Hyundai Motor unveils all-electric Ioniq 6



The Manila Times

Fast Times

HYUNDAI Motor Company has revealed the streamlined design of the highly anticipated Ioniq 6, the second model in its Ioniq-dedicated all-electric vehicle (EV) lineup brand. Ioniq 6, which Hyundai describes as an Electrified Streamliner, is aerodynamically sculpted, and makes innovative use of sustainable materials to reflect today’s EV customers’ values. Inspired by Hyundai’s Prophecy EV Concept, Ioniq 6 is characterized by clean, simple lines, and a pure aerodynamic form that Hyundai designers describe as Emotional Efficiency. “Ioniq 6 connects an emotional convergence of functionality with aesthetics,” said Sang-yup Lee, executive vice president and head of Hyundai Design Center. “The distinctive streamlined design is the result of close cooperation between engineers and designers, with obsessive attention to detail and customer-centric values at the core. We have created the Ioniq 6 as a mindful cocoon that offers personalized places for all.” The Ioniq 6 design was human-centric from the start, with the interior space developed simultaneously with the exterior form. Efforts were made to maximize and optimize the interior space, stretching it at the front and rear, resulting in a unique streamliner silhouette and spacious interior. Like the award-winning Ioniq 5 before it, Ioniq 6 implements the Hyundai Look design strategy that gives each model a unique appearance, like chess pieces. By taking a customer-centric direction, Hyundai designs with diverse lifestyles in mind rather than with a one style fits all approach. The Ioniq 6 has an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21, assisted by its low nose, active air flaps at the front, wheel gap reducers, and optional slim digital side mirrors. Further aiding its enviable aerodynamic aptitude is its elliptical wing-inspired spoiler with winglet, slight boattail structure, and separation traps on both sides of the rear bumper. Even underneath the car, the endeavor to achieve better aerodynamics is evident in the full cover of the undercarriage, optimized deflectors, and reduced wheel-arch gap. The Ioniq 6 also integrates over 700 Parametric Pixels in various places, such as headlamps, rear combination lamps, front lower sensors, air vent garnishes and center console indicator, to reinforce the brand’s identity throughout the vehicle. The rear wing’s Parametric Pixel HighMounted Stop Lamp delivers an eye-catching light execution when the brakes are applied. To further highlight the Ioniq 6’s uniqueness, the newly designed Hyundai “H” badge is applied on the front and rear of the vehicle. Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform enabled the designers to stretch the interior, front, and rear, to create optimized legroom and spaciousness that lets passengers stay comfortable in the vehicle. The Platform also allows for a completely flat floor, giving an expansive feeling. The user-centric interior architecture is exemplified by an ergonomically designed control unit that is centrally located to reduce distraction and spur safe, intuitive driving. The modular touchscreen dashboard integrates a 12-inch full-touch infotainment display and 12-inch digital cluster. A bridge-type center console provides convenient and generous in-car storage. Dual Color Ambient Lighting provides overall illumination for the Ioniq 6 interior. Users can choose from a spectrum of 64 colors and six dual color themes developed by color experts to help drivers and passengers feel relaxed and comfortable. The 4-dot Interactive Pixel Lights on the steering wheel enable easy communication between the driver and vehicle. The Ioniq 6’s interior is also trimmed in sustainable materials and colors. Depending on the trim level, these include eco-process leather (seats), recycled PET fabric (seats), bio TPO skin (dashboard), bio PET fabric (headliner), bio paint derived from vegetable oils (doors), and recycled fishing net carpet — the latter is a first for the Ioniq brand. The Ioniq 6 world premiere will take place this month, when Hyundai will reveal the full specifications, including the electrified streamliner’s features and advanced technologies.