Hyundai Ioniq 6

  • REVIEW: Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max RWD tested in Malaysia – RM290k, can it really go 600 km on a single charge?

    This is the Hyundai Ioniq 6, recently crowned the 2023 World Car of the Year. Yes, not EV of the year (though it won that too, along with the world design of the year award), but the overall car category winner.

    The variant we’re trying out here is the Max RWD, equipped with a rear-axle-mounted motor, which has 228 PS and 350 Nm. This is a combo not seen on the earlier launched Ioniq 5, as you could only get RWD on variants with smaller batteries. As a big 77.4 kWh battery RWD model, this variant focuses on max range.

    Can the Hyundai Ioniq 6 really do 600 km on a single charge on Malaysian roads? And how does it compare to its crossover-bodied sibling the Hyundai Ioniq 5? We explain it all in this video, hope you enjoy it.

     
     
  • 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max RWD in Malaysia – full gallery; 225 hp/350 Nm EV with 614 km range, RM290k

    2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max RWD in Malaysia – full gallery; 225 hp/350 Nm EV with 614 km range, RM290k

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 was launched in Malaysia in July, with the 2023 World Car of the Year going on sale here in two variant forms, as an Ioniq 6 Max RWD, priced at RM289,888, and an Ioniq 6 Max AWD, at RM319,888, both on-the-road without insurance.

    The single-motor Max RWD seen here in the photos is equipped with a rear-axle-mounted motor, which has 225 hp (228 PS, or 168 kW) and 350 Nm in the way of output, while the dual-motor Max AWD features a motor on each axle, offering 321 hp (325 PS, or 239 kW) and 605 Nm of twist.

    Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 7.4 seconds for the Ioniq 6 Max RWD, while the more powerful AWD version reduces the sprint time to 5.1 seconds, with both variants having an identical 185 km/h top speed.

    Both the Max RWD and Max AWD versions are specified with a 77.4 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, yielding an operating range of 614 km for the Max RWD and 519 km for the Max AWD, both on a WLTP-cycle, on a single charge.

    The Ioniq 6’s 800-volt architecture enables DC charging at up to 350 kW, which the automaker says gets the battery from a 10 to 80% state of charge in just 18 minutes. At 50 kW DC, the 10-80% SoC fill takes 73 minutes, while AC charging at 11 kW takes 7.1 hours to get the battery from 0-100%.

    Cheaper options are the Lite RWD (RM219,888) and Plus RWD (RM249,888). Introduced to the local line-up earlier this month, the additions make for a four variant Ioniq 6 range in the country. Both the Lite and Plus have a rear-axle-mounted motor offering 149 hp (151 PS, or 111 kW) and 350 Nm of torque.

    The duo is fitted with a 53 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, which provides up to 429 km of travel range (WLTP cycle) on a single charge. The charging time at 350 kW DC is identical to the Max variants, and
    the smaller capacity of the unit means a quicker fill from 10% to 80% SoC at 58 minutes, at 50 kW DC, while 0% to 100% takes 5.5 hours with a 11 kW AC charger.

    Standard items across the entire Ioniq 6 range include dual-LED headlamps with intelligent front-lighting and Parametric Pixel LED rear combination tail lamps. The Lite RWD, Plus RWD and Max RWD share the same wheels, in this case 18-inch Aero units shod with 225/55 profile tyres, with the Max AWD coming with 20-inch Performance wheels and 245/40 tyres.

    Inside, highlights include leather interior upholstery (except for the Lite RWD, which gets cloth seats) two seamlessly connected 12.3-inch screens, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, 64-colour ambient lighting, wireless phone charging and a powered tailgate. All variants from the Plus RWD on also come equipped with a Bose eight-speaker sound system.

    Five exterior colours are available for the Ioniq range, these being Abyss Black Pearl, Nocturne Grey Matte, Biophilic Blue Pearl, Dive Blue Solid and Gravity Gold Matte.

