Hyundai |  Thanks to its clothing, Ioniq 6 will be able to travel many kilometers

Hyundai | Thanks to its clothing, Ioniq 6 will be able to travel many kilometers

Unveiled to much fanfare at the end of June, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan is one of the most anticipated electric models of the year. Decked out in high-end styling, it’s the Korean brand’s entry ticket to “dedicated” electric sedans, a segment that has until now been reserved for luxury brands. Hyundai presented a few more technical details on this newcomer last week.

Posted on July 18

Charles Rene

Charles Rene

If there is the first figure to remember from this presentation, it is 610 km. It is estimated that the Ioniq 6 will be able to travel up to 610 km with a larger capacity battery (77.4 kWh) and possibly two-wheel drive. This number is however estimated according to the European protocol (WLTP) and will of course be revised downwards on this side of the Atlantic. Its very low drag coefficient (0.21 Cx) certainly plays a role in this eloquent data.


Interior of Hyundai Ioniq 6

The offer will be based on two-wheel drive (propulsion) and all-wheel drive configurations. In its most powerful version, it will have 320 hp at its disposal. Hyundai is not close to the production model, but it should have 225 hp in reserve, like the Ioniq 5. Two batteries of 53 kWh and 77.4 kWh will be offered. They will be compatible with stations with a capacity of 350 kW that can provide a recharge from 10 to 80% in 18 minutes. However, these stations remain very rare in Quebec.

Built on the E-GMP electric chassis, the Ioniq 6 will benefit from a longer wheelbase of about ten centimeters compared to the Sonata mid-size sedan (2950 mm), while having a shorter overall length of 4.5cm.

We’ll have more details on the North American version of the Ioniq 6 in November. Its market launch is planned for early next year.