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The Hyundai Ioniq 6 has sci-fi looks and leading-edge EV technology. This EV is like nothing else on the road, from its flowing bodywork to its futuristic interior. And consumers like that. Though just introduced, Hyundai Ioniq 6 sales are off to an interesting start. Let’s compare Hyundai’s new EV to the competition and check out the features that separate it from the pack.

How Hyundai Ioniq 6 sales are developing

In the first half of the year, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 sold 3,245 units, with 1,162 of those coming in June, according to GoodCarBadCar. Pretty good for such a daring design.

How does that compare to the competition? As the reviews pour in and its reputation grows, the Ioniq 6 outsells noted competitors.

Year-to-date, the Hyundai EV’s sales outpaced the following vehicles:

• Subaru Solterra: 2,972

• Rivian EDV700: 2,495

• Cadillac Lyriq: 2,316

• Audi E-Tron GT: 1,786

• Lucid Air: 1,391

And since the Ioniq 6 only went on sale in March, that’s even more impressive. What is it that makes this forward-thinking EV so good? Let’s go over the specs.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: features, specs, pricing

Concept cars are always fun to take in. With dramatic styling and innovative tech, concept vehicles show what the future might look like. Unfortunately, production versions are often watered-down, taking away from a show car’s striking elements. But the $42,715 Hyundai Ioniq 6 follows a different path.

From the front fascia to the rear bumper, this EV wows with its singular appearance. And not only is it cool to look at, but the Ioniq 6 has power and range among the best in class.

Buyers can opt for a single-motor RWD or a dual-motor AWD layout.

Base-trim single-motor models have 149 hp and 305 miles of range. Long Range RWD models have 225 hp and can go 316 miles. Opting for a dual-motor Ioniq 6 brings 320 hp and a 270-mile range. Long Range AWD versions can travel up to 361 miles.

In their review, Car and Driver found the Ioniq 6 fast off the line, with a pleasant ride and energetic handling. They liked how it settled nicely in corners—due to its low center of gravity—and enjoyed the adjustable regenerative braking via steering wheel paddles.

Inside, the Hyundai EV continues its modern theme with a clean appearance and the latest tech. The even floor enhances occupant comfort, and ample soundproofing ensures a quiet ride. A 12.3-inch digital cluster provides essential metrics, while the 12.3-inch touchscreen runs Hyundai’s BlueLink software. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard.

And for reassurance on the road, the Ioniq 6 has driver’s assistance technology like automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection and lane-departure warning with lane keeping assist. Available adaptive cruise control with lane centering keeps things steady on long trips.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a bold design among more standard competitors. With futuristic looks and performance to match, this EV sets an exciting course for electric vehicles. The top trim’s 361-mile range makes it an attractive alternative to gas-powered cars, and its comfortable ride makes it an ideal road trip companion. The Ioniq 6 shows how cool an EV can be.


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