The South Korean brand has confirmed several specifications for the Hyundai Ioniq 6 ahead of the opening of orders for its latest all-electric vehicle later this year, and the impressive lineup of EVs is one of the most notable.

The Ioniq 6 is the second electric car in Hyundai's new Ioniq lineup, and while we've already seen what the car looks like, more information has now been revealed.

One of the main talking points is the additional 100km range it has over the company's first member of the Ioniq family, the Ioniq 5. Hyundai says the Ioniq 6 will offer an estimated WLTP range of more than 610km (around 379km). of XNUMX miles).

Compare that figure to the 374 miles for the Tesla Model 3 Long Range and up to 404 miles for the Model S, and it looks like Tesla has some new competition. The Ioniq 6 will almost certainly be cheaper than the Model S as well, and could hover around the €50,640 / €57,490 price range of the Model 3 Long Range.

It's not that Hyundai is drawn to the Ioniq 6's price point just yet, but during an exclusive media preview, a spokesperson for the automaker noted that it will look to continue its legacy of high-end affordability.

And when it comes to charging the Ioniq 6, you won't have to wait long if you have a super-fast charger, as the EV supports 400V and 800V charging, which Hyundai says can charge the battery from 10% to 80%. % in just 18 minutes.

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“Electrified Aerodynamics”

Hyundai calls the Ioniq 6 "electrified aero," which is certainly a fancier way of saying saloon or saloon. Whatever you call the design, there's one thing we can all agree on: it's designed to be as aerodynamic as possible.

In fact, the Ioniq 6 has a drag coefficient of 0,21, and while it's not as slippery as the Mercedes EQS (which beats it with a score of 0,20), it's the most aerodynamic car ever made by the Ioniq XNUMX. company.

Customers will be able to choose between two battery sizes; 53 kWh and 77,4 kWh, the smaller of the two is only available in RWD (rear-wheel drive), while the larger battery can be configured in RWD or AWD (all-wheel drive).

It's no slouch either, with the Ioniq 6 capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5,1 seconds (that's the AWD model with 239 kW of power), ensuring you won't be left behind. in the dust as the lights turn green.

The car's wide, low-drag design goes a long way towards delivering that increased range we mentioned earlier, while its wheelbase has been stretched compared to the Ioniq 5 (both cars are built on Hyundai's E-GMP platform). ) to create a larger, vaulted interior space for passengers.

A young woman sitting at a table next to an electric vehicle, using the car to charge a laptop

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inside the dome

Inside, you'll find the company's "Relax Comfort Seat" that can recline almost fully when parked, allowing you to recharge your body and your car. The interior space received special attention during the presentation we watched, presented as a "living space on wheels" with plenty of sustainable materials used in the finishes.

There's a large center console between the front seats, giving the driver access to all the switches he needs, while the door panels have almost no buttons.

Hyundai also noted that you can put a laptop in the center console if you want to work while parked/charging. There are plenty of power outlets for your devices, too, with the Ioniq 6 featuring four USB-C ports and one USB-A port, as well as a traditional household power outlet under the second row of seats.

This new EV also inherits the V2L (vehicle to charge) reverse charging system we tested on the Ioniq 5, allowing you to use the Ioniq 6's battery to power or charge other things, including other electric vehicles.

You'll also find two large 12-inch screens, one behind the wheel, which acts as the instrument cluster, and the second centrally located with support for touch input, which acts as the main infotainment screen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are supported, and you'll also get a Bose sound system.

To help reduce drag, the Ioniq 6 ditch the traditional digital camera side mirrors, and inside, the ends of the dash curve to house the digital mirror displays. Hyundai isn't the first automaker to use digital mirrors, but its implementation is perhaps one of the best we've seen to date.

As we mentioned before, the price of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is not yet known, but we do know that the first vehicles will reach customers in South Korea and some European markets before the end of 2022.

In the United States, it will take until 6 for the first Ioniq 2023 to hit the road, with global production ramping up significantly starting next year. Hyundai plans to open the order book for the Ioniq 6 in the fourth quarter (October-December) of this year.

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