Hyundai recently revealed its second model for the Ioniq family, the 2024 Ioniq 6, a few weeks ago, but it didn’t give us any specs. Now we have them and they look quite good. Hyundai has announced that the Ioniq 6 will have a driving range over 379 miles (610 kilometers) on Europe’s WLTP cycle. Here in the U.S. we can expect a slightly shorter range based on the EPA cycle. To compare, the Ioniq 5 has a range up to 507 km on the same cycle.
The Ioniq 6 is based on the same E-GMP platform as the Ioniq 5, which means that it also gets the same 800-volt architecture. Using a 350-kW charger, the Ioniq 6 can be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in only 18 minutes. It can also support 400-volt charging infrastructure. Hyundai also says that the Ioniq 6 will be one of the “most energy-efficient” EVs with a WLTP estimated energy consumption under 14 kWh per 100 km.
The Ioniq 6 will be offered in single (rear-wheel drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel drive) versions. The 77.4-kWh battery pack powers the electric motors. The top version with its dual motors has 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque on tap, which can accelerate from 0-62 mph in only 5.1 seconds. Hyundai hasn’t announced the specs for the rear-wheel drive version. The Ioniq 6 is also Hyundai’s first model to get over-the-air software updates.
The “Electrified Streamliner” like Hyundai likes to call the Ioniq 6, measures 191 inches long, which means that it’s just a tad shorter than the Sonata. With a 116-inch wheelbase, the Ioniq 6’s has more space between the wheels than the Sonata, which allows for more interior space.
Inside the spacious and and modern interior features a 12-inch digital cluster and a 12-inch infotainment display. There’s also ambient lighting with 64 colors and six pre-selected settings. An interesting Speed Synch Lighting mode changes the brightness of the interior in the front row based on the speed you’re driving at. There are also optional Relaxation Comfort Seats in the front that make it even more comfortable to relax in while you charge the Ioniq 6.
The Ioniq 6 is slated to go on sale in Q3 of this year in South Korea and other markets. Production for North America will begin in January 2023, with sales kicking off shortly after.
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