The Hyundai Ioniq 6 has been teased ahead of its official unveiling in the next few weeks with some sketches. You’ll note that the car lacks the traditional three-box shape like most sedans today. Instead, designers went for an aerodynamic, streamlined profile.
Based on the Prophecy Concept, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is curvaceous and sleek. The sketch indicates that the duckbill spoiler survived the journey from concept to production. This is the second teaser to showcase the Ioniq 6’s shape by showing streamlined furniture, a smooth black rock, and a crazy-looking bicycle. Dubbed the “electrified streamliner” by Hyundai, expect this vehicle to prioritize aerodynamic performance and driving range.
The Ioniq 6 is the fourth vehicle underpinned by Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture following the Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Genesis GV60. Expect it to use the same 77.4-kWh battery pack as its crossover counterparts. Single motor variants should have 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque while dual-motor examples will make 320 hp and 446 lb-ft. Thanks to it being a sedan and its aero-optimized shape, at least two versions of the Ioniq 6 should be capable of traveling over 300 miles per charge.
The only variants that won’t break past the 300-mile mark are the N Line and N models. Since these make more power and use stickier tires, they’ll trade off range for performance and handling. Thankfully, the E-GMP platform includes an 800-volt charging architecture, enabling the Ioniq 6 to DC charge at rates of up to 235 kW.
Expect the Hyundai Ioniq 6 to go on sale before the end of the year in Korea followed by North America. This is the second model in the all-electric Ioniq subbrand and will be followed by the three-row Ioniq 7 SUV. The Ioniq 6’s key competitor will be the Tesla Model 3.