Hyundai Ioniq 6, Tesla Runs CarPlay, Jeep Tomahawk, BMW M5 Wagon, Red Bull's $6M Hypercar: Cold Start

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A roundup of the most important news you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Good morning, CarBuzz readers, and welcome to Cold Start. This is the first installment in a new series that we will be bringing you each morning as we highlight some of the biggest news stories of the past 24 hours. With so much happening in the auto industry every hour of every day, we're making it easy to catch up on the major developments you may have missed, so let's dive in.

Today's selection, as is clear from the headline, focuses on the reveal of the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV, how to get Apple CarPlay in your Tesla, an exciting potential new Jeep model exclusively uncovered by CarBuzz, the latest gossip from the world of BMW M, and Red Bull's first-ever hypercar. So without further ado, let's begin.


2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Arrives

Hyundai has revealed the Ioniq 6 to the world, and although it's decidedly less pretty than the Prophecy Concept on which it was originally based, there's plenty to look forward to, including 800-volt fast-charging. Unfortunately, few details have been confirmed about the car at this point; the reveal only shows us the design of the Ioniq 6. However, we do know that a pair of 12-inch displays will reside in the cabin. We also know that a new, illuminated steering wheel is coming, with this flashing in different colors to indicate different states. For example, white lights indicate that voice control is active while green signifies that the car is plugged in. Recycled materials, including those used for the 12 paint colors, will dominate the car's makeup. More info will become available soon.

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Tesla Runs Apple CarPlay

As you may already know, no Tesla vehicle has ever included support for Apple CarPlay. According to reports, this was because Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a feud with Apple's Tim Cook. Whatever the reason, it's a frustrating problem, particularly when these futuristic cars cost a pretty penny. However, there appears to be a workaround, with a web-based app called Tesla Android allowing you to turn the infotainment screen in your Tesla into an Android tablet. With that functionality, CarPlay is unlocked. This is not new, but the latest version of the app is, and it even includes features you can't get on a regular CarPlay interface, including lyrics on Apple Music. It's a little tricky to set up, but hopefully, this will motivate Musk to offer smartphone integration apps through future updates.

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Jeep Registers Tomahawk Name

Stellantis, through FCA, has filed an application for a new trademark, and CarBuzz is the first to bring it to you. Pertaining to the name 'Tomahawk', the new name is likely to be used for a new Jeep model, in keeping with past Grand Cherokee variants that include the Trailhawk and Trackhawk. We suspect that the name will have a performance connotation, and since Jeep has made use of the Hellcat engine in the past, our theory is that Jeep wants to say goodbye to pure combustion engines with a high-performance alternative to the Cadillac Escalade-V. A Demon-powered, 840-horsepower Grand Wagoneer? We can get on board with that.

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BMW M5 Wagon Incoming

Following the huge excitement of the first-ever BMW M3 station wagon to reach production, BMW has teased a low-volume special edition of the M4 CSL. In addition to that, BMW M's 50th-anniversary celebrations will include the arrival of the M3 CS and the G87 M2. But that's not enough. According to the rumor mill, the extraordinary BMW M5 wagon is set to make a return too. However, this won't form part of M's celebrations this year, as the rumors point to this enthusiast model only arriving with the next-generation M5. We haven't seen any 5 Series Touring prototypes out testing yet, so keep an eye out for more details on this developing story.

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Red Bull Building 1,100-HP Hypercar

We close with this: Red Bull is building a track-only hypercar called RB17 that will make the Aston Martin Valkyrie seem watered down. Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey is being allowed to let his creative juices flow freely, and this new hypercar will showcase numerous F1-derived aerodynamic tricks, including flexible body parts. What's more, a V8 hybrid engine will deliver more than 1,100 hp. Just 50 will be made at a cost of £5 million (over $6.1 million), plus taxes. That's a scandalous figure, but it should be worth the money and then some. What's more, Christian Horner, CEO of Red Bull Advanced Technologies, has not ruled out the possibility of a roadgoing car in the future...

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