Following the launch of the IONIQ 5 this year, Hyundai Motor Company is accelerating its attack on the electric vehicle market, predicting the IONIQ 6 will be released next year.
On April 22, 2021, Hyundai Motor Company held a conference call on the “Announcement of the EV strategy for the first quarter of 2021” and announced plans to sell 160,000 units of 8 different EVs in 2021, as well as to achieve the goal of increasing sales to 560 000 units of 12 electric vehicle models in 2025.
Hyundai Motor Company plans to release the IONIQ 6, the first electric sedan model, next year, following the IONIQ 5 due in South Korea this month. As of the end of the first quarter, the number of pre-orders for the IONIQ 5 reached 42,000 units, which is quite good. The South Korean automaker plans to unveil the IONIQ 6 sedan, which will be based on the Propechy electric vehicle concept in 2022. The IONIQ lineup will be expanded in early 2024 with the launch of a larger crossover called IONIQ 7.
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 will also be based on Electric Global’s global modular platform, known as E-GMP, which offers fast charging and long range. If the IONIQ 5 / KIA EV6 can already cover 550 km, we expect the IONIQ 6 to be able to cover 650 or even 700 km.
The dedicated EV platform will allow Hyundai to reimagine the vehicle’s interior as a “smart living space” with unique features such as adjustable seats and wireless connectivity. The platform paradigm shift will be extended to the user interface – simple, intuitive and ergonomic to make passengers feel comfortable.