It’s with great shame that I must admit Jason Torchinsky won this weekend’s Autopian staff parking lot rumble we held to determine who would get to drive the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 first. Everyone put up a solid fight, but when Jason brought out two DeSoto headlamps strapped together with twine as a pair of nunchucks, I knew the rest of us were completely outclassed.
Now, we know you readers are excited about this avant-garde, 361-mile electric sedan because Google Analytics tells us you are. (Yes, this place is more sophisticated than it looks.) So tell us: what do you want to know about the Ioniq 6?
To recap, this is the first sedan on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform, which also underpins the Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60. All of those cars are excellent and are among some of the best EVs currently on the market, so we’re excited to see what it can do when it’s lower to the ground.
With a 77.4 kWh battery, power is rated at 225 hp for RWD models and 320 hp for dual-motor AWD models. The distance-king SE model is rated at 361 miles of range. That makes it one of the few EVs really able to stand against Tesla on that front right now. Check out our full trim breakdown here. (There’s also a forthcoming 53 kWh, SE RWD Standard Range model that’s cheaper and rated at a not-bad 240 miles of range, but with only 149 hp, you won’t be scaring any Model 3 owners at the stoplight.)
The Ioniq 6 starts at $45,500. Sadly, it is built in South Korea, so it does not qualify for U.S. tax incentives now. Bummer, but still not a bad deal.
Also, and this kind of goes without saying: it just looks dope as hell. Seriously, Hyundai’s design department is crushing it right now, and it’s great to see such a stylish EV that isn’t another crossover. I’m excited to have our resident design expert weigh in on this car.
If the early press pics are any indication, Jason will be driving the Ioniq 6 in some neon-soaked cyberpunk hellscape, something that’s a cross between a William Gibson and Blade Runner, where he’ll also be hired to figure out who’s selling tainted “neuro-crack” to “netjackers” or something.
Actually, it’s in Scottsdale, Arizona. Never been, but I’ve heard it’s nice.
Go ahead! Ask Jason what you want to know about the Ioniq 6. I’ll fax them over to him myself later this afternoon.
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Is the turning radius as bad as it is on the EV6?
Why can’t we buy the SEL on 18″ wheels to get nicer trim with better range?
Why is V2L only on the Limited, it’s on the base EV6.
Will Hyundai stop or try to stop dealer gouging, I mean mark up. Do they want to slow the mass adoption of EV’s Do they want Karen & Ken saying ‘Oh EVs are sooo expensive”. Can they not shoot themselves in the foot?
I demand to know how many microwaveable burritos fit in the glove box!
I’m curious to see one in the flesh coz in the photos it looks a bit awkward.And what’s with that vestigial porsche 911 tail?
Anyways i’m sure it will look better in the real