     
     
  • 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV in Malaysia – Lite RWD at RM219,888, Plus RWD at RM249,888, 429 km range

    2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV in Malaysia – Lite RWD at RM219,888, Plus RWD at RM249,888, 429 km range

    Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has expanded the Hyundai Ioniq 6 range in Malaysia with the introduction of two new variants of the fully-electric model. The Ioniq 6 Lite RWD and the Ioniq 6 Plus RWD join the Ioniq 6 Max RWD and the Ioniq 6 Max AWD, which were launched in July, to make it a four variant range in the country.

    The new Ioniq 6 Lite RWD and Plus RWD variants are equipped with a single-motor, with the rear-axle-mounted unit offering 149 hp (151 PS, or 111 kW) and 350 Nm of torque. The allows both Lite and Plus variants to do the 0-100 km/h sprint in 8.8 seconds on the way to a top speed of 185 km/h, the latter identical to the higher spec Max variants.

    Both the Lite and Plus feature a 53 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, which offers up to 429 km of travel range (WLTP cycle) on a single charge. Comparatively, the Max RWD and Max AWD versions feature a 77.4 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, yielding battery range of 614 km in the Max RWD and 519 km in the Max AWD.

    Sharing the same E-GMP platform and 800-volt architecture as the Max variants, the Ioniq 6 Lite and Plus can also get from a 10% to 80% state of charge in just 18 minutes when plugged into a DC charger offering 350 kW.

    2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV in Malaysia – Lite RWD at RM219,888, Plus RWD at RM249,888, 429 km range

    The smaller battery capacity means shorter charging times than the Max variants when they are plugged in to less powerful chargers– 10% to 80% SoC takes 58 minutes at 50 kW DC, while 0% to 100% takes 5.5 hours with a 11 kW AC charger.

    The Lite and Plus variants – which ride on the same 18-inch Aero wheels and 225/55 profile tyres as seen on the Max RWD – share much of the specs seen on the Max versions, including two seamlessly connected 12.3-inch screens, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, 64-colour ambient lighting, wireless phone charging and a powered tailgate.

    They also feature Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, in which external electrical devices can be powered at up to 3.68 kW. The Lite however gets cloth seats instead of leather upholstery, with manual adjustment for the front units. It also loses the Bose eight-speaker audio system, making do with a standard six-speaker system.

    Most of the safety and driving assistance items seen on the higher-end variants are on. Safety equipment is identical, with seven airbags (including a front-central airbag), ABS, ESC, hill start assist, multi-collision brake, seat belt reminder and ISOFIX child seat anchors on the list.

    As for the SmartSense suite of driving assistance systems, the Lite and Plus are equipped with lane keeping assist, forward collision avoidance assist, smart cruise control with stop-and-go and manual speed limit assist, with the Plus adding on remote smart parking assist.

    However, the Lites omit the blind-spot collision assist, forward collision assist 2, parking collision avoidance assist and the surround view monitor that are found on the Plus and Max variants.

    The same five body colours offered with the Max variants, namely Abyss Black Pearl, Nocturne Grey Matte, Biophilic Blue Pearl, Dive Blue Solid and Gravity Gold Matte, are available for both the Ioniq 6 Lite RWD and Plus RWD.

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 Lite RWD is priced at RM219,888, while the Ioniq 6 Plus RWD goes for RM249,888, both on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of an eight-year/160,000 km battery warranty.

    Like with the Max variants, the standard two-year, 50,000 km warranty can be upgraded to a five-year, 100,000 km warranty and a three-year, 50,000 km free service package for an additional RM10,000. The free one-year Shell Recharge Gold membership for the first 30 owners upon vehicle delivery continues to apply.

    The order books for the two new Ioniq 6 variants are now open, with HSDM adding that deliveries of the Lite and Plus are set to commence sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.

    GALLERY: Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max RWD, Malaysia

    GALLERY: Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max AWD, Malaysia

     
     
  • 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 in Malaysia – RWD with 614 km range for RM289,888, AWD with 519 km, RM319,888

    2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 in Malaysia – RWD with 614 km range for RM289,888, AWD with 519 km, RM319,888

    The latest to join the range of battery-electric vehicles in the Hyundai range in Malaysia is the Hyundai Ioniq 6, which arrives in Malaysia in two variants – the Ioniq 6 Max RWD, at RM289,888 and the Ioniq 6 Max AWD, at RM319,888.

