Review: 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 redraws the electric sedans, may topple Tesla Model 3
, Music, theres a reason Beyond sheer popularity. Why so many full line car makers have led with crossovers as they ramp up their lineups for the electric era? Sporty midsize sedans, like the Hyundai ioniq 6, require more push and pull to look right while delivering the aerodynamic efficiency thats so important for driving range to fit thick battery packs under the passenger floor means pushing up the roofline and compromising proportions to compensate or settling for A cabin that feels more cramped. On the other hand, traditional three box sedans, are compromised in the Wind Tunnel its. Why so many automakers have settled for the tall tale cam back form instead with a hatchback instead of a trunk lid put the two together and its daunting with sedans, no longer the core of the auto market, its less surprising! Why so few automakers have tackled an electric sedan, but Hyundai has fretted the needle and ended up with something jaw droppingly unique in the ionic 6.. The ionic 6 simultaneously solves the Aero issue when treads new design ground making other sedans look antiquated Hyundais early teas of range results might be enough to convince Skeptics. The ionic 6 will bear a wltp range rating of up to 382 miles according to the automaker, based on how the ionic 5 crossover has fared in the EPA cycle versus the more optimistic European wltp that will landed very close to the model. 3 long ranges 358 miles, its a trendsetter looks even better up close and from First Impressions.
It suggests for the first time that theres a cart that one ups, the Tesla Model 3 in many respects one curve. Many details it would have been easy for the ionic 6 to mimic the best selling Tesla Model 3 or to Simply aping the ionic 5 hatchback thats in ridiculously short supply, but Hyundai didnt opt for either of those routes. Hyundai calls the profile of the ioniq 61 curve side profile. Pics tend to show individual arcs, but in person its easy to figuratively lay a French curve across any portion of the car as a whole. The thing is, curvy everywhere: influences include the Stout Scarab and the Phantom Corsair, both from the 1930s, the 1950 saab 92 and the 1920s Aviation aesthetic in this Streamliner. Yet to anyone fluent in modern cars, its impossible, not to see some Porsche influences in front and in back is that a whale tail well, its a rear, spoiler. That plays a key role in the 0.21 coefficient of drag, making the ionic 6 Hyundais, most aerodynamic production. Car ever modeled after the supermarine Spitfire British World War II airplane its one of those elements of beauty where engineering and design find The Sweet Spot dont try removing the spoiler. If you value your Highway range, the Aero advantages are also made possible by an active air flap at the lower front air intake, letting air flow through and around the front wheels and by the sound of it a whole lot of modeling and wind tunnel work on The outside Hyundais, so called parametric, pixel design details, the emphasis on lighting and the slim door handles are about the only things in common with the ioniq 5.
thats, how Hyundai likes it in an ionic lineup of models that will each make their own statement, including the Boxy ionic 7 SUV thats on the way as well no wasted space. The ioniq 6 is the first sedan built from the companys egmp dedicated electric vehicle platform, its also the first Hyundai model to offer over the air firmware updates for the full gamut of vehicle functions. It rides on a 116.1 inch wheelbase and is 191.1 inches long 74.0, inches wide and 58.9 inches tall in overall height. The ionic 5 is only about four inches taller than the ionic six, but with them both at opposite sides of a garage, youd guess theres. More of a difference, Hyundai has conceived each of the ionic models separately, with an emphasis on an interior living space, parametric pixel cues peppered throughout to unify the different, looks and sustainability in Tech and materials. According to Hyundai Global design. Chief Simon loesby, controlling the visual height of the car, was very important. The broad Arc that assures passenger space gets where it needs to be, but it starts very low in front and back just as with the ionic 5. The dash is pushed forward more than in other vehicles and the entire front floor. Space feels open and Airy. Like the Tesla Model, 3, there isnt a lot of wasted space atop the dash and from an upright driving position. The hood pretty much disappears, leaving a great view ahead.
Twin 12.3 inch displays stand upright in front of the driver, the one in the middle, a touch screen for infotainment, the one ahead for gauges, but theyre by no means in the way, the skateboard platform and long wheelbase pay dividends in passenger space. The floor is flat throughout the cabin bringing excellent leg room to the back seat, even when the front seat is back all or nearly all the way. Just dont expect a lot of Headroom I and anyone over six feet tall was pressing. My Noggin against the headliner requiring a hunched forward position that would be acceptable for a trip across town, but not a road trip up front Hyundai adds a sturdy two tiered center console it doesnt move around like the one in the ionic 5, but theres space for Larger items below plus the top area is level and good for a laptop. They say there is a frunk but its essentially a small storage bin good for charging cables or maybe a laptop bag. The trunk isnt very deep just enough for grocery bags, although its wide and long, not a sports sedan but nicely balanced, rear wheel, drive single motor versions of the ioniq 6 make 225 horsepower in 258, lbft of torque and all wheel drive dual motor models. Make 320 horsepower and 446 lbft of torque Hyundai claims a zero to 62 miles per hour, acceleration time of 7.4 seconds in single motor form and 5.1 seconds in dual motor form, although its Factory acceleration times are typically conservative, our well equipped dual motor model with 20 Inch wheels felt plenty quick in this world of instant torque and the motors interaction system never needed the Pirelli p0os to scramble for grip.
What would this vehicle be like with a firmer suspension and the higher output 576 horsepower dual motor layout of the Kia ev6, while exact horsepower figures are still TBA? That vehicle is in the works as the ioniq 6n, its one to look forward to, given the ionic say, XS lower, more planted feel foreign Music thanks for watching drop a like leave.