The specifications of Hyundai Ioniq 6 have been revealed, the EV is truly a step up from the current Ioniq 5
After a crazily long international teaser campaign, Hyundai has at last, revealed the Ioniq 6 in detail, and the specifications show that the all-new EV is a big step-up from the current Ioniq 5 that’s slated for launch in India soon.
The Ioniq 6 has a maximum claimed range of an impressive 610 km (WLTP), more than 100 km up from the Ioniq 5. Built on the same scalable E-GMP platform as the Ioniq 5, the all-new 6 is powered by either a 53 or 77.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
Power comes from either a single-motor rear-wheel-drive system or a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system. The latter’s combined output is 320 HP and 605 Nm which is same as the Ioniq 5. While Hyundai hasn’t revealed the figures of the former, we estimate it to produce 225 HP.
The 610 km range mentioned on above is for the rear-wheel-drive variant with the larger 77.4 kWh battery pack. Hyundai claims the Ioniq 6 to be 1 of the most efficient cars in the world with the smaller battery version with 18-inch wheels consuming less than 14 kWh for 100 km.
Like the Ioniq 5, the 6 can charged using the same 400 or 800 volt architecture swapping between the 2 without any additional equipment. Another interesting aspect is that the 6 can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in a matter of 18 minutes on a 350 kW DC fast charger.
The Ioniq 6’s battery pack can also reverse supply power in case of emergency. It can even power a refrigerator. It’s a much needed feature for people who frequently go camping.
However, on the performance front, the Ioniq 6 offers just about adequate figures. The all-wheel-drive variant with maximum power and torque can hit the ton from standstill in 5.1 seconds. The single motor variant is expected to be a tad slower.
On the inside, the features on offer include 2 12-inch displays – 1 for the infotainment system and the other 1 for the instrument cluster. The displays, which are integrated, are so advanced with real-time range map and a host of connected services.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard with OTA updates and the car gets 4 USB Type c ports and a USB A port. A 64-colour ambient lighting system and relaxation seats are part of the package.
On the safety front, the EV gets automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and prevention, blind spot collision prevention, blind spot camera, 360-degree monitor, junction turning assistance, and Highway Driving Assist II with adaptive cruise control.
There are 12 colors on offer including Digital Green with Matte or Pearl clearcoats, Gravity Gold Matte, Abyss Black Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Curated Silver Metallic, Nocturne Grey Metallic, Nocturne Grey Matte, Transmission Blue Pearl, Biophilic Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, and Byte Blue.
The inside trim gets 4 colorways – Single-tone Black, Dual-tone Dark and Light Grey, Dark Olive Green and Light Grey, and Black with Pale Brown.
The India launch of the Ioniq 6 might take place next year if the upcoming Ioniq 5 fetches good demand in the market. It is likely to command a premium over the Ioniq 5.