2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - February 25, 2022

Model Preview

The next all-electric vehicle in Hyundai’s sub-brand is expected to be the IONIQ 6. The vehicle will be the sub-brand’s first all-electric sedan and utilize the brand’s E-GMP platform. The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 will arrive as an all-new model.

So far, Hyundai hasn’t released any images of the 2023 IONIQ 6 yet. The only photos we’ve seen of the vehicle are of heavily camouflaged prototypes being tested. From what we can see, the upcoming IONIQ 6 has the same overall sweeping design and roofline as the Prophecy concept that came out in 2020. From the spy shots of the IONIQ 6 being tested, we can see that Hyundai has moved to fitting the vehicle with smaller, more circular headlights. At the back, it looks like the IONIQ 6 will have a built-in rear spoiler that gives the sloping roofline a sportier edge.

We haven’t seen any images of the IONIQ 6’s interior design yet. We expect the sedan to have a similar look to the IONIQ 5, but with a more luxurious and sportier touch. Two large screens should be located on the dashboard, giving the IONIQ 6 a tech-forward look. While the IONIQ 5 has a simple, straightforward design, we expect the IONIQ 6 to feature sweeping lines that match its sporty exterior. The IONIQ 6 is expected to have minimal physical buttons and controls for a sleek center console layout.

If the IONIQ 5 is anything to go off of, the IONIQ 6 should come well equipped with a 12-inch touchscreen, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, five USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and multi-device Bluetooth. Available features should include a head-up display, a wireless charging pad, and Hyundai’s Digital Key.

We believe the IONIQ 6 will share the same powertrains as the IONIQ 5. The standard powertrain should include a 168-kW electric motor on the rear wheels that makes 225 horsepower. A 58-kWh lithium-ion battery pack is standard with this configuration. All-wheel-drive models should be available and come with two electric motors for a combined output of 320 horsepower. A larger 77.4-kWh battery pack should be available with this configuration. Its range should be better than the IONIQ 5’s figures of between 256 miles and 303 miles.

On the safety front, the IONIQ 6 should be equipped with an extensive list of equipment as standard. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a driver attention monitor, and parking sensors should be standard. Available features should include Highway Driving Assist II that can handle the majority of driving on the highway, a blind-spot view monitor, a surround-view parking camera, and reverse automatic emergency braking.

Pricing & Release Date

Last we heard, Hyundai had delayed the 2023 IONIQ 6’s release to the middle of 2022 to make some changes to the sedan. We still believe that Hyundai is aiming to release the IONIQ 6 this summer.

Pricing for the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 hasn’t been announced yet, but we believe the sedan will start above $40,000.

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 will compete against the Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2, and Tesla Model S.

Pictured: 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

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