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There’s been no shortage of excitement surrounding the release of the new 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV. After all, having another affordable electric vehicle option on the market is never a bad thing. After weeks of just knowing what the car looks like, we finally have some performance figures and specs alongside a whole new set of images!

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is one of the most efficient EVs on the market

White 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 electric sedan parked near an airplane, highlighting its release date and price
2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 | Hyundai

Hyundai’s newest press release about the Ioniq 6 digs into the specs of the new EV and claims that it’s one of the most efficient EVs available for consumer purchase. With a claimed performance of under 14 kWh/100 km, the Ioniq 6 makes the most of its battery.

Speaking of its battery, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has a 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack. A full charge will take you to an advertised range of over 379 miles per charge. Additionally, its 800-volt architecture allows it to charge at up to 350 kilowatts. So, charging from 10 percent to 80 percent can happen in as little as 18 minutes.

Additionally, the Ioniq 6 supports 400-volt EV infrastructure without any adapters or additional components necessary. Effectively, just about anywhere there’s an EV charger, there’s a way to charge an Ioniq 6.

“IONIQ 6 is the next ambitious step forward in Hyundai Motor’s strategy to accelerate its transition to electrification and into a position as a global leader in EVs,” said Jaehoon Chang, President, and CEO, of Hyundai Motor Company. “The IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner will provide a unique and distinctive experience for drivers and passengers, optimized in every way to redefine electric mobility.”

Though the Ioniq 6’s prime directive is efficiency and comfort, it’s got some decent performance specs, too. It’s available, like many modern EVs, in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive format. The latter of which comes packed with 320 horsepower and over 440 pound-feet of instant-on electric torque. Together, those figures push the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 5.1 seconds.

Luxurious interior experience rounds out the futuristic EV

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV interior reveal with ambient lighting in door cards
2023 Ioniq 6 interior | Hyundai

“IONIQ 6 is designed and engineered to seamlessly enhance our daily lives as space to awaken your potential,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, and Head of Customer Experience Division, Hyundai Motor Company. “The innovative interior is meticulously thought out as a cocoon-like personal space, enhanced with the latest technologies to create a safe, fun, and stress-free driving experience. The spacious interior, with sustainability and usability at its heart, once again represents a step forward for electric vehicles, in line with the values of our customers.”

Interior highlights include seats that are developed specifically for EVs. They take advantage of the extra room having no under-car drivetrain components leaves. They are 30 percent thinner than standard vehicle seats, giving passengers more wiggle room.

There’s no shortage of tech support, either. The Ioniq 6 has four USB Type-C ports and a USB Type-A port. In addition, Hyundai’s vehicle-to-load (V2L) system is onboard like the Ioniq 5. So, the Ioniq 6 can charge other EVs or power electronics when necessary. An adapter to use the V2L system for charging laptops, power banks, or powering other appliances is also available.

The 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system features a navigation system with real-time battery level estimates and shows a live range radius. Additionally, its connected car services map out routes for longer trips that show charging locations and recommended stops. Of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both available.

Additionally, the cabin features ambient lighting to make you feel right at home.

Ample safety features, but no pricing just yet

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has virtually all of the safety features one might expect on a new vehicle. It’s got lane-keep assistance with smart cruise control that keeps you a safe distance from the vehicle you’re following while automatically adapting to its speed. Additionally, forward collision avoidance and driver attention warning systems are present. They make sure the driver is both paying attention and alert to potential forward hazards.

The Ioniq 6 does have some autonomous driving features like lane change assistance, automatic speed limit assistance, blind-spot collision avoidance, and high-beam assist.

Hyundai states that the 2023 Ioniq 6 EV will go into production in late 2022. However, the company has not currently announced any pricing. Overall, though, it looks like the Ioniq 6 will be a feature-packed EV that’s great for those who don’t have the budget required to get into the likes of a Tesla, Porsche Taycan, or Lucid.


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