After a long wait, we were finally able to & ldquo; get our hands on & rdquo; on the new 100% electric creature of the Korean brand . Hyundai Ioniq 6 & egrave; the new zero-emission sedan that philosophically follows what was done with the Ioniq 5. This is how it is treated; of a car with a disruptive design, purely iconic, with a technological sector reserved for the main German flagships, with high energy efficiency and with an ergonomics perhaps among the top of the segment, all seasoned with a price which – according to Hyundai Italia – will be; practically like its sister 5.
- DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS
- PLATFORM AND MECHANICS
- AVAILABILITY AND PRICES
DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS
A glance is enough to understand that the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 is positioned in a completely different segment compared to the Ioniq 5. Slender lines, tapered roof shape and which, in part, recalls the silhouette of the Concept Prophecy from which it draws inspiration. The design is & egrave; obviously adequate to the design needs of a production car, with respect to freedom; creative of a prototype but still retains those very particular proportions. It deliberately distances itself from the Ioniq 5 line, as in Hyundai it & egrave; tried to donate a single identity; autonomous to each new model, without the risk of completely flattening the range. The taut and serrated lines of the 5 leave room for more shapes; sinuous, sweet and elegant , although the use of dry and angular lines is not lost. The Parametric Pixel Led (over 700), for both the front and rear optical groups, are back, now as a trademark, capable of giving identity; stylistic and aesthetic refinement.
The rounded line that from the front ends on the tail, is; a stylistic tribute to the streamliners of the past , from which it inherits the name of & ldquo; Electrified Streamliner & rdquo;, with the intention of creating a car with a refined design, spacious, ergonomic, designed to give great attention to comfort but in an electric key. The stylistic cleanliness & egrave; also the daughter of the great work in the aerodynamic field, aimed at giving it a aerodynamic penetration value of only 0.21 , one of the most & ugrave; low in the category (as well as in the automotive sector). There & ograve; allows it to minimize resistance to advancement, increasing efficiency and decreasing consumption. In the front & egrave; also present, in the lower area of the bumper, an active mobile bulkhead, capable of opening or closing on the basis of needs; cooling or aerodynamic. In this sense & egrave; the new digital external rear-view mirror (optional) has also been developed, equipped with a very high definition camera capable of projecting images on screens located on the sides of the dashboard.
Also in the rear, the aerodynamics & egrave; protagonist of the shapes of the two spoilers, one upper and one integrated into the tail line. The first takes care of cleaning the flows coming from the roof of the car (and is embellished with a particular game of LEDs) while the one more & ugrave; small, lower, incorporated in the tail, it reduces the vortices coming from the sides. Also on the front, the two & ldquo; vanes & rdquo; black on the sides of the bumper convey the air towards the wheel compartment and at the same time clean the air masses which will then envelop the sides. Last but not least, the door handles that are incorporated into the side, perfectly flush, as also seen on the Ioniq 5.
Speaking instead of size , the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 has a length of 4.85 meters by 1.88 in width and 1.49 in height. Do not surprise the trunk, about 400 liters the capacity; minimal.
PLATFORM AND MECHANICS
New Hyundai Ioniq 6 & egrave; realized starting from the same e-GMP platform of the 5 , to which for & ograve; & egrave; the wheelbase has been reduced by about 5 cm (now 2.96 m) for an aesthetic-functional issue, so to make more homogeneous proportion of the tail, ensuring a few more liters & ugrave; for the trunk. As for the sister 5, two battery cuts will be available , from 53 kWh (instead of 58 kWh) and from 77 kWh.
The lithium-ion battery is located in the lower area of the frame, between the axles, powering an electric motor located on the rear axle, capable of giving traction; to the rear wheels only. In the version with increased battery it will be; four-wheel drive with two electric motors is also available. The powers will start from 151 HP for rear-wheel drive with battery pi & ugrave; small, rising to 228 hp for rear-wheel drive with increased battery and reaching 325 hp for the all-wheel drive configuration. The high level of torque, up to 605 Nm, ensures burning acceleration, with a 0-100 km/h concluded in less than 5.1 seconds (for the all-wheel drive version).
