The Ioniq 6
electric vehicle (EV)is predicted to highlight new tech features and an interior built for luxury. With a starting price of around $42,000, what else can we expect from Hyundai’s latest model?
Where the Ioniq 6 fits in Hyundai’s current lineup
At first glance, the Ioniq 6 sports futuristic elements in the headlights and taillights. Sophisticated and sleek, this Porsche-like car will fit between the angular 2022 Ioniq 5 and the anticipated three-row Ioniq 7 SUV.
Compared to the boxy Ioniq 5, this lower-slung sedan is smooth and aerodynamic. It is, however, expected to also be a five-seater and share the same Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). And we don’t see why this GT wouldn’t also offer a 360-degree Surround View Monitor (SVM) and Level 2 autonomous safety technology.
They’re likely to share the same power configurations as well. The Ioniq 5 offers two different battery pack sizes between 220 miles and 303 miles of the country’s EPA-rated range, and single and dual-motor versions up to 320 hp. There’s a good chance the Ioniq 6 will allow drivers to clock at least 300 miles per charge.
The ultramodern interior is rumored to be spacious and provide some serious lounge vibes. We’d love to see some of those zero-gravity seats and enjoy some “me time” in the future-forward cabin. That’s the kind of car that makes you want to go on a road trip.
Other Hyundai EVs to look forward to
At a lower price point, the 2021 Ioniq Electric has an estimated range of 170 miles and features a 10.25-inch touchscreen. It’s a hatchback and will still give you that coveted federal
Also on Hyundai’s EV line is the well-rounded 2022 Tuscon Hybrid. Beating out the gas-only model, the SUV offers 258 lb-ft of torque and 226 hp. The anticipated Tuscan Plug-in Hybrid will produce 265 hp and allow for a 33-mile EV-only range. Same setup, larger battery.
We recommend the 2022 Ioniq Hybrid if you still want a little bit of that traditional engine feel. Starting at $23,600, it has exceptional fuel economy and an unbeatable powertrain warranty.
Other notable models include the 2022 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric, and the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid.
Hyundai’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality
Hyundai is bulldozing its way into the EV luxury vehicle space with its new design philosophy, the Prophecy concept, according to
Car and Driver. By 2025, Hyundai plans to have 23 electric vehicles globally. And according to the carmaker’s
website, with this new sub-brand, it’s in “progress to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.”
We’re excited about the sports utility 2024 Iconiq 7. The automaker teases furniture-like seats, oversized coach doors, and accommodations for up to seven people.
We can expect some versions to get up to 380 hp and new SK Innovation batteries with 100-kWh capacity. With 800-volt ultra-fast charging, it only needs 20 minutes of charging to get to 80 percent.
With its wide range of
eco-friendlycars, Hyundai is well on its way to achieving its 2025 goal of building a greener and more accessible future.