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Ioniq 6 EV could be the one

Riley Riley

You’re looking at the next big thing in electric vehicles, the very appealing Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV.

It’s priced from $74,000 and you can order one now from the Hyundai Australia website.

Ioniq 6 is offered in three grades, with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive powertrains matched to a 77.4kWh battery across the range.

With an all-electric range of 614km, Ioniq 6 could well be a game changer, a car that speaks to the hearts and minds of the Australian public, the car that says: it’s time.

Entry Dynamiq is $74,00, mid-tier Techniq is $83,500 and top of the range Epiq is $88,000 — plus on-road costs.

Mid-size Ioniq 6 is the first sedan built on the Electrified-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which brings 800V architecture and the capability for rapid charging from 10 to 80 percent in as little as 18 minutes.

Ioniq 6 is built on the state of the art Hyundai Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and in rear-wheel drive Dynamiq form features a 168kW/350Nm rear electric motor and a 77.4kWh lithium-ion battery, for a WLTP range of 614km.

The all-wheel drive Ioniq 6 Techniq and Epiq feature an HTRAC all-wheel drive system comprising a 74kW/255Nm front motor and a 165kW/350Nm rear motor.

Using the same 77.4kWh battery, the AWD Ioniq 6 variants have a range of 519km.

A bi-directional Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) allows for Vehicle to Load (V2L) functionality and brings 400V and 800V DC rapid charging capability.

The most advanced Hyundai ever, it features Bluelink connected car services with an expanded suite of EV-specific features and for the first time Over-The-Air (OTA) vehicle system updates.

Hyundai Bluelink is the next step in the future of connected car services and mobility.

The Bluelink app and the accompanying connected car services makes it easier than ever before to stay connected to your Hyundai, assisting with safety, security, convenience, and enjoyment.

An enhanced SmartSense driver assistance and advanced active safety suite, an Intelligent Front-lighting System, and an ANCAP maximum 5-star safety rating contribute to an exceptionally safe, highly equipped and high-tech package.

Ioniq 6 re-imagines the cabin as a spacious and flexible living space featuring integrated Digital Side Mirrors, interactive ambient lighting and eco-friendly sustainable materials.

“We are thrilled to introduce our first-ever Ioniq 6 as the latest addition to our IONIQ range,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ted Lee said.

“IONIQ 6’s 800V EV architecture is just the beginning of the advanced technology, which also includes expanded SmartSenseTM and Bluelink® suites, and the capability for Over-The-Air system updates.

“IONIQ 6 showcases the Hyundai brand’s technological ambition and our commitment to developing sustainable mobility solutions, while giving customers an exciting, accessible and versatile EV,” he said.

As we went to press the news came that Ioniq 6 had won three major awards at the 2022 World Car Awards: World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design of the Year. 

A jury of 100 automotive journalists from 32 countries chose Ioniq 6 from the top three finalists, all launched in 2022.

This is Hyundai’s second straight triple honours at the World Car Awards with the Ioniq 5 winning all three awards last year.



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