Auto Expo 2023: Hyundai Motor has showcased the new Ioniq 6 EV in India at the ongoing edition of the Auto Expo. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 was unveiled in June 2022 and is the third electric vehicle manufactured by the brand globally following the Kona EV and the Ioniq 5. It is built on the brand's E-GMP architecture. According to Hyundai, the vehicle would be among the most energy-efficient in the world in its most basic form. Hyundai also claims that with the smaller battery and 18-inch wheels, the EV will use less than 14kWh per 100 kilometres. With the single-motor arrangement and the larger 77.4kWh battery, the Ioniq 6 can travel up to 610 kilometres on a single charge, competing against the likes of the Tesla Model 3.
The Ioniq 6 is essentially a sleek full-electric sedan with numerous sweeping curves and creases as well as an aerodynamic shape. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is said to have a drag coefficient of just 0.21 despite all of its design cues, which is aided by flat door handles and cameras in place of conventional wing mirrors. The Ioniq 6's rear has pixel-style LED taillights, a ducktail rear spoiler, and a curved shoulder line that is conceptually similar. The Ioniq 6's dimensions—4,855mm in length, 1,880mm in width, 1,495mm in height, and 2,950mm in wheelbase—are comparable to those of the Tesla Model 3 and the BMW i4 in terms of size.
A 53kWh unit and a 77kWh unit are the two battery packs that are offered for the Ioniq 6 globally. While the top-spec AWD variant has two motors with a combined output of 325bhp and 605Nm of peak torque, the entry-level variants have an RWD layout with a single motor that produces 228bhp of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque. The model's WLTP-certified range varies depending on the variant opted for, from 429 kilometres to 614 kilometres.
The Ioniq 6's interior is similar to that of the brand's previous electric vehicles and the overseas-sold Genesis GV60 SUV in that it has a flat centre console. The two 12-inch touchscreens and a two-spoke steering wheel are housed in the minimalist dashboard.
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The Ioniq 5 will be the second EV to go on sale, with the first-generation Kona EV already being offered in the Indian market. Hyundai hasn't disclosed its launch timeline for the Ioniq 6 in India, and the Auto Expo 2023 showcase would be utilised to determine consumer demand for the model.