Hyundai Ioniq 6 Range, Performance And Charging Time Revealed With New Pictures

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Hyundai shares important details and new snaps of the Ioniq 6.

Just last month, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 made its design debut, giving us our first full look at the upcoming electric sedan. Hyundai says the Ioniq 6 will enter production in the third quarter of 2022, though US-bound models won't roll off the line until January 2023. The car will be revealed with its US specs this November before going on sale in Q1 2023. Though the numbers may change slightly for the North American market, today Hyundai revealed more details about what powers the Ioniq 6.

To no one's surprise, the Ioniq 6 uses the same 77.4-kWh battery pack as its sibling, the Hyundai Ioniq 5. And like the Ioniq 5, that battery can send its juice to either a rear-wheel-drive single-motor or all-wheel-drive dual-motor setup.


Battery And Performance

Hyundai only gave details on the dual-motor setup, which produces the same 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft. We can assume the single-motor model will match the Ioniq 5 with 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai also mentions a 53-kWh standard battery, which is a bit smaller than the 5's 58-kWh pack, though it's unclear if this option will be available for the US.

Hyundai says the Ioniq 6 will hit 62 mph in 5.1 seconds with the dual-motor setup, though based on performance tests of the Ioniq 5, this number seems conservative. As for the range, the Korean automaker is touting a 610-kilometer (379 miles) distance on the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standard. Accounting for the differences between the WLTP and EPA tests, we predict around a 340-mile range in the US. That's a healthy increase over the Ioniq 5's 303-mile range thanks to a more streamlined, aerodynamic body shape.

2024 Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq 6 Front Angle View Hyundai

That driving range can be replenished quickly thanks to the car's 400-volt and 800-volt charging infrastructures. On a 350-kW DC fast charger, Hyundai says the Ioniq 6 can go from 10% to 80% charge in just 18 minutes. Like the Ioniq 5, there's also a vehicle-to-load (V2L) feature that allows owners to power electronics devices using the car.

We can't wait to get behind the wheel next year, but Hyundai has teased us with some details about how the Ioniq 6 will drive. It sounds like this will be a sportier experience than the Ioniq 5 with a new feature called the EV Performance Tune-up system. This allows the driver to adjust steering effort, electric motor power, accelerator pedal tuning, and driveline mode. Once the car is set up perfectly, the driver can save it as their individual mode. There's even a "spaceship-like sound" that plays depending on how the car is being driven. An Ioniq 6 N performance model is likely coming soon, but Hyundai tells us to "stay tuned."

2024 Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq 6 Forward View Hyundai
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2024 Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq 6 Aft View Hyundai

Interior Ambiance

Inside, drivers will be greeted by 64-color ambient lights with six pre-selected themes plus a new Speed Sync Lighting that can quickly change the colors and brightness based on vehicle speed. Optional Relaxation Comfort Seats can recline to a resting position, like the Ioniq 5, and are 30% thinner than seats in a conventional car to free up interior space.

The Ioniq 6's cabin technology closely resembles the Ioniq 5, but with some notable upgrades. The 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 12-inch digital cluster now offer real-time travel radius mapping based on the battery percentage, including route planning to find charging stations along the way. This is the first Hyundai model to offer over-the-air updates, which can update the maps and even deliver more power and range through software alone.

2024 Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq 6 Central Console Hyundai
2024 Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq 6 Driver Chair Hyundai
2024 Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq 6 Interior Overview Hyundai

Dimensions And Colors

In terms of the car's size, Hyundai finally gave us some measurements. The Ioniq 6 stretches a little over 191 inches long, making it a bit shorter than the gas-powered Sonata, though the wheelbase is significantly longer at 116.1 inches versus 111.8 for the Sonata. Standing at 58.8 inches tall, the Ioniq 6 is nearly two inches taller than the Sonata but a whopping four inches shorter than the Ioniq 5.

We'll need to wait for official US market details, but Hyundai will offer 12 exterior colors with far more diversity than what's available on the Ioniq 5. The color palette includes Gravity Gold Matte, Abyss Black Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Curated Silver Metallic, Nocturne Gray Metallic, Nocturne Gray Matte, Transmission Blue Pearl, Biophilic Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, Digital Green Pearl, Digital Green Matte and Byte Blue. Hopefully all of these colors will make it stateside.

Inside, there are four color combinations: Dark gray with light gray, dark olive green with light gray, black with pale brown, and all black.

2024 Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq 6 Rear Angle View Hyundai
2024 Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq 6 Side View Hyundai
2024 Hyundai Hyundai Ioniq 6 Rear-Facing View Hyundai

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