Hyundai is charging into the EV market with a ardour and is anticipated to disclose its subsequent all-electric mannequin within the coming months, with this teaser picture displaying the design path it’s taking for what it has dubbed the “Electrified Streamliner.”
Set to formally be named the Ioniq 6, the brand new battery-electric automobile will borrow closely from the design cues first spotlighted within the type of the Hyundai Prophecy Concept unveiled in 2020. As its alphanumeric identify suggests, Ioniq 6 will sit between the compact Ioniq 5 crossover and the greater Ioniq 7 mannequin proven on the L.A. Auto Show final November because the Seven idea.
“Inspired by the company’s Prophecy concept EV, Ioniq 6 will be communicated as the Electrified Streamliner with clean, simple lines and a purely aerodynamic form,” Hyundai stated in a press release accompanying this picture and a teaser video. “The streamliner design typology evident in the sketch reflects Hyundai designers’ commitment to satisfy both aesthetic and functional needs of customers in the electric mobility era.”
More pictures coming
The automaker went on to say that “additional … teaser images,” together with extra full exterior and inside designs of the Ioniq 6, will probably be launched “later this month.”
Based on the design renderings proven above, in addition to what we’ve seen with the Prophecy idea, Kia put a premium on maximizing the aerodynamics of the Ioniq 6 and will are available in with an awfully low drag coefficient — one thing that may enhance vary in addition to efficiency. If something, you may see a little bit of the brand new Mercedes-Benz battery-electric flagship, the EQS, within the Hyundai design.
How a lot of the Prophecy’s distinctive particulars will carry over? Likely fairly a bit, although the manufacturing mannequin’s distinctive rear spoiler seemingly received’t be product of glass.
The inside design is anticipated to replicate the open areas theme of the Ioniq 5, with a free-floating heart console and flat load ground.
What we all know
While the South Korean carmaker is resorting to a sluggish reveal, a lot of key particulars have already gotten out in regards to the Ioniq 6.
To begin with, it should share the identical underlying E-GMP structure as each the Ioniq 5 and seven crossovers — together with dozens of different battery-electric automobiles set to flesh out the line-ups for the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis manufacturers.
The versatile platform will permit for a wide range of completely different battery pack sizes and motor configurations. In the Ioniq 6, search for each single and twin motor variants, the latter anticipated to make round 300 horsepower in commonplace trim.
But the three Korean manufacturers are pushing to benefit from the efficiency potential of electrical propulsion and a few reviews recommend an Ioniq 6 will even be provided in N trim making as a lot as 576 hp, utilizing the identical drivetrain format because the upcoming Kia EV6 GT.
Sleek design = longer vary
In phrases of vary, the sleeker physique ought to yield massive advantages right here. The Ioniq 5 SUV will get an EPA score of as much as 300 miles in rear-wheel-drive kind, and 256 miles for the twin-motor package deal. The Ioniq 6 may are available in nearer to 350 miles with a single-motor choice.
How the Ioniq 6 will match into the broader Hyundai line-up is unclear. But there have been reviews from South Korea the carmaker is rethinking the long-term position of a few of its most acquainted nameplates.
As TheDetroitBureau.com famous earlier this month, the Sonata may fall sufferer to declining sedan gross sales, presumably to have the all-electric Ioniq 6 take its place. The two fashions seem fairly comparable in dimension.
As for timing, a full reveal of the Ioniq 6 is anticipated this summer season, with the manufacturing mannequin set to go on sale subsequent 12 months, seemingly as a 2024 mannequin.