Hyundai late Wednesday revealed extra details about its glossy Ioniq 6 electrical sedan, together with a timeline for its U.S. arrival.
The U.S.-spec model of the Ioniq 6 will debut in November, whereas the mannequin can be constructed beginning in January, and first deliveries can be made through the first quarter of 2023, Hyundai confirmed. As anticipated, the battery pack carries 77.4 kwh, and the Ioniq 6 can cost from 10-80% in 18 minutes, similar to the Ioniq 5.
Also similar to the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 gained’t launch as a 50-state automobile. However the variety of dealerships permitted to promote the model’s EVs is rising quickly as extra turn into EV-certified. At current there are dealerships permitted to promote the EV fashions in 38 states.
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6
There are a variety of similarities, for certain. But the Ioniq 6 certain does not seem like the sibling it virtually is. As a part of a background session on the Ioniq 6, Hyundai design chief SangYup Lee gave some perception into why this electrical sedan seems to be so completely different than the equally head-turning Ioniq 5 that shared a few of its improvement and preceded it to market—though the 2 fashions have the identical platform beneath, right down to the very same battery chemistry.
In addition to “streamliner” nods to a Twenties aviation aesthetic, Lee pointed to the Stout Scarab, the Chevy Corvair, and the Saab 9-2 as influences.
Lee famous the mannequin’s very low hood and comparatively excessive roof—all a single curvature, all the way in which to the top. “This is one of those proportions only an EV can do, not ICE,” he summed. “So we really wanted to try to emphasize our design on this.”
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6
An inside reconceived round dwelling area, the parametric pixel theme, and an emphasis on sustainability and sustainable supplies are the three key pillars which are shared over the Ioniq lineup, Lee outlined. The dwelling area is enabled by the low battery positioning and flat ground afforded by E-GMP; and the pixel theme is a “differentiator for an EV era, just like the radiator grille was for many brands in the ICE era.”
Lee mentioned that from the 45 idea initially proven in 2019, delivered to manufacturing in 2021 because the Ioniq 5, to the Prophecy idea proven in 2020 that’s a harbinger of the Ioniq 6, every Ioniq mannequin will comply with a unique theme but have these three key pillars.
The Ioniq 6 cabin has been designed as a “mindful cocoon” and across the concept of personalised area. “This is based on the belief that a car should be an embodiment of lifestyle,” Lee emphasised. “The way of using a car is a bit different, resulting in a different look behind the designs with diverse lifestyles in mind rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.”
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6
All these autos are constructed on a flat ground, with the cabins changing into extra the dwelling area than the driving area. Front seats are roughly 30% thinner than in comparable vehicles, offering more room, whereas a inflexible excessive heart console is designed for a laptop computer—with loads of corresponding energy ports.
Just as within the Ioniq 5, Hyundai is offering an interface that may present a really personalised driving expertise, together with steering help, accelerator sensitivity, and different driveline traits. There’s additionally a lighting characteristic that ups the cabin brightness based mostly in your driving pace or model.
“We like to describe our model portfolio as different chess pieces, complementing a perfect set,” he added—primarily the analogy talked about by Hyundai’s head of its styling group, Simon Loasby, to Green Car Reports final 12 months, relating to the Ioniq Seven SUV. “This is why Ioniq 6 is different from Ioniq 5.”
Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, and Ioniq 7
The Seven Concept is already main the way in which to how a full-size SUV can be within the EV period, Lee added.
How will the 5 and 6 slot in for the U.S. market? Hyundai Motor America senior vice chairman Randy Parker helped present some differentiation.
“Ioniq 5 is aimed at young families, while Ioniq 6 is aimed at young single professionals looking for exceptional exterior styling, an upscale interior, and packed with all the latest and greatest technology,” he mentioned.
Count that as a suggestion for the way pricing and packaging would possibly work—which remains to be months away. Based on how Ioniq 5 curiosity and availability has performed out to date, go make pals together with your native dealership.