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. Highly stylized, it is the Korean brand’s entry ticket to “dedicated” electric sedans, a segment hitherto essentially reserved for luxury brands. Hyundai presented a few more technical details on this newcomer last week.
If there is first a 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 when equipped with the larger capacity battery (77.4 kWh) and presumably two-wheel drive. This figure is however estimated according to the European protocol (WLTP) and will inevitably be revised downwards on this side of the Atlantic. Its extremely low drag coefficient (0.21 Cx) certainly plays a role in this eloquent data.
The offer will rely on two-wheel drive (propulsion) and all-wheel-drive configurations. In its most powerful version, it will have 320 hp at its disposal. Hyundai does not approach 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 terminals with a capacity of 350 kW that can provide a recharge from 10 to 80% in 18 minutes. However, these terminals remain rather rare in Quebec.
Built on the E-GMP electric modular chassis, the Ioniq 6 will benefit from a longer wheelbase of about ten centimeters compared to an intermediate Sonata 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 scheduled for early next year.