Hyundai reveals details of Ioniq 6 electric sedan

The next Ioniq 6 will be inspired by the Prophecy concept.

When Hyundai unveiled its Ioniq 5 electric crossover earlier this year, it boasted that it was the first in an entire family of battery-powered vehicles that would be backed by the new E-GMP platform. Next in line is a new midsize sedan called the Ioniq 6, and Hyundai just released some of its powertrain details at a press conference in the United States.

Here it was announced that the Ioniq 6 will be available with two powertrain options, Carscoops reports, with the flagship powered by a twin-engine setup that’s good for 230 kW. Hyundai also announced an entry-level single-engine model that would produce 160 kW.

While in terms of performance, the Ioniq 6 may not be the Tesla fighter some might have hoped for, sister brand Kia is getting closer to that ideal with its EV6 which offers up to 430 kW and a 0 to 100 km / h sprint of 3.5 seconds. Maybe this setup or something similar will find its way into the Hyundai at some point in the future, especially since Hyundai already has to have a reference to that all-electric performance N models are on the way.

In terms of range, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is expected to offer a range of over 480 km between charges, reports Carscoops. The new sedan, which Hyundai calls “the secondary volume leader” after the Ioniq 5, is expected to hit the streets in late 2022. Its exterior design will be inspired by the Prophecy concept, though it will almost certainly be toned down for one. great degree. The Ioniq 6 will be followed by a large “family” SUV called the Ioniq 7 in 2024.

Hyundai’s new Ioniq range is compatible with both 400V and 800V charging infrastructure, and when plugged in with a 350 kW charger, the Ioniq 5 can be charged from 10% to 80% in under 20 minutes, claims Hyundai. But will this be a sufficient selling point to distinguish it in an increasingly competitive electric car market? Only time will tell.

At this point, it’s unclear when or if Hyundai’s Ioniq lineup will hit South African showrooms.

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