Next June, Hyundai’s family of electric cars will grow with the arrival of the IONIQ 6. A volume sedan that will face the titanic challenge of facing big names in the sector such as the Tesla Model 3, but also the BMW i4, KIA EV6, or the next proposal from a veteran of the sector, Volkswagen with its ID.7.
As we recall, the Hyundai sedan will be integrated into the D segment (medium sedans). A proposal from the Asian company that will have a global orientation and will be sold in regions such as South Korea, Europe, or North America.
Now photographers have managed to capture the IONIQ 6 during tests in the area of Scandinavia, where Hyundai regularly tests the capabilities of its cars in extreme climates. An ideal scenario to discover the potential of this model.
In the photos, we can see a slightly less camouflaged unit than the ones seen so far. For example, we can see a grill at the bottom of the front that runs through the entire front area. We also see that the IONIQ will have extensive security equipment, with cameras and radars.
At the rear, we can guess the presence of headlights made up of small LED segments, very similar to those we can see in the IONIQ 5. Something that, following the line of the Prophecy prototype, anticipates a design that will not leave anyone indifferent.
We also see that the charging socket will remain in the same position as the new Korean electrics, specifically in the rear left area. For many, it is not the best, but it is not the worst either.
Even though serial production will not begin until July, Hyundai has revealed some of the technical specifications of the IONIQ 6 a few days ago, including such relevant aspects as its exterior dimensions, its power, the capacity of its batteries, and even the maximum autonomy. that you can achieve.
It will measure 4,855 mm in length, being slightly shorter than the Sonata, which, however, will exceed both width (1,880 mm) and height (1,495 mm). The wheelbase for its part will reach 2,950 mm thanks to the use of the E-GMP modular platform, already seen in the Genesis GV60, Hyundai IONIQ 5, and KIA EV6.
Like all of them, it will have an 800-volt electrical system that should allow it to charge at a maximum of 240 kW of power in direct current, completing 10-80% in just 18 minutes. The 77.4 kWh capacity battery pack will be the same as we already know from the GV60 and EV6.
IONIQ 6 Autonomy
However, thanks to its extremely hard-working aerodynamics, its autonomy will reach 515 km under the strict Korean homologation cycle. To put this figure in context, it should be noted that the Kona Electric, IONIQ 5, and KIA EV6 homologate respectively 406 km, 429 km, and 475 km, while under the more lax WLTP cycle they reach 484 km, 481 km, and 528 km.
In its top-of-the-range version, it will enjoy two electric motors in a dual configuration (one on each axle), so it will have all-wheel drive and a maximum power of 313 hp (230 kW). Rear-wheel-drive versions will also be available, which will be more efficient.