With its upcoming EV sedan model, the Ioniq 6, Hyundai hopes to compete with the Tesla Model 3. The company’s Ioniq sub brand, which consists of electric vehicles, will accommodate this four-door, which shares parts with the taller and boxier Ioniq 5. This indicates that single- and dual-motor configurations and two battery-pack choices will be available. The six could offer up to 400 miles of range in some configurations, thanks to the larger pack and aerodynamic shape. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 looks futuristic, stylish, and quick while providing a more opulent interior and technological features than Hyundai’s gas-powered Sonata and Elantra sedans. Hyundai’s dramatic Prophecy concept influences its styling.
What’s New for 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6
There is a new model in the lineup called the Ioniq 6. Despite being a sedan with a lower profile than those taller crossovers, it will fall numerically between the current Ioniq 5 and the upcoming Ioniq 7. The Ioniq 5 starts at $40,925, so we anticipate the Ioniq 6 to be a little more expensive. Similar powertrain configurations and trim levels are probably available, with different battery sizes and options for rear- or all-wheel drive.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance of Hyundai Ioniq 6
The Ioniq 6’s powertrain is identical to the Ioniq 5 because the two models are built on the same platform. This means that the rear wheels of the base models will be driven by a single electric motor, while the more expensive dual-motor versions’ front and rear electric motors will provide all-wheel drive. Hyundai hasn’t yet disclosed the base single-motor configuration’s horsepower, but it will probably be close to the Ioniq 5’s 168 horsepower. Its two motors produce 321 horsepower.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
To compete with the Model 3, the Ioniq 6 must have a driving range of at least 300 miles, and that goal seems well within reach. Despite the fact that an official EPA rating hasn’t yet been made public, we believe the larger, optional 77.4-kWh battery pack for the Ioniq 6 could even travel close to 400 miles. The single-motor car’s base battery has a smaller 55.0 kWh capacity. We’ll put the Ioniq 6 through our 75 mph real-world highway range test as soon as we get our hands on one.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
In previous Ioniq models, Hyundai has prioritised lounge-like comfort, and the six don’t seem to be an exception. Initial images of the cabin demonstrate a contemporary and understated design similar to the Ioniq 5. According to Hyundai, the interior has a flat floor to give the impression of space and ambient lighting to add colour. It will be a five-seat sedan with a bench seat in the back that is a typical four-door sedan. Although the trunk’s interior space might not compare to a hatchback or crossover, the back seats will probably fold to increase the available volume.
Infotainment and Connectivity in Hyundai Ioniq 6
A 12.0-inch infotainment screen and a 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster will be available. We anticipate that the Ioniq 6 will operate on the same software as other Hyundai vehicles, including BlueLink for connectivity features and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for connecting with mobile devices. The Ioniq 6’s infotainment system will be covered in more detail closer to the vehicle’s official debut.
It’s intriguing to build a four-door sedan now that the body style, including Hyundai’s Sonata, seems to be dying out. However, it’s difficult to find fault when the final product is as stunning as the Ioniq 6. Furthermore, the modern, user-friendly electrical architecture and shapely, slightly retro curves of the vehicle are concealed. Consumers will find it difficult to say no if everything turns out to be as affordable as the Ioniq 5 crossover. Stay tuned to Auto Tech Portal for more automobile-related content.