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Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 streamlines the electric experience

Riley Riley

With an elongated, futuristic design, Hyundai’s latest electric vehicle, the Ioniq 6 Electrified Streamliner cuts a dramatic profile.

At an impressive 4.8 metres in length, Ioniq 6 is available with a range of drive motors and battery packs to fit the needs of every customer.

It delivers an estimated driving range of 610km (WLTP) as well as ultra-fast, 400-V/800-V multi-charging capability.

The long-range 77.4kWh battery is available with either rear- or all-wheel-drive.

The top-of-the-line dual motor all-wheel drive model produces a combined power output of 239kW and 605Nm of torque, with a 0-100km/h time of 5.1 seconds.

The single motor, rear-wheel drive motor version has a 53kWh battery uses 14kWh/100km (WLTP), which Hyundai says makes it one of the most energy-efficient vehicles on the market.

The electrified streamliner takes advantage of Hyundai’s dedicated battery-electric E-GMP platform to provide an extremely long, 2950mm wheelbase, supported by a choice of 20-inch or 18-inch wheels.

With a drag coefficient of 0.21 Cd, it’s even slipperier and more aerodynamic than the $300K plus Mercedes-AMG EQS 35 4MATIC which boasts 0.23 Cd.

Features include Dual Color Ambient Lighting, Speed Sync Lighting, EV Performance Tune-up and Electric Active Sound Design (e-ASD).

The latter enhances the drive experience by producing an artificial sound to replace the noise normally generated by an internal combustion engine.

Speed Sync Lighting mode adds emotion to the driving experience by changing the brightness of the interior lighting in the first row based on the vehicle’s speed.

Remote Smart Parking Assist 2 (RSPA 2) helps remotely park by Remote Parking or it helps remotely exit a parking spot from outside the vehicle by Remote Operation.

This feature works for parallel, perpendicular, and even diagonal parking.

The E-GMP architecture can support both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructures, with 800-V charging as standard.

It can accommodate 400-V charging without the need for additional components or adapters.

With a 350kW charger, Ioniq 6 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.

Ioniq 6, like Ioniq 5 before it, provides vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality that allows customers to charge any electric devices — ideal for powering necessities during a power outage, camping or outdoor projects.

V2L is enabled using an available accessory adaptor and goes into the outside charging port.

In addition to the outside power outlet, there is a second outlet underneath the back row seat for charging laptops, phones and other devices.

It’s Hyundai’s first model to offer Over-the-Air (OTA) software updates.

Production is set to start soon.

 

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