The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is already getting as much hype as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 after being announced recently. The latter is a compact SUV with one of the most competitive ranges in the segment, plus a variety of powertrains and battery sizes. The three-row Ioniq 7 SUV will also reportedly debut around the same time as the Ioniq 6.
Since both the Ioniq 5 and 6 will likely share similar driving dynamics, consumers might be wondering which one is the better car. While we can’t say for sure, Consumer Reports expects the Hyundai Ioniq 6 to be even better.
When will the Hyundai Ioniq 6 be released?
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 should be debuting in early 2023. It will officially head to the production stage this year with multiple powertrains offered, with the most powerful one possibly generating 320 hp and around 303 miles of range.
Hyundai says the Ioniq 6’s exterior design is a modern take on the classic 1930s sedan. It will have seating accommodations for five and a flat floor, plus an ambient lighting system with an extended range of colors. Regarding its price, experts like Car and Driver believe the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will cost between $42,000 to $54,000.
Consumer Reports says to hold out for the Hyundai Ioniq 6
Consumer Reports points out that the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is 8 inches longer than the Ioniq 5. This means passengers will likely get more legroom with the same number of seats. The rest of the interior looks identical to the Ioniq 5, futuristic and equipped with useful tech features.
The Hyundai Ioniq lineup also allows you to control more drive settings, like the sensitivity of the accelerator pedal. The navigation system will also always include your vehicle’s remaining range.
Both EVs boast the same excellent fast-charging times, restoring 70% of the battery in 18 minutes. Since the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is smaller, its bigger battery might have even more range than the Hyundai Ioniq 5. It will likely also achieve quicker acceleration times without as much curb weight.