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Hyundai displays Ioniq 6 sedan at Auto Expo 2023

Written by Nizam Shaikh

At the Auto Expo 2023, Hyundai India showcased the Ioniq 6 sedan in Delhi India. The Ioniq 6 is the South Korean brand’s latest EV offering making an appearance in India for the first time. However, the EV made its global debut in June last year. The Ioniq 6 is also Hyundai’s second EV to use the brand’s e-GMP platform. This is the same platform that also underpins the Ioniq 5 which was launched on the first day of the Auto Expo and the Kia EV6.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 – Design and Styling

Hyundai has made a lot of efforts on the aerodynamics of the Ioniq 6. Therefore, the Ioniq 6 features a lot of curves and crease lines. These are aimed to improve aerodynamic efficiency making the EV more efficient as well as sporty. The design along with the clever use of aero bits helps it to achieve a low drag coefficient of just 0.21 cD. Further helping the aerodynamics of the Ioniq 6 are the flush door handles and rear view cameras that replace the conventional ORVMs. 

The Ioniq 6’s design clearly draws inspiration from the Prophecy Concept that the brand initially showcased. The sides also feature a curved shoulder line that ends into the ducktail rear spoiler. The Ioniq 6 also gets pixel LED tail lights. At the Auto Expo 2023, Hyundai showcased the Ioniq 6 in a matte black colour which further accentuated its curves.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 – Interiors

The Ioniq 6 comes with a flat central console and features a minimalistic design. The dashboard houses two 12-inch displays. One of them is a touchscreen unit that controls the infotainment system, while the other one is used as the instrument cluster. 

Hyundai Ioniq 6 – Battery, Motor and Range

In the international markets, the Ioniq 6 is available in two battery-size options. The base option comes with a 53 kWh battery pack. While higher variants feature a larger 77 kWh battery pack. All variants come with single motor RWD as standard. Higher variants are also available with a dual-motor AWD option. The single-motor option produces 228 HP and 350 Nm of torque. While the higher variants with dual-motor and AWD produce 320 HP and 605 Nm of torque.

As for the range, Hyundai claims the Ioniq 6 has a WLTP-certified range of 419 km on the 53 kWh battery pack option with RWD. While the dual-motor AWD variants with a 77 kWh battery pack claim a WLTP-certified range of 583 km. The single-motor RWD variants coupled with the larger 77 kWh battery pack offer a WLTP-certified range of 614 km.

Also Read: Hyundai Ioniq 5 launched in India at INR 44.95 lakh