Hyundai’s new electric car has been fully exposed. Although the presentation in society is imminent, a leak reveals the new IONIQ 6. The long-awaited electric that is called to rival, among others, the Tesla Model 3.
The wait is over. Thanks to a leak we can discover what the new electric car from hyundai. The South Korean manufacturer is ready to present the new IONIQ 6 to society. However, we can say that this electric no longer keeps secrets. Some photographs have appeared online that reveal both the exterior and interior design.
The debut in society of new IONIQ 6 has generated a lot of interest. And is not for less. The second member of Hyundai’s fledgling IONIQ family of electric cars is set to play a leading role. Once the IONIQ 5 has settled in the dealerships, it is time to put one of the reference electrics, the Tesla Model 3, in the spotlight. The IONIQ 6 will land in the dealerships with the aim of directly attacking the model of Tesla.
Filtered the exterior and interior of the new IONIQ 6
To some extent the IONIQ 6 design no big surprises. It is logical, we must remember that this production model was anticipated through the Hyundai Prophecy Concept. That conceptual model laid the foundations for the vehicle that we will soon see in dealerships. The design denotes an aerodynamic work. The shapes are smooth and the lines create a fluidity towards the rear.
The front exudes its own personality. The optical groups are combined with a characteristic grille and a bumper with trademark shapes. The door handles are perfectly flush with the bodywork and, as can be seen in the leaked photos, it will be possible to equip digital rear-view mirrors that project the image captured on screens located in the passenger compartment.
The side view brings out the natural essence of this new model and, ending our tour of the exterior at the rear, without a doubt, special mention should be made of the rear lights. Slim, horizontally arranged lights that are physically connected through an LED light strip. This allows to accentuate the feeling of width. The upper spoiler and the marked diffuser are key elements to provide a plus of spice to the exterior set.
Leaving aside the outside, if we go into the inside the new IONIQ 6 we will find an elegant and technological cabin. The fully digital instrument cluster is combined with a generously sized touch screen. It’s a key component to driving the new infotainment system.
The autonomy of the new IONIQ 6
This is the second Hyundai model developed on the e-GMP platform, an architecture dedicated exclusively to battery electric cars. The IONIQ 6 range will be structured in different engines. The most interesting option will equip a lithium-ion battery of 77.4 kWh whose main objective will be to power two motors, one per axis.
The total power will reach 230 kW (312 hp) and, by equipping a motor on each axis, it will be able to boast of all-wheel drive. The maximum autonomy will reach 515 kilometers. Everything will depend on whether we are facing a propulsion or all-wheel drive version.
When will it hit the market? It will initially go on sale in South Korea. Later it will be introduced in other markets. To see the new IONIQ 6 in Europe we will have to wait until next year 2023.