The newly designed Hyundai Ioniq 6 Electric Sedan is daring and special. It may look the same as other electric vehicles in some ways – such as its internal parts, but its exterior design helps it have longer driving range, which makes it stand out from the crowd. Being different and bold is a great thing; in this very early stage of EV industry, many models exist that look quite similar to each other.
The Ioniq 6 sedan has a really cool feature which makes it really special. It has the lowest 0.22 (or 0.21 in markets with cameras used for side mirrors) coefficient of drag, which is a measure of how aerodynamic the car is. This makes its aerodynamics compare to cars that cost twice as much and are at least one foot longer- a lot better than other compact cars.
The Ioniq 6 has a special kind of shape and design that helps it travel up to 361 miles on one full battery charge, while also being very efficient. In fact, the SE Long Range model can go 4.2 miles using just 1 kW of energy.
The Ioniq 6 is really good at saving energy. It goes 358 miles without needing to recharge and uses only 3.9 miles per hour of electricity. Even though it’s not as fast or exciting to drive like the Tesla Model 3, many electric vehicle drivers prefer its energy efficiency over anything else.
Hyundai redesigned the Ioniq 5. They used a 77.4-kwh battery and special motors to make the car last for 303 miles, which is about 3.3 miles per kwh.
The sedan is longer than the Ioniq 5 by around nine inches, but the wheelbase – which measures the distance between the front and back wheels – is shorter by 2 inches. It sits lower compared to the Ioniq 5 and it has a slightly less ground clearance too. It’s also lighter, weighing about 4,300 pounds for vehicles with one motor and big battery pack, or about 4,550 pounds for cars with two motors.
The Ioniq 6 has a really cool, retro look. It looks like it could have come right out of the 1930s and reminds us of an airplane fuselage – like the Stout Scarab. Also, there’s something in the design that makes it look just like a 1970s Porsche 911 Carrera, especially at the rear!
It’s obvious that this car is made by Hyundai – and it definitely looks different than their usual cars.
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The Ioniq 5 and 6 cars have a cool design theme with flush door handles, which looks like mini ice cube trays. Everywhere you look on the inside of the car, there are tiny square ‘pixels’, on the door panels, dash trim, dead pedal, speaker cover and smartphone charger. Even the Hyundai badge on the steering wheel has been replaced by four glowing dots that flash different colours according to what drive mode you choose; blue for normal, green for Eco and red for Sport. The dots also spell out ‘H’ in Morse code!
Experience the Thrill of the Hyundai Ioniq 6
Most of my time was spent driving a fancy car that cost about $57,215 including delivery. It takes only 5.1 seconds for it to reach 60 miles per hour, which means it’s really fast and capable of passing other cars on the road.
Most versions of the Ioniq 6 electric car come with a 77.4-kwh battery, and you can choose either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive. Soon, Hyundai will offer a cheaper version called the SE Standard Range which has a 53-kwh battery that can last for up to 240 miles and it costs $42,715.
The single-motor version is capable of producing 225hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and it can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 7.4 seconds. On the other hand, if you go for the dual-motor setup, there will be two motors – one at front with 75kw power and another at rear having 165kw power. They both come together to make 320 hp and 446 lb-ft – same as Ioniq 5.
Your car has five settings you can choose from: Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow and Custom. Sport mode makes the steering harder to turn and adjusts the power between the front and back axles depending on the situation. Eco mode mostly sends power to the back while Snow mode has equal power in both axles. When I drove around Scottsdale I never really taxed my tires but the car managed to stay in balance even when going through curves with a low center of gravity.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 has a special suspension system that combines MacPherson struts in the front and multi-link rear to avoid feeling bumps and vibrations from the road. It also has shocks that adjust depending on your speed and what kind of road you’re driving on, so it’s much quieter than a Model 3 but not as nimble.
The Ioniq 6 has the potential to be a fast and sporty vehicle but before that comes out, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will arrive in July with a lowered suspension, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, and a Drift mode. For now though, the Ioniq 6 is still good for driving but not as powerful and it offers an overall smooth experience designed to be efficient.
“A Big Change in Efficiency Depending on Wheel Size”
The size of the wheels and tires makes a huge difference when it comes to how efficient your car is. For example, cars with 18-inch wheels can go 361 miles on a single charge and get 4.2 miles worth of energy per kWh, while vehicles with 20-inch wheels have a shorter range of 305 miles and only 3.5 miles of energy each kWh.
The steering wheel paddle on your car can adjust its brakes, making it more efficient. This also helps when driving with only one foot by controlling the throttle and preventing it from getting too bumpy.
When using 18-inch wheels, the car has a range of 316 miles and uses 3.6 mi/kwh. If you use 20-inch wheels, the range drops to 270 miles but uses 3.1 mi/kwh. The Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD has 358 mile range and 3.9mi/kwh efficiency.
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The Ioniq 5 is not as useful because the roof makes it harder for tall people to fit in the back seats. But those rear seats do have plenty of space – 39.2 inches! Folding down the split rear seats doesn’t help much either since there isn’t a lot of room coming from the 11.2 cubic feet trunk. The Tesla Model 3 looks way cooler and has a lot of tech features, so it’s better for sure.
The value of the car is relative, but it doesn’t get the $7,500 federal EV tax credit. It comes with heated front seats, adjustable driver seat and has five USB ports, a big digital instrument cluster and also a touchscreen. You can connect your phone to this system using wired Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Also, new Digital Key controller lets you control your car without needing to subscribe for anything – and it comes with more features.
Many cars nowadays come with special driver-assistance technologies like automatic brakes if needed, alerts for other vehicles on your blind spots, lane control for better driving and keeping the headlights on automatically. Extra sensor and cameras have been added to help detect pedestrians, cyclists or any turning cars in front of you as well. Certain models even allow you to charge appliances or tools from your car’s battery power – that comes in particularly handy when going camping!
The 2023 Ioniq 6 is a great car because of it’s features, price, and power. But the most amazing thing about this car is that it’s different from other cars. Hyundai paid for us to try this car out so we can tell you all about it!