Hyundai has just launched their newest electric car. The South Korean automaker has officially named the electric sedan as Ioniq 6. The company's entry into the electric sedan segment is an attempt to create a better target market.
The battery capacity of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is 77.4 kilowatt-hours. This capacity allows the electric car to travel up to 610 kilometers on a single charge. For comparison, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a mileage of only 429 kilometers.
In terms of design, the electric car is somewhat similar to the Porsche Carrera 911S Turbo at the rear. The new Ioniq 6 uses a sleek design concept officially known as the “Electrified Streamliner” for its exterior design. The front features a coupe-style C-pillar design, electronic mirrors with cameras, and a closed front design.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is expected to come in single-motor rear-wheel drive and two-motor four-wheel drive configurations. The tallest model has about 300 horsepower, a range of up to 610 kilometers, and an energy consumption of around 14 kWh/100 kilometers.
Production of the electric vehicle will start this year in the third quarter. Sales in the United States will begin in early 2023, with more launches soon to follow.
Hyundai will invest 95.5 trillion won in electrification this decade, launch at least 17 new models between now and 2030, and target annual sales of 1.87 million electric cars by the end of the decade.
The company targets a 7% share of the global electric vehicle market by 2030 and an 11% share in the United States. The Ioniq 6 arrives about seven and a half months after Hyundai Motor Group subsidiary Kia introduced its new Niro electric SUV.