Hyundai made history in 2022 when it won the prestigious World Car of the Year award with the IONIQ 5, a groundbreaking electric SUV that impressed critics and customers alike with its design, performance, and technology. Now, the Korean automaker is aiming to repeat its success with the IONIQ 6, a sleek and futuristic electric sedan that is one of the three finalists for the 2023 edition of the award.
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is also a contender for the World Electric Car of the Year and the World Car Design of the Year awards, following in the footsteps of its sibling, the IONIQ 5, which swept all three categories last year. The IONIQ 6 is based on the same advanced and dedicated electric platform as the IONIQ 5, called E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), which allows for a spacious and versatile interior, a long-range battery, and a fast-charging system.
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is expected to launch this weekend and will soon be available in other markets worldwide. The sedan will offer two battery options: a standard 53-kWh pack that delivers 149 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and a long-range 77.4-kWh pack that boosts the output to 320 hp and 446 pound-feet of torque. The latter option will also be available with an all-wheel-drive system that can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds.
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 will also boast a range of over 400 miles on a single charge, depending on the battery size and driving mode. Using a DC fast charger, the sedan will support an 800-volt charging system that can replenish up to 80% of the battery in as little as 18 minutes. Moreover, the IONIQ 6 will feature a bi-directional charging capability that can power other devices or vehicles using its battery.
The IONIQ 6 will not only impress with its performance and efficiency but also with its style and sophistication. The electric sedan will showcase Hyundai’s new design language, Parametric Dynamics, combining sharp angles, smooth curves, and dynamic details. The sedan will also inherit some elements from the stunning Prophecy concept that was unveiled in 2020, such as the pixel-inspired LED headlights and taillights, the aerodynamic rear spoiler, and the clamshell hood.
The interior of the IONIQ 6 will be equally futuristic and elegant, with a minimalist and spacious cabin that offers ample room for five passengers. The sedan will feature a large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a matching 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that will support wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, over-the-air updates, and Amazon Alexa integration. The sedan will also offer a host of advanced safety and driver assistance technologies, such as blind spot warning, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, pre-collision system, rear cross-traffic alert, and more.
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is more than just an electric sedan. It is a statement of Hyundai’s vision and ambition to become a leader in electrification and innovation. It is also a testament to Hyundai’s quality and reliability, as evidenced by its best-in-class safety rating from Euro NCAP. And most importantly, it is a celebration of Hyundai’s passion and creativity, making it one of the industry's most respected and admired brands.
Whether it wins one or more of the titles, such as World Car of the Year, World Electric Car of the Year, and World Car Design of the Year, will be revealed on April 5th during this year’s edition of the World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show.
Until then, you can learn more about this amazing sedan on Hyundai’s official website or by visiting your nearest Hyundai dealer. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the future of mobility with Hyundai’s IONIQ 6: The electric sedan that could repeat Hyundai’s World Car of the Year triumph.