Hyundai reveals design of Ioniq 6 electric sedan

Hyundai has unveiled the design of the new Ioniq 6. Like the Ioniq 5, the second model from the electric Hyundai brand Ioniq is based on the “Electric Global Modular Platform” (E-GMP) and offers a special aerodynamic line with a coefficient of resistance of 0 , 21.

Hyundai has not yet provided technical data for the Ioniq 6, these will follow as part of the official world premiere in July. It is clear that the Ioniq 6 will be an 800 volt vehicle. A wheelbase of 2.95 meters was mentioned in videos around the design unveiling, which places the Ioniq 6 exactly between the two previous E-GMP models Ioniq 5 (3.00 meters) and Kia EV6 (2.90 meters). The battery capacity should therefore also be within the range of these models, EV6 for example has a battery with a capacity of up to 77.4 kWh – but this has not been confirmed for Ioniq 6.

So what is left is a look at the body, which is based on the basic form of the Study of Prophecy. The headlights are similar to those from Prophecy, but they do not look so futuristic on the production model – Hyundai has not brought the pixel design typical of the Ioniq 5 to the headlights. But on the flip side: this is characterized by a wide light bar, which is kept in the pixel design – as with Prophecy.

Probably the most striking view of the Ioniq 6 is from the side: Here it becomes clear that Hyundai takes the previous statement seriously and gives each Ioniq model its very own design language and not just offshoots of the Ioniq 5, which is characterized by emphatically edged. and straight lines and angles bring. With Ioniq 6, the curved, flowing lines dominate – especially in front and on the roof line.

The Ioniq 6 is consistently tuned for aerodynamics – the electric sedan should therefore be able to take full advantage of the efficiency benefits of the E-GMP. According to Hyundai, in the development of the platform, great emphasis was placed on efficiency. Because the technology is so efficient, it was also possible to focus on the design of the debut Ioniq 5. With its angular and in some places not very aerodynamic body, the model has updated with 77.4 kWh a WLTP range of 507 kilometers. So it will be interesting to see what the streamlined Ioniq 6 can achieve in terms of standard range.

Unlike the Ioniq 5, Hyundai uses additional aero measures for the sedan. In Europe, the vehicle will also be available with camera door mirrors, but conventional side mirrors will be available in the US due to regulations. The camera screens are located in the interior at the transition from the dashboard to the A-pillar – in other models with camera mirrors, however, the screens are better integrated in the optics, at Hyundai they look very fixed.

The interior itself captures many elements of the Ioniq 5, such as the two side-by-side screens, the gear selector and the unmarked steering wheel. However, some points have been further developed: Pixels instead of the brand logo on the steering wheel can light up thanks to LED technology and can thus be used as an additional means of communication in the vehicle – for example for collision warnings. The open center console concept in the higher Ioniq 5 has been replaced by a closed center console in the sedan.

“Ioniq 6 combines functionality and aesthetics in an emotional way. The distinctive, streamlined design is the result of close collaboration between engineers and designers, focusing on attention to detail and customer-centric values, “said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Center.” We designed the Ioniq 6 as a cocoon, offering an individual space for everyone. “
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