Yesterday, Hyundai revealed all the technical specifications of its new electric sedan IONIQ 6. This globally focused model will compete in the D segment (mid sedans), where it will have to rely on offerings like the popular Tesla Model 3.
If the IONIQ 6 stands out for something, it is for its elaborate aerodynamics, with a penetration coefficient of 0.21. This allows you to advertise a maximum range of 610 km WLTP; that is, a difference of 100 km compared to an IONIQ 5 (507 km WLTP) with the same 77.4 kWh battery pack, which we can also find in the KIA EV6 (528 km WLTP).
Initially, the top-of-the-range version of the new model will make use of a two-motor powertrain with 325 hp (239 kW) of power and 605 Nm of torque, which will allow it to complete the 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. However, and in the absence of official confirmation, everything indicates that later the offer will be completed with the arrival of a high-performance variant N.
The recently presented RN22e prototype is constituted as an advance of said version; or more specifically, as a mobile laboratory to test some technical solutions for the future electric Hyundai N, as well as to measure the public’s interest in the future model. Although part of the IONIQ 6, the concept has undergone numerous modifications that separate it from the standard model.
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 N could be launched in 2024
The axles have been noticeably widened, and the bumper has been completely redesigned to house a larger air intake. The rear features a huge spoiler and a functional diffuser, while the larger wheels and the aerodynamic appendages that populate the body make us think of a competition vehicle rather than a street sports car. All these changes affect its measurements, since now it is longer (4.91 meters) and wider (2.02 meters).
Its two-motor drive unit gives it a combined power of 585 hp and a torque of 740 Nm, figures identical to those announced by the KIA EV6 GT. However, the RN22e has a torque vectoring system that substantially improves its motor skills; In addition, the driver can choose how the power is distributed between the front and rear axles.
The Hyundai RN22e concept advertises a top speed of 250 km/h. It has 400 mm brake discs and 4-piston calipers, while the regenerative braking system is used to control the yaw of the vehicle and improve its dynamics in cornering areas. On the other hand, Hyundai wanted to give the prototype a distinctive sound, something that is achieved through the use of a set of exterior and interior speakers.