Hyundai shows the first images of its future one hundred percent electric sedan, the Ioniq 6, which will hit the market later this year or early 2023.
Just three years ago Hyundai began to outline the first sketches of the Ioniq 6, the second battery-powered model with the Ioniq seal, which offers a futuristic and groundbreaking appearance. In the words of those responsible for its design, “it is a car that aims to create fans, not customers.”
Its outward appearance is unlike that of any other car currently on the market, but depending on the angle from which we look at it, it brings back memories of very specific products. For example, seen from behind it has the air of a Porsche 911, despite belonging to a segment far from sports cars. And, if we stand in front of the side, its personality is undeniable, although the rear area reminds us of the first generation of the Mercedes CLS.
Perhaps the front is the point that most distinguishes it from any other car, leaving aside the passenger compartment. Because inside we do find a curious dashboard, made up of a generously sized digital instrument panel and wing profiles at the ends, where two screens have integrated that project what the camera located in the respective mirrors is focusing on.
Apart from the design, connectivity, digitization and sustainability are three basic pillars that have decisively influenced the conception of the Ioniq 6. Thus, we find that recycled paint pigments are used in the coatings that come from old tires, In the same way, that in some shades of bodywork, other pigments taken from bamboo charcoal are used. These are just two brushstrokes of the large number of ecological materials with which they are built from the seats to the carpet.
The definitive forms of this Ioniq 6 are inspired by the Hyundai Prophecy Concept EV prototype, presented in March 2020. At this time when most manufacturers are inclined toward off-road designs, the new electric car from the Korean brand is committed to a saloon format large, with a total length of 4,855 meters, with a wheelbase of 2,950 millimeters that guarantees a spacious and comfortable interior space, which is also helped by the flat floor that is created above the battery pack. Its height does not reach one and a half meters, while the width reaches 188 centimeters.
The luxury, quality, and multiple configuration options it offers are also distinctive features of the next electric Hyundai, of which no technical details have been released for now.