Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be featured along the Ioniq 5 at the 2023 Auto Expo and both have several commonalities including the platform
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) will showcase the Ioniq 6 electric sedan at the 2023 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The same event will likely see the price announcement of the Ioniq 5 EV, which will likely be priced around Rs. 50 lakh (ex-showroom) as it will undercut the Kia EV6. Just as the Ioniq 5, its sedan sibling is based on the E-GMP platform.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 made its global debut a few months ago and is the third all-electric offering from the brand in the international markets. Drawing design influence from the Prophecy concept, the Ioniq 6 is available with different battery options and multiple drive configurations and courtesy of the dedicated skateboard architecture, it has a spacious interior.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 competes against Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2 and BMW i4 and it has been well received amongst customers for its unique design and modern nature. It has a drag coefficient of just 0.21 and has a swooping bodywork evoking retro appeal. The prominent notchback stance, full-width pixel-type LED tail lamps, ducktail spoiler and stylish alloy wheels add to the visual appeal.
The Ioniq 6 is 4,855 mm long, 1,880 mm wide and stands 1,495 mm with a wheelbase length of 2,950 mm. The interior is also packed with advanced features and technologies and it boasts a twin screen layout, a flat-bottom steering wheel and less use of physical buttons. It is equipped with a 53 kWh and a 77 kWh battery pack.
In a similar fashion to the Ioniq 5, the twin electric motor setup available in the top-spec variants produces 320 horses and 605 Nm while the real-wheel drive variant develops 228 hp and 350 Nm. The larger battery pack equipped trim has a claimed WLTP range of 614 km with RWD configuration while the all-wheel drive one is good enough for 583 km.
The smaller battery pack has a claimed driving range of 429 km on a single charge. Hyundai could use the motoring show to gauge response from customers and it could be introduced in the near future considering that it has plenty in common with the soon-launching Ioniq 5. The EV’s bookings are open online for an initial token of Rs. 1 lakh.