Promising a lower coefficient of drag than the Tesla Model 3 and a range better than the Ioniq 5,
Hyundaiis proving it isn’t messing around when it comes to their latest electric vehicle, the Hyundai Ioniq 6.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: Exterior and design
Although Hyundai had been
keeping many details of the Ioniq 6 close to the chest, we now know more than ever, including details about the vehicle’s unique design. The Ioniq 6 has an efficient design unlike any other vehicle on the market, that’s caught somewhere between a rounded and square exterior.
Car and Driverdescribes the exterior of the Ioniq 6 as arched and flowing, complete with a tail perked up with a glass edged spoiler that makes the Hyundai look like a four door Porsche. This design helps the Hyundai create an aerodynamic drive and a coefficient of drag that sits at 0.21.
Beyond the sharp lines, we also know the exterior features wraparound lighting, bookended air inlets, and a glossy strip of sensors.
The Ioniq 6 stands at just under 60 inches at the top of the roof, and gives drivers an option between 18-inch and 20-inch wheels.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: Engine and range
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will offer both a long range and short range batteries that are the same as drivers will find in the Ioniq 5. There’s a 77.4 kWh-battery that produces 320 hp, and a 53-kWh battery that produces 225 hp.
Each battery can be matched with a single-motor, rear-wheel drive or dual-motor with all-wheel drive. Drivers that opt for the 77.4 kWh battery can enjoy acceleration times of 5.1 seconds to get from 0 to 60 mph.
While range isn’t official just yet, with those powertrain and engine options, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Hyundai Ioniq 6 gets close to 400 miles of range before needing a charge.
CNETpoints out, charging should be just as seamless on the Ioniq 6 as it is on the Ioniq 5. An 11-kilowatt onboarding charger can replenish the battery overnight at a Level 2 outlet, but drivers also have the option to engage in DC fast charging, which can increase the battery from 10% to 80% in just about 20 minutes.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: Interior and comfort
The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 shares many similar interior, comfort, and safety features as the
Hyundai Ioniq 5. Like the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 boasts an infotainment system made up of two 12.3-inch screens that rise up from the dashboard. In both cars, we’ll also find Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and plenty of charging USB ports.
Autoweekdescribes the interior of the car as modern, minimalist, and well-built, featuring aluminum-look switches and capacitive buttons under a sheet of glass. While both the front and rear seats are made of quality, comfortable materials, the back seats can be a little snug for taller passengers.
On top of standard safety features like emergency braking and blind-spot warning, the Ioniq 6 comes equipped with an upgraded Highway Driving Assist II that has features like automatic lane changes and adjustments.
Prices for the Hyundai Ioniq 6 start around $42,000.