Hyundai has just taken the drapes off of its next-generation Ioniq 6 electrified sedan, and after our exploits with the Ioniq 5, we can’t wait to get our hands on this baby when it finally hits the road. At the premiere event during the Busan International Motor Show in South Korea – SangYup Lee, EVP and design head – Hyundai described the car as a “personal mobile studio” and for good reason.
The Ioniq 6’s dreamy digital world premiere video takes one on a ride into the future where the lines between the virtual and real world are blurred, opening up the possibility for flexible lifestyle and awakening skills. The sedan will be directly pitted against the Tesla Model 3, and joins the line-up of electric vehicles under the Ioniq sub-brand. The EV shares its automotive components with the boxier Ioniq 5, and gets even more features than the SUV.
The four-door electrified streamliner gives you the option to break the monotony of WFH regimes or boring office routines to elevate creativity levels. The electric car is a reliable commuter and a movable compact studio on wheels for work liberation. The 64 different color schemes for the interiors, and to match them are the six pre-loaded themes. These ambient lights can also be customized to go brighter as the car speeds up.
The Porsche-like streamlined silhouette with a cozy cocoon-shaped interior made out of plastic bottles and fishing net material is highlighted by the remote working features including a center with a foldable tabletop console capable of holding a laptop or your vlogging setup. There are two 12-inch screens – one of them being employed for dedicated notes application. To keep the gadgets juiced up, the console has four USB-C ports and one USB-A port. Cabin space on the inside is maximized by slimming down the car seats by 33 percent without compromising on comfort. In the complete lounging mode, the front seats can lean back completely for the odd nap.
Ioniq 6 has a drag coefficient of 0.21 to reduce the power consumption to 14KWh per 100 km. The electrified sedan has an estimated range of 379 miles with a 77.4-kWh battery. When available, the users will also get the option to go for the slightly lesser 53-kWh battery option. The top-of-the-line model of the sedan is capable of going from 0-62.14 mph in just 5.1 seconds flat. The Ioniq 6 sedan will cost more than the $40,925 starting price of the Ionic 5, and will be positioned between the Ionic 5 and the Ioniq 7 SUV slated for the 2024 release.