In an unprecedented move, hyundai produced over 100 units of the production, ionix 6 between february and march 2022 for the first time, however, strangely enough, these units are not destined for consumers in this episode find out why hyundai produced these units and how it may affect the Final delivery schedule of the companys first ever dedicated electric sedan, which fans would love to call korean porsche so before we go on wed highly appreciate your support by subscribing and turning on the notification bell. If you havent already – and please dont, forget to like comment and vote on the question thats presented at the end of the video ionic 6 – is arguably the most sensational model to be released by hyundai, because it was supposed to be based on the spectacular prophecy concept Which stunned the world with its sports car, like sleek profile and low stance, coupled with the sloping rear end that bore striking resemblance to classic porsche. However, when the prototype was unveiled to the public in late 2021, with the impending production coming up, catastrophe ensued as the ionic 6 was nothing like the concept, unlike the prophecy concept, which was basically a sports car with four doors that had its sight clearly at the Likes of the exotic porsche taycan and audi gte tron, the ionic 6 was a stubby and bloated eyesore. That appeared more like a replacement for 90s hyundai elantra with the terrible public reception. The management at hyundai quickly changed its plan to release the product.

At the beginning of 2022., hyundai made a drastic move to overhaul the original ionic 6 to improve not only aesthetics but also the overall packaging of the vehicle, including extending the range, the performance and upgrading various technology. The original ionic 6 called for a 72.6 kilowatt hours. Long range battery that was found in the initial ionic 5, with slightly less power of 215 horsepower for the single motor rear wheel, drive version and 302 horsepower for the dual motor. All wheel drive version compared to the latest version, with a larger battery of 77.4 kilowatt hours. The improved ionic 6 would now host the larger battery as the sole battery, along with a more powerful power electric system of the latest ionic 5 long range, which now boasts 225 horsepower for the single motor rwd model and 321 horsepower for the dual motor awd model. As a result, the all wheel drive models 0 to 60 miles per hour. Time improves to incredible 4.7 seconds from the previous 5.1 seconds, also due to the bigger battery and the improvement in the software. The range now is expected to surpass that of the ionic 5 epa, certified estimate of 303 miles or 488 kilometers, as well as the kia ev6 is 310 miles or 500 kilometers. The report has it that the latest prototype has reached up to 400 miles or 640 kilometers during testing, so it remains to be seen how much further the latest iteration of egmp based ev can travel on a single charge from the same 77.

4 kilowatt hours battery in The context of the technology, another improvement that the new ionic 6 is expected to receive is the latest level 3 self driving autonomy, which is a significant upgrade from the previously planned level. 2 system currently found in the ionic 5 and the ev6 the level 3 autonomy is whats, considered a hands free conditional, automated driving system that actually delves into the self driving realm. Much like the teslas fsd, whereas the level 2 system is a partial hand, free system as part of the advanced driver, assistance system or adas that works in conjunction with smart cruise control and lane. Following assist to help, you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, similar to teslas autopilot. The level 3 system, thats known as highway driving pilot or hdp by hyundai, is a state of the art system that has just recently been introduced on the latest genesis, g90 flagship sedan and will give the ionic 6 a definite advantage over the competition. In addition to its already segment, busting 800 volt system that enables the ultra fast charging speed of 18 minutes 10 to 80 percent, which is even faster than that of the much more expensive, 800 volt porsche. Takens 22 minutes on to the supposedly porsche like design. After revealing the uncladded body of the prototype, it was evident that the ionic 6 was indeed influenced by the prophecy concept, with the iconic sloping belt and window lines that integrate into the large rear spoiler.

But the reservations still remain as its not nearly sleek and low to the ground. However, the latest rendering, based on the prototype, certainly looks promising. The rendering thats known to be a close resemblance to the actual production model shows the arrangement of the front light assembly thats not too different from the prophecy concept that features the signature, parametric, pixel cubes and the led elements to render a tidy futuristic. Look accentuated by the new hood creases to give it the contemporary vibe, which extends to the rear of the vehicle that tapers off and its sportiness fortified with a unique porsche like whale tail. Spoiler. The front bumper now hosts the sensors for the aforementioned level. 3 self driving system, as well as accommodating the innovative lighting grille, a lighting grille, is lcd or led panel that displays charging status emergency info as well as other customizable, graphics and information, and will become hyundais trademark feature on all of its electric cars. As traditional grills will no longer serve a purpose on evs, another version of rendering of the rear quarter view based on the revision to the rear. Bumper now shows more likeness to the original prophecy concept that featured a prominent application of the parametric pixel theme throughout. So now that all areas of the vehicle are updated, it should be ready for production correct. Yes, it certainly is, according to the latest reports. In fact, its now reported that 143 units of the production ionic 6 are actually produced on a sample run at the ionic 6 assembly line at hyundai asan factory, which has been converted from a sonata assembly line being ready since early this year to coincide with the Original launch schedule, but whats the deal with such a small batch production.

Apparently the sample units are actually not destined for any customers or even for the press for marketing, but they are solely for internal evaluation. Only as you recall, we raised an issue pertaining to the possibility of another delay to the launch of the ionic 6 in our prior episode and cited that the reason was to ensure that the product would be perfectly free from any problems before the release. As specifically instructed by the corporate chairman, mr chung yui sun and as such, hyundai wasnt, taking his orders lightly as they actually followed through creating such a large batch of the actual production strictly for internal evaluation in an unprecedented move, all 143 units will be put through A rigorous test regime in total secrecy so as not to allow any leakage of the design or technical details. This is the first time ever for such large scale. Testing would be done on the production models and not the prototypes, and many are wondering why this is necessary. Many believe that the initial production run is to test out the new manufacturing process involving electric vehicles as its the factorys first ever experience. But more importantly, a delay tactic to postpone the launch, as the entire industry is faced with the supply chain problems and the battery supply and price volatility issues brought on by the russian invasion of ukraine. Whatever the real reason might be, one thing for sure is that we would be treated to the most thoroughly tested and proven production vehicle to ever come from korea and, as it stands from the latest indications from the factory the production is set for the second week Of august and the pre order is to commence in the same month with the first delivery in september of 2022 in korea.

Interestingly, the largest market is expected to be the u.s for the ionic 6, and it appears that north america would be receiving the first ever. Electric sedans ahead of europe in q4, 2022 with the rest of the world scheduled for 2023, and when it does, the estimated starting price is expected to be just under 50 dollars, which represents a phenomenal value for a large sedan with a length of nearly five meters. With great charge, speed range and performance thats comparable to evs costing double the price. As for the end of the video question, even if the styling may be a bit disappointing, would you choose the ionic 6 electric sedan over the ionic 5 or the ev6? If it means receiving them earlier than the popular crossovers, please vote and share your views by clicking on the link in the comment section below or in the description. Thanks for watching auto vision, your best source for the fastest korean car news and rumors dont forget to comment like subscribe and click on the notification bell so as not to miss any of our new videos. It would help the channel greatly. If you could view our videos as soon as they are uploaded and watch them all the way until the end, which would help to reach more people also to support our channel even further, please join our membership and enjoy the exclusive content and preview of the upcoming Episodes finally dont forget to join our forum and share your passion for korean cars.

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