Pearl, Nocturn Gray Metallic and Gravity Gold Matte.

Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 First Edition uses a 77.4 kWh battery that generates 325 horsepower and 605 newton meters of torque. Like the previous Based on E-GMP models the Ioniq 6 uses the 800v charging system which guarantees ultra-fast charging in all conditions, however, Hyundai does not detail any exact specifications for its new car. However, in the platform’s previous incarnation, the Ioniq 5, Hyundai boasts, that the car charges from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes. Ioniq 6 customers can expect a similar experience as this charging performance is now standard across the segment.

Adding one more feather to the ceiling of the Ioniq 6, customers of the limited-run Ioniq 6 First Edition receive a one-year subscription to IONITY Premium, Hyundai’s European charging service comprising 400,000 charging points. European Ionq 6 customers can travel without anxiety.


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