Hyundai Ioniq 6 preorders exceeded 37,000 in 24 hours

Hyundai received 37,446 Ioniq 6 preorders on the first day of sales in South Korea.

That's a new record for the company, surpassing the 23,760 Hyundai Ioniq 5 preorders in February 2021. The Kia EV6 had 21,000 first-day reservations in its home market.

It shows the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is popular and in high demand.

Once the company opens order books in the US and Europe, it may be swamped. Customers who want cars by 2023 must act quickly.

July's Busan Motor Show featured the Hyundai Ioniq 6. The E-GMP sedan will have 53.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh batteries. It's expected to have a range of 610 km (379 miles) WLTP thanks to good aerodynamics.

Single-motor, rear-wheel-drive and dual-motor, all-wheel-drive are available (up to 239 kW). The top-of-the-line model will reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds.

The Hyundai Ioniq's strength will be its fast charging capability, which should allow it to recharge from 10% to 80% SOC in 18 minutes. V2L powers external devices through the charging port.

After local subsidies, the basic long-range version in South Korea costs over $39,000.

September marks the start of domestic sales. Hyundai Ioniq 6 arrives in the US in 2023. (production should start in January).