The Korean Car Blog has learned details about the second electric car in the Ioniq line – the model with the index 6. The novelty is a production version of the 2020 Prophecy concept, comparable in size to the Sonata and belongs to the D-class. Insiders found out that the electric car will travel 515-550 kilometers on a single battery charge (depending on the calculation method) and will receive a top-end twin-engine unit with a capacity of 308 horsepower.
A slide published by South Korean journalists also shows other characteristics. For example, The Korean Car Blog reads an electric car with a 77.4 kilowatt-hour battery, like the Ioniq 5, and indicates its dimensions: length is 4855 millimeters, width is 1880 millimeters, and height is 1495 millimeters with a wheelbase of 2950 millimeters. Thus, the production Ioniq 6 will be two centimeters longer than the Prophecy prototype.
Earlier it became known that Hyundai decided to make a number of changes to the design of the car: in particular, the “commodity” electric car will have different bumpers, standard exterior mirrors instead of cameras, larger fenders and increased overhangs. In addition, the Ioniq 6, unlike the Prophecy, has B-pillars, and the rear doors open in the direction of travel, and not against, like the prototype.
Ioniq 6 may debut as early as the second quarter of 2022, and sales in South Korea will start in 2023. The premiere of the third model in the line with the index 7 is scheduled for 2024, which will be a large electric crossover. All of them will be based on the E-GMP architecture, which will also form the basis of KIA and Genesis electric cars.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 from the FineAuto team: