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Hyundai Ioniq 6, the ovoid wagon


NEW – Inspired by the Prophecy concept, the Korean firm’s electric cruiser will make an impression with its very aerodynamic silhouette.

The main Achilles heel of the electric car is its range, especially on the highway. Past 110 km / h, due to air resistance, consumption soars. The best way to delay stopping at the charging station is to take care of efficiency by relying on the most aerodynamic bodywork possible. These considerations guided the development of Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 electric sedan. To save energy and ensure satisfactory autonomy, the designers endeavored to outline lines that reduce aerodynamic drag. Hyundai has come as close as possible to the ideal so-called ovoid shape for the Ioniq 6 sedan, the second model in its new family of electric cars.

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Close to the Prophecy concept, this vehicle will be talked about with its smooth silhouette like a pebble and whose arc-shaped roof seems drawn in one line. The Korean manufacturer is for the time being careful not to announce the technical data and in particular the radius of action, but everything has been thought out to achieve a category record. Thanks to clean lines, a streamlined underbody, reduced wheel arches, the use of active air flaps and digital exterior mirrors (optional), Ioniq 6 achieves the feat of lowering the Cx aerodynamics at 0.21. The treatment of the rear part with the double fin represents the other originality of the design.

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Although very different from the Ioniq 5 crossover launched last year, Ioniq 6 shares the same E-GMP platform and the same dashboard. The length of 4.85 m including 2.95 m for the wheelbase will benefit the rear habitability.

The Ioniq 6 sedan will go on sale at the end of 2022. Next year, the Korean brand will introduce the Ioniq 7, the third element of its electric offensive, to the market. This family vehicle will take the form of an SUV. Like Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, Ioniq 7 will have its own character. His style will not be governed by a logic of scale.

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