During the online presentation of the Hyundai IONIQ 5, which should be released in our market this fall, the manufacturer took the opportunity to reveal some details on the next vehicle of the IONIQ family. Inevitably this would be the IONIQ 6, a sporty sedan that will be about the same size as a Sonata.
This information is not new, because when it announced last year that IONIQ would become an entire family of electric vehicles, Hyundai has put its game plan for future models on the table. However, no details were confirmed at the time.
We now know that, indeed, the IONIQ 6 will be a sedan largely inspired by the Prophecy concept presented in 2020. Substantially the same size as a Hyundai Sonata, the IONIQ 6 will aim to take on the Tesla Model 3. In other words, the manufacturer is targeting an electric sedan with luxury claims, without inflating the price too much.
The IONIQ 6 will focus above all on sportiness, driving pleasure and design. Hyundai has already published some power figures: between 215 and 308 horsepower depending on the chosen version. It would be powered by a battery with a capacity of 73 kilowatt hours. This capacity is curious, however, because its big sister, the IONIQ 5, does not offer any battery of this capacity. Will Hyundai play with the capacity of its batteries in order to diversify its models?
During the presentation, the South Korean industrial giant promised that its next electric sedan will offer a range of more than 480 kilometers. This figure remains however much lower than what offers a Tesla Model 3 Long Range which offers up to 568 kilometers, according to the estimates of the EPA.
Like the IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6, the IONIQ 6 will be based on the new modular electric architecture e-GMP, which will undoubtedly allow it to offer 4-wheel drive thanks to its 2 motors. It is said to be unveiled at the end of next year as a 2023 model.