Hyundai’s subsequent EV is right here, and the press launch is persistent in its pushing of personalization.
Questionable alliteration apart, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 actually does intrigue, a minimum of on paper, and never simply due to a bunch of buzzy advertising BS about how house owners can use the automotive in ways in which finest match their distinctive personalities.
Let’s begin with some specs. The battery here’s a 77.4-kWh unit, and vary is promised at over 610 kilometers or about 380 miles.
Hyundai is promising obtainable ultra-fast charging that may take the battery from 10 p.c to 80 p.c in 18 minutes.
The automotive has a wheelbase of about 116 inches and a size of about 191 inches and can supply both 18- or 20-inch wheels.
“IONIQ 6 is designed and engineered to seamlessly enhance our daily lives as space to awaken your potential,” stated Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Customer Experience Division, Hyundai Motor Company, in a press launch. “The innovative interior is meticulously thought out as a cocoon-like personal space, enhanced with the latest technologies to create a safe, fun, and stress-free driving experience. The spacious interior, with sustainability and usability at its heart, once again represents a step forward for electric vehicles, in line with the values of our customers.”
Inside, obtainable ambient lighting offers the client 64 colours and 6 pre-set themes to choose from. The brightness of the lights may even change with the automotive’s velocity. Optional entrance seats promise to extend consolation by way of a easy change in seat angle — although Hyundai doesn’t say how. All obtainable seats are thinner, permitting for more room, and the automotive gives 4 Type-C ports and one Type-A.
Back to efficiency — drivers can regulate energy, steering effort, accelerator-pedal sensitivity, and driveline mode, all with a couple of button presses.
“IONIQ 6 connects an emotional convergence of functionality with aesthetics,” stated SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Center, within the launch. “The distinctive streamlined design is the result of close cooperation between engineers and designers, with obsessive attention to detail and customer-centric values at the core. We have created the IONIQ 6 as a mindful cocoon that offers [a] personalized place for all.”
The automotive shall be both rear-wheel drive or have a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup. The latter model will make about 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque, with Hyundai claiming a 0-100 km/h (about 0-62 mph) time of 5.1 seconds.
Vehicle-to-load, or V2L, tech permits the proprietor to make use of the automotive to cost different digital units.
The sprint has a 12-inch gauge cluster and 12-inch infotainment display, and naturally Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are a part of the options listing. The Bluetooth system permits for the pairing of multiple cellphone, and there’s a Bose audio system with subwoofer. Hyundai’s BlueLink connected-car service helps maintain the navigation system updated, and over-the-air updates maintain the entire system present.
Advanced driver-assist techniques embody good cruise management that learns the way you drive, freeway driving-assist 2 (facilities the car, maintains distance from the automotive forward), and ahead collision-avoidance help. Upper trims can have junction-crossing help and techniques that assist the motive force keep away from crashes when altering lanes. There will even be obtainable high-beam help, driver-attention warning, and clever speed-limit help, which matches the automotive’s velocity with that of the restrict.
Blind-spot monitoring and collision-avoidance help techniques are additionally obtainable, as is rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance help, secure exit warning, and a 360-degree digicam.
Production is slated to start this fall.
Did we point out personalization means up prime? We did. Well, Hyundai’s launch supplies included a video of three characters working eye-rolling jobs corresponding to metaverse designer, displaying how every character can customise the automotive and driving expertise to finest match his or her life-style.
Excuse me whereas I am going refund my lunch after that little bit of disagreeable advertising babble.
It will get worse — Hyundai is promising digital take a look at drives within the metaverse.
Back right here in the true world, the Ioniq 6 appears intriguing, irrespective of how cringe the outreach to Millennials and Gen Z the advertising is.
The efficiency specs alone appear good and robust. We’ll see the place the pricing falls, however Hyundai may have itself an EV flagship sedan — one which’s very good however no so good that it has to get Genesis branding.
The EV future goes to be attention-grabbing
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