This week, Hyundai hosted its world premiere event for the Ioniq 6 electric vehicle, and there’s a lot to like. The South Korean brand revealed several impressive specs, including its Tesla range, not to mention a “personal mobile studio” inside that will double as a home office.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the brand’s second electric car and looks to build on the success of the Ioniq 5 crossover. With the new Hyundai Ioniq 6, designers took inspiration from the old Streamliner vehicles of the 1930s, but this vehicle has nothing of old. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, and the interior has all kinds of stylish features for the modern age and busy professionals.
The first thing is driving range and charging, which are very important to electric vehicle buyers. Hyundai claims the Ioniq 6 will offer an estimated 379 miles per charge with the larger battery pack, beating the Tesla Model 3 Long Range, which only gets around 374. Then Hyundai has a smaller, more affordable battery option at process.
As for charging, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 supports 400-volt and 800-volt fast charging and says the car can be charged from 10 to 80% in less than 18 minutes, as long as you use a fast-charging station.
Hyundai’s new Streamliner EV will be available in two main battery and drivetrain options: a 53kWh battery with rear-wheel drive. Or, buyers can select the long-range 77.4kWh RWD or AWD model.
Those who opt for the more expensive configuration will enjoy a quick 0-60 mph time of under five seconds, thanks to high-power output numbers.
Hyundai outfitted the interior with a host of LED lights capable of displaying 64 different interior colors, and you can preset six of your favorites. Plus, they’ll light up as you speed up, just for fun, plus they’ll help keep your speed under control.
Speaking of the interior, every aspect of the design has a purpose. Like the Ioniq 5, the new Ioniq 6 has the same V2L (vehicle to charge) reverse charging system to power anything and everything. We’re talking about using your car battery to power a fridge, a laptop, or an entire mobile studio.
In fact, during the press event, Hyundai chief designer SangYup Lee said the vehicle could function as a “personal mobile studio” for those who work from home or on the go. Inside, you’ll find dual 12-inch screens: one behind the wheel and one front and center for infotainment or work. There’s even a Notes app built into the software.
The center console is a “bridge-like” design, perfect for placing a laptop for work. You’ll find four USB-C ports, one USB-A port, and the vehicle charging system means there are 12V AC outlets to power multiple devices.
Production of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 starts in the third quarter for the Korean market, then for Europe, and we’re hearing it will be available sometime in 2023 in the US. Unfortunately, we don’t have any pricing details yet.