Hyundai and Kia’s new e-GMP electric platform has seen plenty of success (and a few hiccups), and the Korean giants are just getting started. Everyone from Tesla die-hards to Bloomberg News heap praise on the new IONIQ 5 electric crossover. I love it so much that I even bought one for my family. However, not everyone wants a cavernous crossover. There’s still a sizable market for sedans, especially electric sedans with impressive range and performance figures. Enter the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6, the next in line to debut from Hyundai Motor Group’s quickly growing electric lineup.
How much does the IONIQ 6 cost? What’s the range, charging speed and battery size? We finally have some answers. Here’s what we know. Check back as this page will be updated as Hyundai released more information.
In the Age of Crossovers, Hyundai’s Electric Sedan Keeps It Cool
What did we all drive before 75% percent of us drove crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks? You guessed it, sedans. Despite record gas prices, sedans haven’t rocketed to popularity quite as they had in previous gas price spikes. Is there any hope for the future of sedans? If we turn to the world of EVs, clearly there is. Tesla’s Model 3 continues to sell hundreds of thousands of Model 3s annually, outselling the likes of BMW and Mercedes ICE sedans.
In the realm of electric mobility, range is king. Range will reign supreme until charging stations are widespread and reliable, which is likely years away. Electric sedans offer a major advantage over other EVs, despite a lower profile and lesser interior volume. Electric cars dominate range and efficiency. They’re more aerodynamic, and it shows in the official numbers.
Tesla’s Model 3 gets well over 350 miles of range, and the new Lucid Air luxury sedan exceeds 500 miles on a charge. Now, Hyundai’s IONIQ 6 electric car is joining the gaggle of electric sedans. Will it be the new range king? Probably not, but it’s likely to offer far more miles on a charge than its crossover relatives.
Hyundai Prophecy Concept Comes to Life
In 2020, there was a lot going on in the world, so you probably don’t remember Hyundai’s string of electric future unveilings. One of them was the ‘Prophecy’ concept. Another was the Hyundai ‘45’ concept, which was later brought to life as the award-winning IONIQ 5. Many noticed that Hyundai did the unexpected: they made a concept car into reality with minimal design changes. How was this possible? It turns out the interior and exterior designers get to have lots of fun with EVs due to the flexibility of the electric platform. Batteries lie beneath the floor, and electric motors are the size of a duffle bag. Now, we can see that the IONIQ 6 follows the same path to production, and that’s a great thing!
IONIQ 6 Pricing, Range and Battery Specs
Hyundai has been teasing the IONIQ 6’s specs for weeks now. Here’s what we know:
- Battery capacity: Rumored to be the same 77.4 kWh battery pack in the IONIQ 5 (72.5 kWh usable, with the rest as buffer)
- Range: Expected range between 280 – 330 miles, depending on trim
- Power: Rear-wheel drive is expected to have 215 hp (160 kW); dual-motors all-wheel drive should have 308 hp (230 kW)
- Charging speed: The IONIQ 6 will have the same 800-volt architecture as the IONIQ 5 and Kia EV6, enabling ultra-fast charging over 235 kilowatts at a DC fast charger capable of delivering at least 250 kW
- Charge time: Similar to the IONIQ 5, the IONIQ 6 is expected to gain 200 miles of range in 18 minutes or less
- Pricing: Expected to debut at $38,000 to $50,000 depending on trim
- IONIQ 6 release date: Late 2023/early 2024
- IONIQ 6 tax credit: Due to Hyundai’s historically low EV sales numbers, the IONIQ 6 will continue to qualify for the federal EV tax credit for at least a few years after launch
Looking for an electric vehicle available sooner that the IONIQ 6’s 2024 arrival? Here’s every EV’s availability and wait times.
Check back for the latest updates. More information will be available from Hyundai soon!