    Both the Max RWD and dual-motor Max AWD are specified with a 77.4 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, yielding battery range of 614 km in the Max RWD and 519 km in the Max AWD; both figures are based on the WLTP testing cycle. This offers the Ioniq 6 a larger battery capacity than that in the Ioniq 5, matching that of the Kia EV6.

    The single-motor Max RWD packs a rear-axle-mounted motor that outputs 168 kW (228 PS) and 350 Nm of torque, while the dual-motor Max AWD gets one motor on each axle for a combined 239 kW (325 PS) and 605 Nm of torque.

    This enables the Ioniq 6 Max RWD to do the 0-100 km/h run in 7.4 seconds while the more potent Ioniq 6 Max AWD does the sprint benchmark in 5.1 seconds; both variants have a claimed top speed of 185 km/h, and drag coefficient is 0.21 Cd, making the Ioniq 6 one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars in the world.

    2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 in Malaysia – RWD with 614 km range for RM289,888, AWD with 519 km, RM319,888

    Its 800-volt electrical architecture as part of the E-GMP platform enables charging at up to 350 kW DC, which brings a 10-80% state of charge in just 18 minutes; when charged at 50 kW DC, the 10-80% top-up is achieved in 73 minutes.

    This makes the Ioniq 6 just the fifth EV in Malaysia to use 800-volt electrical architecture, after the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron GT and the Ioniq 5 and EV6 twins. For home charging, the Ioniq 6 can be recharged at 11 kW AC.

    Exterior dimensions reveal the Ioniq 6 to be 4,855 mm long, 1,880 mm wide and 1,495 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,950 mm, where rear luggage capacity is 401 litres. Front cargo capacity differs between the two variants, with the Max RWD getting a larger front compartment at 45 litres while the Max AWD makes do with 14.5 litres. Kerb weights for the RWD and AWD variants are 1,910 kg and 2,020 kg, respectively.

    The wheelbase of the Ioniq 6 is 50 mm shorter than that of the Ioniq 5, but 50 mm longer than the Kia EV6 wheelbase, both of which share the group’s E-GMP platform. In Malaysia, the Ioniq 6 Max RWD is specified with 18-inch Aero wheels shod in 225/55R18 tyres, while the dual-motor Max AWD variant gets 20-inch Performance wheels in 245/40R20 tyres.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max RWD variant

    Exterior equipment is comprised of dual-LED headlamps with intelligent front-lighting, and Parametric Pixel LED rear combination tail lamps. Further lighting equipment includes the rear fog lamps, position lamps, side repeater lamps and power-adjustable and folding side exterior mirrors. The Max AWD variant adds a sunroof. Notable omissions on the Malaysian models are the Digital Side Mirrors and the Bluelink app support.

    Inside, leather interior upholstery is specified for both variants, with power adjustment and lumbar support for both driver and front passenger. The driver gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a multi-function steering wheel, along with voice command functionality and an electrochromic interior rear-view mirror.

    One notable shift concerning the interior controls are the front window controls which have been moved from the doors to the centre console, such as those found in classic Mercedes-Benz and BMW models. This is in order to free up more knee room by the doors, and the centre console is also no longer a sliding unit as in the Ioniq 5.

    On both variants, mobile connectivity supports wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with Bluetooth; audio output is by a Bose eight-speaker system The cabin gets 64-colour ambient lighting, while the rear seats get 60:40 split-folding. For the vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, external electrical devices can be powered at up to 3.68 kW.

    Safety equipment consists of seven airbags including a front central airbag, ABS, ESC, hill start assist, multi-collision brake, seat belt reminder and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

    In terms of advanced driver assistance systems, both variants of the Ioniq 6 are equipped with blind-spot collision assist, lane keeping assist, forward collision avoidance assist, smart cruise control with stop-and-go, manual speed limit assist, Forward Collision Assist 2, remote smart parking assist, parking collision avoidance assist and the surround view monitor.

    2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 in Malaysia – RWD with 614 km range for RM289,888, AWD with 519 km, RM319,888

    The regular warranty offering of two-year, 50,000 km coverage can be upgraded to include a five-year, 100,000 km warranty and a three-year, 50,000 km free service package at a fee of RM10,000; both standard and optional vehicle warranty packages come with an eight-year, 160,000 km drive battery warranty.

