HYUNDAI’s streamlined Ioniq 6 all-electric sedan options maybe essentially the most dramatic exterior design ever seen on one of many Korean model’s vehicles – its dramatic double-spoiler ‘whale tail’ rear-end, particularly, wouldn’t look misplaced on a classic Porsche.
The Ioniq 6, which can quickly be totally unveiled and will arrive in Australia early in 2023, is the second mannequin in Hyundai’s Ioniq line-up and its user-centric design (constructed of assorted sustainable supplies) is claimed to be “emotionally environment friendly” and “ethically distinctive”.
The design was sculpted with aerodynamic prowess in thoughts; the single-curved profile and varied contours contribute to a drag coefficient of 0.21 – the bottom in Hyundai’s fleet.
Like its Ioniq 5 sibling and the Kia EV6, the Ioniq 6 is predicated on Hyundai Kia’s electrical modular platform (E-GMP), though its peak outputs and claimed vary have but to be revealed.
A brand new ‘H’ badge provides a contemporary branding really feel to the Ioniq 6, and GoAuto notes Hyundai’s use of 700 ‘parametric pixels’ in components such because the headlights, tail-lights clusters, entrance decrease sensors, inside surrounds and, in fact, that daring wing-mounted brake mild strip.
In step with Hyundai’s dedication to sustainable manufacturing, a number of eco-friendly supplies have been integrated within the Ioniq 6’s exterior – whereas many of the sheet steel is completed in bamboo charcoal paint, recycled pigment from end-of-life tyres options on the cladding.
Contained in the Ioniq 6, eco-process leather-based and recycled PET cloth are used for the seats, in addition to bio TPO pores and skin for the dashboard, bio paint for the doorways, and recycled fishing-net carpet.
“IONIQ 6 connects an emotional convergence of performance with aesthetics,” mentioned Hyundai Design Centre government vp, SangYup Lee.
“The distinctive streamlined design is the results of shut cooperation between engineers and designers, with obsessive consideration to element and customer-centric values on the core.
The cabin is described as sensible and ‘cocoon-like’; the battery-electric mannequin’s passenger stretches from entrance to rear (to match the automobile’s silhouette) and has a totally flat ground.
Including to the ‘cosy cocoon’ theme is dual-colour ambient LED lighting – it permits customers to select from 64 colors and 6 dual-colour themes.
“We’ve created the Ioniq 6 as a aware cocoon that provides a personalised area,” mentioned Mr Lee.
The modular sprint’ consists of a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment show, complemented by a bridge-type centre console (for storage).
On the theme of futuristic inside design, Hyundai has built-in 4-dot interactive pixel lights on the steering wheel, one thing the carmaker says facilitates “communication between driver and automobile”.
When Hyundai revealed the Ioniq 6 design, the corporate rolled out a 3D digital movie at three billboard areas all over the world, dazzling audiences at Okay-POP Sq. in Seoul, Piccadilly Circus in London, and the Massive Kahuna in New York Occasions Sq..
Additional particulars will likely be introduced on the Ioniq 6’s world premiere later this month.