Following the release of the first official photos of the Ioniq 6 last month, Hyundai has announced details of its electric sedan, including specifications.
The 2024 Ioniq 6 will offer two battery options, a standard 53kWh battery and a 77.4kWh long-range battery that is also offered on the Ioniq 5. The larger battery on the sedan provides more range 610 kilometers by WLTP. The EPA rating will clearly be lower, but significantly higher than the Ioniq 5 Long Range 490 kilometers.
This is because the Ioniq 6 is not only more aerodynamic than the Ioniq 5, but also more efficient: its WLTP rated power consumption is less than 14kWh per 100km with a standard battery in a single-engine rear-wheel drive configuration with 18-inch tires.
The long-range battery Ioniq 6 with a capacity of 77.4 kWh can be combined with two versions of electric motors: rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). The top-of-the-range twin-engine setup delivers a total power output of 239 kW (320 horsepower) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft) of torque. In this configuration, the Ioniq 6 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds.
Based on the all-electric architecture of Hyundai Motor Group's E-GMP, the Ioniq 6 also offers ultra-fast 400/800V multiple charge capability with an estimated charge time of just 18 minutes from 10 to 80 percent SoC using a 350kW charger .
The Ioniq 6 touchscreen instrument cluster integrates a 12" touchscreen infotainment display and a 12" customizable digital cluster. The infotainment system provides a real-time driving range display based on the current charge level, while its connected car services help you find and plan the best route, including a charging station along the way.
Bluetooth multi-connection support is available, allowing you to connect two devices at the same time. Ioniq 6 also offers an eight-speaker Bose premium audio system and navigation system with Bluelink Infotainment/Map updates.
Ioniq 6 is the first Hyundai brand to offer over-the-air (OTA) software updates for various controllers. This allows drivers to update the vehicle's controllers for electrical devices, autonomous driving, battery, and maps and multimedia software.
Ioniq 6 comes with a suite of advanced driver assistance systems bundled in the Hyundai SmartSense package. Available features include Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2), Intelligent Cruise Control (SCC), Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA), Blind Spot Assist (BCA), Blind Spot Monitor (BVM) and much more. Plus, parking convenience features such as Remote Smart Parking Assist 2 (RSPA 2), Surround View Monitor (SVM) and Parking Collision Avoidance (PCA) make parking easier.
Hyundai will begin production of the Ioniq 6 for Korea and Europe in the third quarter of 2022, with deliveries to customers in these regions later this year. Production for the US market will begin in January 2023, with deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2023.