The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is said to be late. In the last few meters, Hyundai is said to have opted for a larger battery in addition to a different front optics.
The highly anticipated second model from Hyundai’s electric brand, the Hyundai Ioniq 6, is delayed. ” The Korea Economic Daily ” reports that the sedan will not be presented until mid-2022. So far it has been said that the premiere should take place at the beginning of next year. The report also names reasons for the delay: Hyundai does not seem to be satisfied with the design yet, which is why the headlights and the aprons at the front and rear have been redesigned.
In addition, the electric car should grow a bit: The body should be 20 millimeters longer and thus be just under 4.90 meters. The third and most interesting reason concerns the drive. Over the last few meters, the decision was made to equip the electric sedan with a larger battery than that of the SUV brother Ioniq 5 . Instead of 72.6 kWh, the battery of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 should store 77.4 kWh and thus enable a range of up to 500 kilometers. It is unclear whether there will be an entry-level model with 58 kWh, as with the Ioniq 5.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 powers up to 600 hp. Since there is one electric motor per axle, it can be used as two or four wheel drive. It can speed up to 260km/h. 0-100 acceleration in just under 3.5 seconds. WLTP data says it has a range of up to 500km. It has 800 volt fast charging function.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Fast charging thanks to 800-volt technology
A new platform from Hyundai serves as the basis for the electric sedan. The E-GMP floor assembly is to be the cornerstone of Hyundai’s electrical strategy in the future. The substructure offers an 800-volt architecture for fast charging and a modular structure. This allows scaling to different vehicle classes. A high level of expansion is at least conceivable for the Hyundai Ioniq 6.
Hyundai Prophecy study gave an outlook on the design
As far as the design is concerned, the Prophecy study ( for the seat sample ) already gave an outlook on the sports sedan at the beginning of 2020. The profile of the concept car is somewhat reminiscent of the Porsche Taycan and has the short overhangs typical of electric cars. While the Koreans were very cautious about the front design, the horses went through with the designers at the rear. Instead of classic rear lights, individual LED points attract attention.
There was no steering wheel in the interior during the first check, instead, the vehicle was to be controlled using two joysticks. The Ioniq 6, on the other hand, will be equipped with a classic steering wheel. However, the large screen that spanned the entire width of the interior in the concept car could serve as an instrument panel in the production model. The final design is currently the biggest unknown with the Ioniq 6.