Hyundai has finally revealed details about the launch, as well as the price of its sporty electric coupe. Accordingly, the Hyundai IONIQ 6 will be offered with three equipment packages and will start from 43,900 euros.
Hyundai IONIQ 6 to roll out on the road in early 2023
At the beginning of 2023, it should finally be. That’s when Hyundai will unleash what is now the sub-brand’s second model onto German roads in the form of the Hyundai IONIQ 6, about which they already revealed many details at the end of June 2022.
The new model relies on Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which results in an extended wheelbase and more interior space. Inside, sustainable as well as high-quality materials and the cocoon-like design of the cabin are said to create a unique atmosphere. The Parametric Pixel design from the IONIQ 5 also makes its way into the e-car.
A total of over 700 pixels are used in several places, for example on the headlights, under the sensor on the front apron and the taillights. The same applies to inside, for example in the center of the steering wheel, where four interactive pixels are now mapped on the IONIQ 6.
Customizable: batteries, power levels and drives
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 offers a choice of configuration options. For example, there are two battery capacities of 53 kWh or 77.4 kWh to choose from, while it supports ultra-fast 400-volt or 800-volt charging. This is said to be able to charge up to 351 km of range in 15 minutes.
Depending on the battery, you can configure the car with one electric motor and rear-wheel drive or two electric motors and all-wheel drive. That makes for a power range from 111 kW or 151 hp to a maximum of 239 kW / 325 hp.
The e-car also wants to be sustainable. The paint for the front and rear fascias and side moldings is made from recycled scrap tires. The Digital Green paint is derived from bamboo charcoal. The interior, depending on the trim level, uses ecologically treated leather and recycled PET fabric for the seats, a bio-rubber blend for the dashboard, bio-PET fabric for the headliner, bio-paint made from vegetable oils for the door panels and recycled fishing nets for the carpet.
IONIQ 6 drives semi-autonomously
The IONIQ 6 is also equipped with modern assistance functions. These include Hyundai Smart Sense assistance systems including Level 2 semi-autonomous driving functions, Matrix LED headlights with selective lighting control, aHead-up display, digital exterior mirrors, Hyundai’s Bluelink telematics system including OTA updates and much more.
Standard features on all Hyundai IONIQ 6s include full LED headlights and LED taillights in a distinctive pixel design, 18-inch alloy wheels, two 12.25-inch cockpit screens and navigation system.
A rearview camera, heated front seats, two different charging cables and the power-opening tailgate with Easy-Open function are also available ex works. Just like a 230-volt socket for the rear seat bench. Smaller items of luggage can also be stowed under the hood in the so-called “frunk”. That stands for front trunk.
Three equipment packages: DYNAMIQ, TECHNIQ and UNIQ
The IONIQ 6 is available in three equipment packages: DYNAMIQ, TECHNIQ and UNIQ. The former also features active blind spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert with emergency braking function and exit warning.
In addition, the DYNAMIQ features high-gloss black on the undersides of the exterior mirror housings and the window frame surrounds. A heat pump increases the efficiency of the high-performance battery, while the power-adjustable driver’s seat, wireless smartphone charging and auto-dimming interior mirror enhance driving comfort. There’s also a trailer hitch.
The TECHNIQ package also adds a sensor-based occupant alert, Highway Assist 2.0 and Emergency Brake Assist 2.0, including turn, cross-traffic, lane change and evasive maneuver functions. These are joined by privacy glazing from the B-pillar upwards and Matrix LED headlights in pixel design with projection technology that selectively illuminate the road.
The TECHNIQ model’s door handles also fold out electrically on the outside, while the insulated windshield dampens heat buildup inside. Information from the HUD is projected onto the windshield. Driving comfort is further enhanced by the power-adjustable front passenger seat with power lumbar support, heated rear seats for the outboard seating positions, and individually adjustable two-tone ambient lighting.
The TECHNIQ variant is offered in eleven exterior paint finishes, with 20-inch alloy wheels, as well as an optional parking package including surround view monitor, front, side and rear parking assist with emergency braking function, blind spot assist with monitor display, and parking assist with remote control. There is also a BOSE sound package with seven speakers plus subwoofer and a virtual driving sound.
The seat package is a perfect match. Here, the relax function and ventilation for the driver’s and front passenger’s seats invite you to relax. The seat upholstery is in leather, and the driver’s seat has a memory function.
Hyundai IONIQ 6 UNIQ: The all-inclusive package
All this and more is already included in the highest trim level of the Hyundai IONIQ 6, called UNIQ. In addition, the UNIQ package offers aluminum-look pedals and interactive LED pixels on the steering wheel, for which the Hyundai designers have dispensed with the usual logo in the center of the steering wheel.
With their four color combinations, they inform the driver about certain driving modes, whether voice recognition is switched on or about progress during the charging process. Customers can also choose from eleven metallic, mineral-effect and matte paint finishes in the UNIQ package. Optional features include the glass sunroof, 20-inch alloy wheels and digital exterior mirrors with integrated cameras.
Eligible and with comprehensive warranty
Of course, the IONIQ 6 is fully eligible for subsidies as part of the planned new version of the innovation premium offered by the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) from Jan. 1, 2023.
The manufacturer also provides a warranty of eight years in total, with no mileage limit. Also on offer is an eight-year mobility guarantee with free breakdown and towing service and five safety checks in the first five years. The high-voltage battery is warranted for eight years or up to 160,000 kilometers.
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Pricing of the IONIQ 6
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 can be pre-ordered now on the manufacturer’s website. Here, an exclusive First Edition package is even beckoning for the first 1,000 orderers. Details on the First Edition, which costs at least 66,400 euros, can be found at Hyundai. Otherwise, the e-car starts at 43,900 euros.