Hyundai Ioniq 6 ready for imminent reveal

SangYup Lee, design boss, confirms that the electric saloon will be launched

Design boss SangYup Lee confirmed that the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be revealed within the next few months.

He said that the saloon’s design was shown in the Hyundai Prophecy concept. This follows reports last year that the model had been redesigned.

Lee didn’t comment on the reports but stated that the Ioniq 6 was in the spirit and spirit of Prophecy. Skateboard platform makes the car taller. The design maximizes interior space. The car also has a lot of aerodynamic improvements. It’s been done for many years.”

The Korean Economic Daily reported in September that the launch date of the Ioniq 6 was pushed back to mid-2022. This allowed the body to be extended by 20mm, bumpers and lights to change, and the battery size to go up from 72.6kWh to 77.3kWh.

The delay in the Asan factory’s overhaul caused the EV’s delayed launch. This site is currently building the Sonata saloon with a combustion engine and will need to be refitted in order to make cars using the E-GMP platform.

It has been seen on the roads already. Although the prototype was more traditional in headlights and had a more upright silhouette, gaps in the camouflage reveal a similar pixel-style rear lighting bar design to that of the Prophecy. It made its public debut last year at the Munich motor show.

The Ioniq 6 will technically be almost identical to the Hyundai Ioniq 5. It shares the same E-GMP architecture. This means that the Ioniq 6 will have 800V charging hardware and the saloon will likely be available with single- or dual-motor powertrains.

A battery with a capacity of 77.4kWh would be just a fraction more than the 5’s 73kWh. This, along the 6’s focus on aerodynamic efficiency, will likely push the saloon’s maximum range to 300 miles.

The 77kWh battery pack can be found in the Kia EV6 crossover, which suggests that the Ioniq 6 may be technically closer to the car, as per its performance billing. This means that the rear-wheel-drive version will likely use a motor with 226 bhp, while the four-wheel-drive model will have a 321bhp motor or – in the top-rung N trim – match the EV6 GT’s 577 bhp.