Hyundai created a splash this calendar year with the retro-encouraged Ioniq 5, the automaker’s very first car built to be an electrical motor vehicle from its inception. We are enormous lovers of the Ioniq 5 — it at this time sits at the leading of our rankings of the best luxury electric powered SUVs. Even nevertheless the Ioniq 5 is very new, its general excellence created us surprise what is subsequent for the burgeoning Ioniq sub-model.
Luckily, we will not have to wait substantially more time. Hyundai just unveiled its subsequent electric powered vehicle, aptly named the Hyundai Ioniq 6, and it can be because of early upcoming 12 months. The Ioniq 6 is an ultrasleek sedan developed on the same Electrical International Modular System (E-GMP) that underpins the Ioniq 5. It also makes use of some of the similar structure aspects that give the Ioniq 5 its exclusive appears — specifically the pixelated headlight and taillight clusters — before truly heading off in its personal path.
There is certainly definitely no finding all-around the point that the Ioniq 6 seems unusual. Its exterior is an amalgamation of styling cues from other vehicles. The front conclude seems like a Polestar 2 with a slim grille and first-generation Ford Aim headlights. The profile and pinched rear evoke the Mercedes CLA and CLS, and Infiniti J30, with a Prius-like mid-window spoiler thrown in for very good evaluate.
It is not terribly cohesive, but we suppose some sacrifices had to be manufactured to realize the Ioniq 6’s extremely-low .21 drag coefficient. For reference, that would make the Ioniq 6 only a little bulkier than the world’s most aerodynamic creation automobile, the Mercedes-Benz EQS.
What is actually less than the Ioniq 6’s hood?
The Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 share a system, so it is really no shock that the two also draw from the identical established of powertrains. Like its smaller SUV stablemate, the Ioniq 6 will come normal with a shorter-assortment battery pack and rear-wheel push — nevertheless it does have a scaled-down capability of 53 kWh as opposed to the Ioniq 5’s 58-kWh pack. Hyundai hasn’t unveiled power output specs, but we surmise that they’ll hew carefully to the Ioniq 5’s 168 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
This new EV should come to feel additional alive when you choose for the 77.4-kWh pack. Not only does it have far more array than the base product, but we be expecting — based on the Ioniq 5 lineup — that it will exchange the rear motor with a 225-horsepower unit as perfectly. Deciding upon all-wheel push provides an additional motor up entrance, with a put together 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque from both equally sources. Hyundai suggests this major-spec product can speed up from to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, but we assume it will be even quicker than that, based on our 4.7-2nd operate in an AWD Ioniq 5.
How about vary and charging?
We’re not absolutely sure what the Ioniq 6’s range is just yet, but the vehicle’s extra aerodynamic condition ought to translate to enhanced vary compared to the Ioniq 5. Hyundai says the lengthy-range battery/RWD combo is great for around 380 miles for every the additional generous European WLTP normal — that is 65 miles far better than the Ioniq 5’s greatest WLTP assortment quantity. For reference, the Ioniq 5’s EPA-approximated array is 220 miles with the common pack, 303 miles with rear-wheel generate and the very long-variety battery, and 256 miles with the AWD powertrain.
As you would assume, the slipperier Ioniq 6 is said to be extra electricity-successful, way too — Hyundai’s estimate of about 22.5 kWh/100 miles would place the most successful Ioniq 6 variant (more compact battery, RWD, 18-inch wheels) in close proximity to the leading of the charts amongst existing EVs.
As with its crossover counterpart, the Ioniq 6 sedan’s 800-volt architecture permits it to use the speediest DC speedy-charging tools on the marketplace. When plugged into one particular of the developing variety of 350-kW ultrafast chargers, the Ioniq 6 can recharge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes — just sufficient time to seize coffee from Starbucks at rush hour. A car-to-load functionality (or V2L) indicates that you can energy external products whilst tenting or operating away from residence.
How’s the Ioniq 6’s inside?