2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has 320 HP and more 379 miles of range

Hyundai introduced the model's swoopy look last month and is now releasing basic specifications and additional data.

The base model has a 53 kWh battery and rear-mounted electric motor. Hyundai hasn't said how powerful the latter is, although earlier indicated 215 horsepower (160 kW / 218 PS).

Under the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure, this variant should consume less than 14 kWh/62 miles (14 kWh/100 km) (WLTP). This makes the Ioniq 6 one of the most energy-efficient EVs.

Long-range variants feature a 77.4 kWh battery pack. This improves the range by 62 miles (100 km) over the Ioniq 5.

The long-range Ioniq 6 will be available with rear- and all-wheel drive, and a dual motor option will provide 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque. The automobile can go from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.1 seconds.

Ioniq 6 has a "EV Performance Tune-up" system for performance. It's essentially a personalized driving mode because it lets owners modify steering effort, motor power, accelerator pedal sensitivity, and driveline mode.

The Ioniq 6 supports 400V and 800V charging, which is rare. A 350 kW DC fast charger will allow the car to go from 10 to 80% charged in 18 minutes.

Vehicle-to-load is another cool feature. The Ioniq 6 can power tools, lights, and outdoor projectors with an optional connector.

Hyundai designers call the Ioniq 6's clean, uncomplicated lines and aerodynamic form "Emotional Efficiency."

When asked if future Ioniq models will feature dramatic and distinctive designs like the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, Hyundai officials said "definitely."

The latter is a stylish four-door coupe with flush-mounted door handles and beautiful lines. 

Active air flaps, wheel gap reducers, and an elliptical wing-inspired spoiler were added for aerodynamics. The vehicle has a "slight boat-tail structure" and computerized side mirrors (depending on market).

Ioniq 6 is 191.1 inches long, 74 inches wide, and 58.9 inches tall with a 116-inch wheelbase (2,950 mm). Despite having a longer wheelbase, the automobile is 1.8 inches (46 mm) shorter than the Sonata.

The "furniture-style" dashboard is topped with a freestanding 12-inch digital instrument cluster and infotainment system. The latter has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and "real-time trip radius mapping" based on battery level.

Ioniq 6's translucent embellishments let colored light show through. Dual Color Ambient Lighting includes six pre-selected themes and 64 colors. Speed Sync Lighting boosts interior lighting brightness as you drive quicker.

The Ioniq 6 has thinner seats than other versions, about 30% thinner. They offer more space and comfort. Relaxation Comfort chairs automatically adjust for a quick pause or power nap while recharging.

Other features include minimalist switchgear, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, and four interactive pixel lights on the steering wheel. A sound augmentation system creates "spaceship-like sound" dependent on driving.

Customers can choose recyclable PET fabric or eco-processed leather for the Ioniq 6's seats. Bio PET headliner and recyclable fishing net carpeting complete the interior.

Hyundai's interior is for more than driving. They explained that the "bridge-type" central console can hold a laptop securely. Hyundai presented a "smart table" that can boost productivity.

Early 2023 U.S. launch

Smart Cruise Control, Highway Driving Assist, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with emergency braking complete the package. Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, High Beam Assist, Evasive Steering Assist are also available.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Safe Exit Warning, and Remote Smart Parking Assist 2 join them. Hyundai added a Surround View Monitor, Forward/Side/Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be available in a few markets by the end of the year. U.S. specs will be announced in December, and the 2024 model will ship in the first quarter of 2023.