    The first 30 owners of the Ioniq 6 in Malaysia will also receive a one-year Shell Recharge Gold EV charging membership upon delivery of their vehicle.

    This weekend, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be on display at EVx 2023 at the Setia City Convention Centre from July 22 to 23, where admission is free of charge.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max RWD

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max AWD

    GALLERY: Hyundai Ioniq 6 official images

     
     
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 launching in Malaysia on July 21?

    It looks like the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be launched July 21, which is this Friday, according to a countdown that has been appearing on Hyundai Malaysia’s Instagram page. Today’s teaser post says 4 days to go, which should end with 1 day to go on Thursday.

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 has a range of up to 614 km, thanks to its 77.4 kWh battery and its aerodynamic efficiency. Its slippery form offers a drag coefficient of just 0.21 Cd, making this one of the world’s most aerodynamically efficient production vehicles, helping it make the most of its battery capacity.

    Its E-GMP platform employs an 800-volt electrical architecture which is still the preserve of just a few EVs on the market in the world today. Maxing out its DC charging ability will yield a 10-80% state of charge in just 18 minutes, making it one of the world’s fastest-charging EVs.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 launching in Malaysia on July 21?

    Of course, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will also be showcased at this weekend’s EVx 2023 event. EVx 2023 will be held at the Setia Alam Convention Centre from July 22-23, where admission is FREE.

    Not only will you get to see the Ioniq 6 in person, there will also be test drives and an even more immersive experience at the Ioniq 6 Experience which will be held at the Ballroom Building, just 100 metres away from the EVx 2023 venue. The first batch of Ioniq 6 buyers will receive a mystery gift.


     
     
  • Bangkok 2023: Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV – streamliner shape brings efficient aero, up to 610 km range WLTP

    Bangkok 2023: Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV – streamliner shape brings efficient aero, up to 610 km range WLTP

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is on live display at the 2023 Bangkok International Motor Show, as the ‘streamliner‘ electric vehicle from the Korean brand makes its Asean market appearance. Its debut in Bangkok comes ahead of its confirmed Malaysian market arrival, which is set to take place this year.

    Measuring 4,855 mm long, 1,880 mm wide and 1,495 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,950 mm, the Ioniq 6 packs a 77.4 kWh battery that enables a maximum range of 610 km on the WLTP cycle, according to the manufacturer. Its slippery shape yields a drag coefficient of 0.21, enabling an energy consumption rate of 13.9 kWh/100 km, which Hyundai says makes the Ioniq 6 one of the most energy-efficient EVs.

    The Ioniq 6 shares its E-GMP platform with the Ioniq 5, along with that model’s 800-volt electrical architecture that also permits 400-volt charging. Like the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 can be recharged at up to 350 kW in order to reach a 10-80% state of charge in just 18 minutes. Conversely, a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function enables the Ioniq 6 to serve as a power supply, too.

    In its top specification, the Ioniq 6 packs a dual-motor AWD powertrain, rated to produce 320 PS and 605 Nm of torque. These outputs enable a 0-100 km/h time of 5.1 seconds.

    Here, we get a closer look at details on the Ioniq 6 such as the digital side cameras which replace conventional mirrors, the Parametric Pixel design for its headlamps, rear combination lamps as well as its high-mount stop lamp.

    Based on earlier details from Hyundai, the cabin of the Ioniq 6 maximises legroom and overall spaciousness with the flat floor layout enabled by the underfloor location of the main battery. Dual-colour ambient lighting offers users a choice of 64 colours and six dual-colour themes.

    In front, the Ioniq 6 features a 12-inch digital instrument panel and a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display, supporting both Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay. Bluetooth multi-connection capability enables the pair of up to two devices at the same time; one for phone calls and the other for media streaming.

    With the Ioniq 6 having been confirmed for its Malaysian market debut, it will join the differently-styled Ioniq 5 in Hyundai’s electric vehicle line-up locally. Prices for the Ioniq 5 in Malaysia now start from RM207,808; how much might the curvy Ioniq 6 be priced when it arrives?

