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Hyundai IONIQ 6

Spending some time with the 2023 World Car Of The Year winner!

The much anticipated all-new Hyundai IONIQ 6 was unveiled to the Irish press earlier this month. The four-door electrified streamliner with a targeted estimated driving range of 600 km is equipped with sofisticated technology and best-in-class ultra-fast charging so that you can charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. This is the second Hyundai model to ride on Hyundai's exclusive Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that allows for dual motors, more interior space, and far better performance. The IONIQ 6 is part of Hyundai Motor Company's plan to introduce 17 BEV models and sell more than 1.8 million BEV units worldwide by 2030 and so far they are well on their way to achieiving this number with strong sales worldwide.


Aside from the dramatic styling the Hyundai IONIQ 6's interior serves as both a comfortable hideaway and personal space with practical features and sustainable materials give buyers a mindful, eco-friendly mobility experience. The designers were able to stretch the interior front and rear to create more legroom and spaciousness that lets passengers stay comfortable. The platform also allows for a completely flat floor, giving you a greater feeling of space on that long journey. The modular touchscreen dashboard integrates a 12.3-inch full-touch infotainment display and 12.3-inch digital cluster under one piece of glass. This features a new navigation function that generates connected routes that include EV charging stations when it is difficult to reach the destination on the current level of charge. If the charging station is out of order or in use, the system will automatically search for other EV charging stations and provide updates. Below this a bridge-type center console provides convenient and generous in-car storage.

Also noticeable is the dual-color ambient lighting, which provides overall illumination for IONIQ 6's interior. Owners can choose from a spectrum of 64 colors and six-dual color themes developed by color experts to help drivers and passengers feel relaxed. The four-dot Interactive Pixel Lights on the steering wheel light up when the voice recognition is activated and indicate charging status. These lights also use different colors and motions for other vehicle functions like a smart speaker does. The removal of buttons from the front doors provides more storage. Translucent accents on the crash pad garnish, door map pocket and console lower cover further accentuate the sense of spaciousness. In fact, the entire interior is trimmed in sustainable materials and colors. Depending on the trim level, these include eco-process leather (seats), recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) fabric (seats), bio Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) skin (dashboard), bio PET fabric (headliner), bio-paint derived from vegetable oils (doors), and a Hyundai-first: recycled fishing net (carpet). The exterior includes recycled pigment paint from end-of-life tires on the side cladding and bamboo charcoal pigment paint with the Digital Green Pearl color on the body. This really is taking sustainability up a level.


Hyundai IONIQ 6 is available with a range of drive motors to fit the needs of every customer. Customers can mate the 77.4 kWh battery pack with two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. The top-of-the-line dual motor setup is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option producing a combined power output of 320 horsepower. An IONIQ 6 with this configuration can go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. The single-rear-motor layout offers 225 horsepower.

When equipped with a single-rear-motor (2WD) and the 77.4 kWh battery, IONIQ 6's maximum driving range on a single charge is a Hyundai estimated 614 kilometers. The maximum range of the dual motor AWD models is a Hyundai-estimated 560 kilometers. The IONIQ 6's can also support both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructures. The platform offers 800-V charging capability as standard, and it can accommodate 400-V charging without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is a world's first patented technology that operates the motor and inverter to boost 400-V to 800-V for stable charging compatibility. With a 350-kW charger, IONIQ 6's charge can go from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.


The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is equipped with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense advanced driver assistance systems ensuring the highest levels of safety and convenience on the road. With a plethora or airbags and a 5-star safety rating you are in safe hands.


Hyundai IONIQ 6 is available from €48,295 for the rear wheel drive option with the loall wheel drive starting at €54,000. Three trim levels are available to include Signature, Elegance and Finesse and buyers will have a choice of seven exterior colors, including Gravity Gold Matte, Onyx Black Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Curated Silver Metallic, Transmission Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, and Digital Green Pearl. The interior has three color options Black, Gray, and Dark Green/Gray.


The IONIQ 6 is a staggering piece of machinery and its not hard to see why it won ‘World Car of the Year’, ‘World Electric Vehicle’ and ‘World Car Design of the Year for 2023. It looks fantastic and drives incredibly well on Irish roads. With modern Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware update technology the IONIQ 6 can actually get better during the course of your ownership. How is that even possible we hear you ask but believe it or not, the overall vehicle performance and functions can be updated by the firmware of the EV Control Unit. For example, an OTA could adjust acceleration characteristics by improving the response setting of the accelerator pedal, change the settings of the steering sensitivity or resolve a recall all wirelessly and while on the move. Visiting a garage might be a rare occurrence in the new IONIQ 6! Our time at the initial Irish launch was short lived with a brief spin around Kildare. We will shorlty spend a full week with the vehicle and look forward to bringing you a more detailed review on how it manages its range etc. For now do check out our YouTube video review by clicking the link below.






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To watch our full YouTube video review please click here.

To see the many Hyundai IONIQ models for sale, please click here.

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