The EV (electrical car) motion is gaining pace in additional methods than one, and Hyundai is poised to be a frontrunner in a newfound power of the forthcoming mainstream EV market. To bolster the motion, Hyundai offers us a preview of their upcoming Ioniq 6 EV, which may very well be a literal problem taken to Tesla given what we see right here in a coupe-styled sloping roof EV sedan.
Hyundai’s EV targets are aggressive as they’ve got down to spend $16 billion to deliver us 30 EV fashions by 2030 with a goal to promote 3 million autos a yr. Such a purpose shall be supported by autos just like the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 constructed on the corporate’s E-GMP EV platform that may characteristic 800-volt structure for exceptionally quick charging, similar to we discover within the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Powering the brand new 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is left to both a rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive setup the place the RWD mannequin will get 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque from a motor paired to a 58-kWh or 77.4-kWh battery pack. The AWD Ioniq 6 mannequin may have a bigger battery along with a entrance motor with 99-hp and 188 lb-ft of torque for a complete output of 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque.
The distinctive proportions of the Ioniq 6 are a part of its 116.1-inch wheelbase giving passengers loads of knee and legroom whereas EVs have the battery pack low within the flooring for decrease seating positions.
The styling of the Ioniq 6 is definitely completely different however considerably follows what we’ve been accustomed to in autos just like the Mercedes-Benz CLS, an innovator of the coupe-like model in a 4-door sedan. That particular styling may be very useful because the Ioniq 6 has a claimed drag coefficient of 0.21, which makes it simply as slippery within the wind tunnel because the Tesla Model 3.
There are many different distinctive design points that take a sliver of a web page from different autos just like the rear finish being considerably Porsche-like and the Interior having a minimalistic strategy though it has two 12-inch screens, one appearing as a touchscreen for the most recent infotainment system. Other specialised inside points are the recycled supplies used all through, together with leather-based dyed utilizing flaxseed oil or the materials coming from recycled plastics.
Overall, the Hyundai Ioniq 6’s inside appears and can really feel premium, elevating what we discover at the moment in autos just like the VW ID.4. Yes, Hyundai is stepping issues up a number of notches the place there are traits that set it aside just like the variable ambient lighting that’s bounced off of surfaces of the door panels, so that you by no means actually see the lighting supply. There are even lighted pixels that change shade to characterize the Hyundai emblem on the steering wheel and its charging situation. The entrance hood badge together with the headlights and taillights are additionally dynamic made up of over 700 Parametric pixels all through. Hyundai isn’t messing round, right here!
The greatest a part of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is that it is going to be priced under the Tesla Model 3 when gross sales begin subsequent yr. We suspect that worth shall be below $48,000 for the entry-level RWD mannequin.