     
     
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 gets 614 km range, 13.9 kWh/100 km on WLTP cycle – one of the most efficient EVs ever

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 gets 614 km range, 13.9 kWh/100 km on WLTP cycle – one of the most efficient EVs ever

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be capable of achieving a range of 614 km on the WLTP testing cycle thanks to its E-GMP electric vehicle architecture drag coefficient of 0.21, the Korean carmaker has announced.

    This capability will make the Ioniq 6 one of the most energy-efficient electric vehicles on sale – at a consumption rate of 13.9 kWh/100 km – when it becomes available in selected European markets this year, and in North America next year. Its aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.21 is the lowest in Hyundai’s line-up, and is also one of the lowest in the automotive industry, said Hyundai.

    This has been made possible by a range of design elements such as the active air flap, wheel air curtains, integrated rear spoiler and wheel gap reducers, the latter helping to minimise the empty space between the front bumper and the tyres in order to improve aerodynamic performance around its wheel wells, according to the carmaker.

    “We put every effort into designing the most efficient car in the EV segment. Our focus on improving aerodynamics helped to achieve one of the longest all-electric range vehicles available, which will reduce customers’ EV range anxiety and help grow the segment,” said Hyundai head of total vehicle performance development centre Byung Hoon Min.

    Its range comes courtesy of a 77.4 kWh battery, which, depending on specification, is paired with either a single-motor rear-wheel-drive or a dual-motor all-wheel-drive configuration. The highest output comes from the dual-motor AWD that produces 320 PS and 605 Nm of torque, which enables the Ioniq 6 to attain a 0-100 km/h time of 5.1 seconds.

    The Ioniq 6 is built on the E-GMP platform that also underpins the Ioniq 5, which means the use of an 800 V electrical architecture that also supports 400 V charging, says Hyundai. When charging at its maximum rate of 350 kW, the battery of the Ioniq 6 can be replenished from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes, like with the Ioniq 5.

    A vehicle-to-load (V2L) function enables the Ioniq 6 to charge electrical devices and to serve as a backup power supply via its exterior power outlet. Additionally, another outlet beneath the rear seat can recharge devices such as laptops and mobile phones.

    VIDEO: Hyundai Ioniq 6

    GALLERY: Hyundai Ioniq 6

     
     
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 – 610 km WLTP range, 320 PS/605 Nm dual-motor AWD; e-ASD for ‘spaceship-like sound’

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 – 610 km WLTP range, 320 PS/605 Nm dual-motor AWD; e-ASD for ‘spaceship-like sound’

    Unveiled towards the end of last month, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 joined the Ioniq 5 in the brand’s range of fully electric vehicles, bringing what it calls the “streamliner” aesthetic in contrast to the square-edged form of the Ioniq 5. Now, more details on the fastback EV have been revealed.

    Hyundai has now revealed that the Ioniq 6 measures 4,855 mm long, 1,880 mm wide and 1,495 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,950 mm; for comparison, its stablemate the Ioniq 5 is 4,635 mm long, 1,890 mm wide and 1,605 mm tall with a wheelbase of 3,000 mm.

    Packing a 77.4 kWh battery, the Ioniq 6 can be specified with either single-motor rear wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel-drive. The top powertrain specification is the dual-motor AWD version, which outputs 239 kW (320 PS) and 605 Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 5.1 seconds. In its most long-reaching form, the Ioniq 6 can attain a range of 610 km on the WLTP cycle, says Hyundai.

    Like the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 is built on the manufacturer’s E-GMP architecture for electric vehicles, and this supports the use of both 400 V and 800 V charging, where the use of the former is possible without additional parts or adapters, says Hyundai. When charging at 350 kW, the Ioniq 6 battery can be replenished from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes, like the Ioniq 5.

    Similarly, the sharing of a platform and electrical architecture enables a similar feature set, including a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function that enables the Ioniq 6 to charge electrical device and serve as a backup power supply when away from the electricity grid, or in emergencies. In addition to the exterior power outlet, a second outlet beneath the rear seat can power items such as phones and laptops.

