Hyundai Ioniq 6 – Simon Loasby, head of design, presents to us

Hyundai Ioniq 6 – Simon Loasby, head of design, presents to us


If there is one brand that has radically changed its image in recent years, it is Hyundai, from a technical and aesthetic point of view. The presentation of its new designs is now an event and it is at this time in London that Automobile Propre was invited to the latest review, Ioniq 6.

Hyundai has been hitting on all the cylinders in recent years in terms of electric vehicles, going, in place of a few models, from the outside to the memory on the field. But this development is not only reflected in the technical paper, it is also reflected in the special care taken in the overflow line of personality of its new elements. After the Ioniq 5, an SUV whose design is and continues to make a lot of ink flow, the Korean manufacturer wants to replace the test with its sedan version, the Ioniq 6, which unveils for the first time today.

Exterior design of Hyundai Ioniq 6

Take any other current manufacturer with Ioniq 6 this would be the only use of the Ioniq 5 design on the sedan. Je! would that be a bad thing? Probably not, SUV if it has received a pencil stroke that may not be unanimous but which is not strange in its proportions and details. However, for Hyundai, we did not select this channel. This oniq 6 is actually a production version of the Prophecy concept that should have been presented at the 2020 Geneva Vehicle Exhibition if it were to take place. And, despite the common name with Ioniq 5 and a similar E-GMP platform, the alien, 4.85 m tall, has the same wheelbase of about three meters but otherwise takes a different direction in terms of design, exchanging taut lines and breaks. against organic currents and a reduced pattern that does more than activate the so-called wave simplification pre-war designs, such as the 1938 Phantom Corsair, the 1934 Tatra 77 or the 1935 Stout Scarab.

So the result would be in the purest deco art style if the Korean manufacturer’s design department did not decide to form a relationship with Ioniq 5 once again to have a heavy hand with these popular pixels that we found everywhere: the right Matrix lighting fixtures LEDs such as a rear light bulb or duck-tail fin that crosses, on the front board to indicate the level of charge as soon as it is plugged in or in the design of the door handles. There would be 726 exactly according to Simon Loasby, Hyundai’s design manager, and the contagious enthusiasm for his design.

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Like Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6 is attractive and will not appeal to everyone. Some will notice a certain lack of homogeneity between slightly heavier loads and a more subtle bow or clever combination behind the first generation Mercedes CLS and Porsche 993.

Interior of Hyundai Ioniq 6

Hyundai presents the interior of the Ioniq 6 as a “well-being bag” and certainly these are the details that fit him best, with cozy and comfortable seats, plenty of front and back seats, flat floors and two large 12-inch screens, for digital instruments and media system will streamline and streamline the ones found in Ioniq 5.

However, what contributes most to the unique atmosphere in the bedroom is the intricately designed lighting, which reflects the brightness of the wave door trim, which gives an amazing effect here flowing into style. steampunk.

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We have plenty of space and we discover small details such as future pedals or pixel pixels interlocking at the steering wheel. Finally, an echo of colored paint processed from used tires or made of charcoal
bamboo externally, Hyundai has also taken special care in choosing its materials for linseed oil, recycled PET fabric and recycling fishing net as well.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Technical Paper

Obviously, we would like to tell you more about the technical data sheet, but unfortunately Hyundai does not disclose anything at the moment, you will have to wait until the beginning of July for that. However, Ioniq 6 sharing the same E-GMP platform with a size that is very similar to Ioniq 5, we can assume that they will share a certain number of scores together. As a reminder, the SUV has an 800 V architecture, available in a two-wheeled vehicle with 170 hp and 58 kWh or 218 hp and 77 kWh as well as in a four-wheel drive with 306 hp and 77 kWh, and with freedom from 380 to 480 km.

As you wait for more information, tell us what you think in the comments! So, this Hyundai Ioniq 6, seductive or not?