The Ioniq 6 sedan might be coming earlier than expected.
Like most automakers, Hyundai is moving at a rapid pace towards full-scale electrification. Although it has yet to officially announce those plans like some other automakers have done, the writing is on the wall. It'll happen sooner or later and the South Korean carmaker is quite anxious to launch its second battery-electric model.
According to The Korean Car Blog, Hyundai aims to launch the Ioniq 6 all-electric sedan earlier in 2022 than originally planned. Basically, it wants to shorten the time span once the Ioniq 5 hits the market, which could go on sale as soon next month in South Korea.
Therefore, it's certainly possible the Ioniq 6 will debut in production form before the end of this year. Specific details about the Ioniq 6 remain top secret, but we do know it'll share the same dedicated EV platform, called E-GMP (Electronic Global Modular Platform), as the Ioniq 5. Styling-wise, it'll closely resemble the stunning Prophecy concept.
Hyundai previously confirmed the Ioniq 6 is essentially a production version of the Prophecy, but a lot can happen going from concept to production. With its four-door coupe styling, the Ioniq 6 could wind up being sort of a poor man's Porsche Taycan. We're all for that.
Thanks to its architecture, the Ioniq 6 will be capable of fast charging and a driving range potentially as high as 435 miles on a single charge. Like the Ioniq 5, the interior will be a so-called "smart living space" with a heavy focus on driver and passenger comfort with features like highly adjustable seats, plenty of leg and headroom, and wireless connectivity. The all-digital displays will be encased in a simple yet elegantly designed dash layout.
Pricing remains unknown at this time, but we expect it'll carry a higher price point than the Ioniq 5, which is estimated to begin at around $40,000 before federal and state tax credits.