Great attention to hospitality and interior design. Hyundai's designers found themselves having to match several aspects, including aesthetic refinement, ergonomics, practicality, digitization and sustainability; . The Cocoon effect obtained is so & igrave; the best that could be achieved, bringing Ioniq 6 very close to the levels of competitors in the Premium segment. The light colors, the 2.95 meter wheelbase and the skilful construction ensure ample space in every direction, especially for the rear passengers' games, even if the same cannot be done; say for the head: the curved shape of the roof does not make life easier for those who & egrave; more 1,85 m high. The wide and horizontal shaped dashboard gives a great sense of space, concentrating for & ograve; the view of the driver's area.
In front of it, two joint screens of 12.4 inches each , for the instrumentation and for the infotainment. Obviously maximum connectivity, with Apple CarPlay protocol and Android Auto also wireless as standard , DAB radio, wi-fi hotspot, wireless charging and everything else you could want from a car of this type. The on-board system & egrave; prepared to receive OTA updates, so & igrave; to improve its performance over time, also for us & ograve; which concerns the powertrain, functionality & agrave; extra as well as & eacute; efficiency. The lighting also works with a view to comfort, specially designed to instill a sense of enveloping, relaxation and visual comfort, with over 64 shades; to choose from.
On the center of the steering wheel there are also 4 LED pixels, in charge of animating based on the answers of the voice assistant or communicating the state of charge of the battery. An interesting point of contact between man and machine. The same can be done; say for the animation of the ambient lights, capable of changing on the basis of the speed, of the modalities; driving or the style of the driver. The shape of the seats, the light colors and other elements combine to generate a sense of almost domestic welcome inside the Ioniq 6. The central tunnel itself, now raised, is; designed to easily support a laptop during vehicle charging . In the era of remote work, & egrave; therefore it is essential to have temporary work support even in the car, perhaps to easily take advantage of the stops for recharging the battery.
There is also ample space to store our items, with a generous compartment under the central tunnel or inside the sliding glovebox in front of the front passenger. Great attention is also paid to the issue of sustainability, where designers and engineers have worked closely together to make the most of it. Green as possible the interior of the new Ioniq 6. The theme of Ethical Uniqueness of Ioniq 6 is realized through the use of ecologically treated leather (seats), recycled PET fabric (seats), ecologically TPO treated leather (dashboard), bio PET fabric (headliner), bio paint derived from vegetable oils (door panels) and fabric carpet derived from the recycling of fishing nets – the latter is a novelty; absolute for the Ioniq range.
Technology that has played a leading role in the development process of the new Ioniq 6, raising some features already; present on Ioniq 5. In addition to the high technological sector for all this & ograve; which concerns the interiors, connectivity & agrave; with devices, etc., driving assistance devices are also improved. The Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) system helps regulate speed; based on the vehicle in front of us, perfectly centering Ioniq 6 in the center of the lane. In the event that a vehicle were to get too close from one of the two sides, the system would correct the trajectories to avoid dangers or collisions.
Beyond a certain speed, by operating the direction indicator, it will be; also able to change the trajectory by overtaking, re-entering the lane on the left or right. The adaptive cruise control then & egrave; able to adjust the speed; corrections based on our driving style: if we prefer sharp acceleration or decisive braking, it will behave & agrave; consequently, while if we are drivers more & ugrave; calm and sweet in the changes of speed, sapr & agrave; copy our style.
Then there are sensors and cameras around the whole car, to activate so & igrave; blind spot monitoring, help us with reversing maneuvers, warn passengers if a door is opening while a vehicle is approaching, and much more. The automatic emergency braking is; it is also able to detect the presence of cars, bicycles or pedestrians, avoiding, when possible, also the impact, by acting on the steering. The reading of road signs is also available, by adjusting the speed; on the basis of the limits imposed, or by detecting the driver's fatigue on the basis of his driving style.
AVAILABILITY? AND PRICES
The first pre-sales sessions will be online available from November 2022 with commercial launch and first deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2023. Prices have yet to be released, however Andrea Crespi, President & amp; CEO Hyundai Motor Company Italy reassures us by explaining how the price lists of the new Ioniq 6 will really be & ldquo; very close to those of Ioniq 5 & rdquo ;.
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