    Inside, the Ioniq 6 features a modular dashboard comprised of a 12-inch digital instrument panel and a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display, with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay while Bluetooth multi-connection enables the pairing of up to two devices at the same time; one for phone calls and the other for music streaming.

    Navigation in the Ioniq 6 is supported by Bluelink infotainment and map updates, while audio playback comes courtesy of a Bose eight-speaker system which includes a subwoofer.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 – 610 km WLTP range, 320 PS/605 Nm dual-motor AWD; e-ASD for ‘spaceship-like sound’

    The infotainment setup in the Ioniq 6 offers real-time travel radius mapping based on the vehicle’s current state of charge, and the onboard connected services also aid the driver in searching for and planning the best route that includes a charging station along the way.

    Optional is the Relaxation Comfort seats for the front row, and all seats in the Ioniq 6 are EV-specific, made to be 30% thinner than the seats in conventional models, offering more space in the cabin. Device connectivity is offered through one USB Type-A and four USB Type-C ports.

    Drive modes and customisation is offered through what Hyundai calls the EV Performance Tune-up system, which enables the adjustment of parameters such as steering effort, motor power, throttle pedal sensitivity and driveline modes, from which the driver can create several different combinations. The Ioniq 6 also has e-ASD which emits a “spaceship-like sound” in the cabin, and the timbre changes with the vehicle’s driving status, says Hyundai.

    In the area of advanced driver assistance systems, the Ioniq 6 packs the latest iteration of Hyundai SmartSense, which includes Highway Driving Assist 2, Smart Cruise Control, and Forward Collision Avoidance Assist. In the SEL and Limited trim variants of the Ioniq 6, additional features include Junction Crossing, Lane-Changing Oncoming and Lane-Changing Side as well as Evasive Steering Assist.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 – 610 km WLTP range, 320 PS/605 Nm dual-motor AWD; e-ASD for ‘spaceship-like sound’Hyundai Ioniq 6 – 610 km WLTP range, 320 PS/605 Nm dual-motor AWD; e-ASD for ‘spaceship-like sound’

    Further semi-autonomous features include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, High Beam Assist, while the driver attention warning system observes the driver for inattentiveness and recommends a rest stop if required. This also alerts the driver to the vehicle ahead setting off from a standstill.

    Meanwhile, other assistance features include the blind spot view monitor, blind spot collision assist, avoidance assist, Forward/Side/Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.

    Production of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is slated to begin in the third quarter of this year, and the schedule of market launches will be announced later, said Hyundai.

    The Ioniq 6 will be available in 12 exterior colours, which are Gravity Gold Matte, Abyss Black Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Curated Silver Metallic, Nocturne Gray Metallic, Nocturne Gray Matte, Transmission Blue Pearl, Biophilic Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, Digital Green Pearl, Digital Green Matte and Byte Blue. Meanwhile, the interior can be specified in four colours, which are dark grey with light grey, dark olive green with light grey, black with pale brown, and black.

    GALLERY: Hyundai Ioniq 6

     
     
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV – electric sedan gets smooth looks, 77.6 kWh battery, 482 km range, 0-100 km/h in 5.2 sec

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV – electric sedan gets smooth looks, 77.6 kWh battery, 482 km range, 0-100 km/h in 5.2 sec

    Hyundai has unveiled the Ioniq 6, the latest in the brand’s range of fully electric vehicles and which joins the Ioniq 5 that made its debut last February.

    The Ioniq 6 is quite a departure from the Ioniq 5 in terms of exterior design, as the new car employs a “streamliner” aesthetic – as suggested through teasers prior to its debut. Boasting a drag coefficient of 0.21, the Ioniq 6 also offers the lowest drag coefficient of any Hyundai yet, according to the automaker.

    Its slippery aerodynamic traits come from its single-curve silhouette, as well as features such as the low nose, active front air flaps, wheel gap reducers and the optional digital side cameras which take the place of conventional mirrors.

