Hyundai Motor reveals Ioniq 6, its first all-electric sedan, at Busan International Motor Show
Hyundai Motor introduced the Ioniq 6 Thursday, the second car from the all-electric Ioniq brand.
The car is Hyundai Motor's first all-electric sedan. The electric vehicle (EV) was disclosed to the press at the Busan International Motor Show for the first time on Thursday, a day before revealing it to the public.
Measuring 4,855 millimeters (191 inches) by 1,495 millimeters by 1,880 millimeters, the sedan comes with a sharper look but spacious interior.
Ioniq 6 will come in two different models: standard and long-range. The standard model is equipped with a 53-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery while the long-range version comes with a 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery.
The long-range version can travel 524 kilometers (326 miles) on a full charge, according to the Environment Ministry. Based on Europe's WLTP, the car could run around 610 kilometers per charge, the company said.
This means the Ioniq 6 can go 6.2 kilometers per kilowatt hour, the highest energy efficiency in any EV on the market.
It can generate a maximum output of 168 kilowatts, which translates to 225 horsepower.
The Ioniq 6 takes only 18 minutes to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent using ultra-fast chargers.
Made based on the E-GMP modular platform, it also has a vehicle-to-load function that enables the car's battery electricity to be used to charge other electronic devices. Sockets are located on both the interior and exterior, which would allow people to charge their laptops from inside the car, for example.
"Ioniq 6 is the important milestone for Hyundai Motor's strategies to accelerate our shift to electrification, and to become the global leader in the EV industry," said Hyundai Motor CEO Chang Jae-hoon.
The EV is available in a total of 12 exterior colors and four different interior colors.
The sticker price begins at around 55 million won ($42,200).
Orders can be made starting July 28. Hyundai Motor aims to sell 12,000 Ioniq 6s in Korea this year.
The car will start going on sale in some parts of Europe at the end of this year, and in the first half of next year in North American countries.
Hyundai Motor and Genesis sold 140,000 EVs in 2021. The companies aim to increase their annual sales to 1.8 million by the end of 2030.
Of those, the companies aim to sell, 330,000, or 45 percent, in Korea. Hyundai Motor will introduce a total of six EV models by the end of 2030 and Genesis, seven.
The Busan International Motor Show, which takes place biennially in the southern seaport of Busan, is the biggest motor show in the country. Only six automakers are participating at this year's event: Hyundai Motor, Kia, Genesis, BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The show officially kicks off its 10-day run on Friday at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center as the first event in four years to be held in-person.
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