Hyundai unveils the techincals data of the Ioniq 6, the second model in the Korean manufacturer’s electric car range. For Hyundai, the Ioniq 6 is a global model and it is for this reason that Hyundai’s style centres in Korea, Europe and the United States collaborated on its design. “We designed the lines of this model inspired by the streamliners of the 1920s, the first vehicles designed using the wind tunnel,” says Simon Loasby, Vice President, Head of Hyundai Style Group, pointing to the arched line that runs seamlessly from the first pillar to the rear. The car will be offered with two battery packs, 53 or 77.4 kWh, and rear or all-wheel drive. In the top version, the range is up to 610 km, while the engine develops 239 kilowatts (325 hp) and 605 Newton metres of torque.

Based on the E-Gmp platform (800 Volt architecture supporting up to 350 kW of DC charging power) reserved for the Korean manufacturer’s EV models, the Ioniq 6 is characterised by clean, simple lines and a pure aerodynamic shape, which Loasby describes as “Emotional Efficiency”: “It is the most aerodynamic Hyundai ever built to date and has a Cd of just 0.21”. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is 4.85 metres long, 1.88 metres wide, 1.49 metres high and has a wheelbase of 2.95 metres. “This model shows an emotional convergence of functionality and aesthetics,” says SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Center.

“The distinctive streamline design is the result of close cooperation between engineers and designers, with almost obsessive attention to detail and putting customer values at the centre.” Like its big sister the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 follows the Hyundai Look design strategy, which eschews the concept of family feeling to give each model an independent look. “The trait d’union that makes the Ioniqs recognisable is given by a few key details. One of them? The use of LED pixels: there are more than 700 on the Ioniq 6,” continues Loasby. The interior echoes the layout seen on the Ioniq 5, with a focus on driver and passengers. The modular touchscreen dashboard integrates a 12.3-inch full-touch infotainment display and a 12.3-inch digital cluster. The bridged centre console also offers a convenient and generous storage compartment inside the car.

For the interior, the designers have chosen sustainable upholstery and materials. Depending on the trim, these can include ecologically treated leather (seats), recycled PET fabric (seats), ecologically treated TPO leather (dashboard), bio PET fabric (headliner), bio paint derived from vegetable oils (door panels) and carpeting made from fabric derived from recycled fishing nets, the latter a first for the Ioniq range.