    Towards the rear, the decklid spoiler resides above the fastback boot which has its own lip. Beneath, the Ioniq 6 also employs a fully covered undercarriage, along with optimised deflectors and a reduced wheel-to-arch gap for smoother airflow.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV – electric sedan gets smooth looks, 77.6 kWh battery, 482 km range, 0-100 km/h in 5.2 sec

    Visual cues that additionally tie the Ioniq 6 to its Ioniq electric vehicles are in the use of more than 700 Parametric Pixels throughout the car, such as in its headlamps, rear combination lamps, front lower sensors, air vent garnishes and centre console. At the rear of its exterior, the Ioniq 6 also gets a Parametric Pixel high-mounted stop lamp that further emphasises its visual identity.

    Hyundai employs the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) for the Ioniq 6, as it has on the Ioniq 5 and which is shared with other models from within the group such as the Kia EV6 and the Genesis GV60.

    Technical specifications for the Ioniq 6 are scarce for the time being, though despite its numerical positioning relative to the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 is actually a smaller vehicle. According to Ars Technica, the new, more curvaceous EV has a 50 mm shorter wheelbase than that of the Ioniq 5, which spans 3,000 mm between its axles.

    The sharing of the E-GMP platform that is employed for the Ioniq 5 holds the possibility of shared powertrains and battery specifications, which brings single- and dual-motor configurations for rear- and all-wheel-drive.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV – electric sedan gets smooth looks, 77.6 kWh battery, 482 km range, 0-100 km/h in 5.2 sec

    With the larger, 77.6 kWh battery from the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 is expected to yield a battery range of around 482 km. In terms of performance for reference, the most potent Ioniq 5 in 302 hp/605 Nm guise does 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, and a top speed of 185 km/h.

    The Ioniq 6 had been originally intended to remain closer to the design of Prophecy concept car, though packaging of the 150 mm-thick main battery beneath the cabin floor meant that final car as seen here could not be as low-slung as the concept.

    Hyundai design chief Lee Sangyup had intended to stretch the wheelbase of the final car to try and retain more of the show car’s proportions, though wider consensus within the company that it was to be shorter than the Ioniq 5.

    “This was the design and to be honest, it’s what we pushed for at the design centre. but the sales division and marketing decided that 4,485 mm [for the overall length of the Ioniq 6] was about the right size,” Lee told Ars Technica. For comparison, the Ioniq 5 measures 4,635 mm long, with the aforementioned 3,000 mm wheelbase.

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    Hyundai calls the Ioniq 6 cabin a “coccoon-shaped interior” intended as a comfortable hideaway and personal space, and the underfloor location of the vehicle’s battery as part of the E-GMP design enabled the maximising of legroom and overall spaciousness in the cabin, said Hyundai.

    Overall illumination in the Ioniq 6 is provided by dual-colour ambient lighting, and users can select from 64 colours and six dual-colour themes that have been developed by colour experts to help create a lighting environment where the car’s driver and passengers feel relaxed and comfortable. The steering wheel features four Interactive Pixel lights in the centre of the steering wheel to facilitate communication between driver and vehicle.

    The front door cards have been designed without buttons or controls to provide “more breathing room” and storage space, while transparent accents on the crash pad garnish, door map pocket and lower console section accentuate the cabin’s spaciousness, says Hyundai.

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    Complementing its zero-exhaust-emissions nature, the Ioniq 6 environmentally friendly materials and processes in its manufacture, such as with recycled pigment paint extracted from end-of-life tyres for cladding, and bamboo charcoal pigment paint for its body.

    Inside, the cabin of the Ioniq 6 also gets sustainable materials and colour treatments. Depending of trim level, its seats are made from eco-process leather or recycled PET plastic, while bio TPO skin is used for the dashboard, bio PET fabric for the headliner, vegetable oil-derived bio paint for the doors, and in a first for the Ioniq sub-brand, the use of recycled fishing nets for its carpets.

    More details, including the full specifications of the Ioniq 6 will be unveiled next month, says Hyundai, which will further detail the new electric car’s features and technologies.

     
     
 
 
 

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RON 95 RM2.05 (0.00)
RON 97 RM3.47 (0.00)
RON 100 RM5.00
VPR RM6.00
DIESEL
EURO 5 B10 RM2.15 (0.00)
EURO 5 B7 RM2.35 (0.00)
Last Updated Mar 28, 2024