Hyundai has confirmed pricing info and opened reservations for the new Ioniq 6. It’s the brand’s latest electric car and is a stylish saloon alternative to the Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4. Read on for full details…
- New Hyundai Ioniq 6 price and specs revealed
- Available to reserve now
- Prices start from £46,745
- All-new electric saloon car
- Minimalist, futuristic design
- Interior borrows from Ioniq 5 SUV
- Up to 382 miles of range
- 325hp and 605Nm of torque
- All-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive available
This is the Hyundai Ioniq 6. It’s a brand-new electric saloon car and it’s an alternative to the likes of the BMW i4 and the Tesla Model 3.
It’s available in two trim levels, with the entry-level model starting at £46,745
Hyundai Ioniq 6 price and specs
You can reserve a Hyundai Ioniq 6 now. The first deliveries are expected in the first few months of 2023.
The initial First Edition model has now sold out, leaving two trim options: Premium and Ultimate.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Premium
Base model Premium version of the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 come well equipped as standard. You get 20-inch alloy wheels, LED lights, electrically adjustable and heated front seats and a 12.3-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This model starts at £46,475 for the rear-wheel-drive version.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Ultimate
The high-spec Hyundai Ioniq 6 Ultimate with rear-wheel drive will set you back £50,245. This comes with a healthy dose of extra kit compared with Premium versions. You get flush-fitting door handles, ventilated seats, an electric sunroof, surround-view cameras and a Bose premium sound system.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 design
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 picks up where the fabulous-looking Ioniq 5 left off. Unlike that car – which is a mashup of hatchback and SUV – the Ioniq 6 is a sleek four-door coupe-slash-saloon that looks more like a concept car than a production model.
Unlike some supposedly futuristic electric cars, the Ioniq 6 is a great example of how less can sometimes be more.
It isn’t covered in angular edges and hard creases and its elegant curves are punctuated by some slim pixel-like headlights and brake lights that can play a range of neat animations when you lock and unlock the car.
This pixel design continues on the covers for the rear-facing cameras – yes, the Ioniq 6 comes with cameras instead of conventional wing mirrors.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 batteries and range
Initially, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will only be available with a 77kWh battery, which is good for 320 miles of range. that’s a bit more than a BMW i4 M50 but not as much as an Audi e-tron GT.
An extended-range model will be available later on with up to 382 miles of range. That’s a bit more than a Tesla Model 3 can manage. A cheaper Ioniq 6 with a smaller 53 kWh battery will also be offered int he future.
See how this compares to some of the newest EVs on sale by watching this real-world range-test video…
You can recharge the Ioniq 6 using the same 350kW fast chargers as the Ioniq 5. These can boost the battery from 10-80% in just under 20 minutes.
The Ioniq 6 features vehicle-to-load charging as well, meaning you can use the car to power appliances such as cool boxes, laptops and even lawnmowers (if you want to).
Hyundai Ioniq 6 motors and performance
Initially, First Edition version of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will only be available with dual motors and all-wheel-drive. A single-motor rear-wheel-drive model will be available at a later date.
To see how this compares to a Tesla Model 3, watch the in-depth video review below…
Go for a dual-motor version and the Ioniq 6 gets 325hp and 605Nm of torque, meaning it’ll crack the 0-60mph sprint in 5.1 seconds. This is slightly quicker than the BMW i4 eDrive 40.
Hyundai hasn’t announced power figures for the single-motor version yet, but it should get around 228hp if the Ioniq 5 is anything to go by.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 interior
The Hyundai Ioniq 6’s interior borrows heavily from the Ioniq 5 – don’t worry this is a good thing. You get a simple dashboard design with a widescreen infotainment system consisting of two high-resolution 12-inch displays running Hyundai’s latest infotainment software.
The only real difference between the Ioniq 5 and 6 is that the new saloon has a fixed centre console, instead of the SUV’s sliding one. You’ll also notice the screens for the optional virtual door mirrors (below) that use rear-facing cameras instead of normal mirrors.
Watch the video below to check out a full in-depth review of the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
There are more differences between Hyundai’s latest electric SUV and its new Ioniq 6 saloon, but you’ll need to break out a tape measure to spot some of them.
The Ioniq 6’s wheelbase, which is the distance between its front and rear wheels, is 5cm shorter than the Ioniq 5 and its roofline is 11cm lower. It’s not a small car, though, It’s still 7cm longer than a BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, and about 5cm taller.
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