Hyundai IONIQ 6, the first contact with the new mains | video

After a long wait, we were finally able to “get our hands” on the Korean brand’s 100% new electric creature. Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the new zero-emissions sedan that philosophically follows what has been accomplished with the Ioniq 5. It is thus a vehicle with a flop design, quite iconic, with a technology sector dedicated to the German flagship, with high energy efficiency and an ergonomics that is perhaps among the The top of its class, all at a price that – according to Hyundai Italia – will be practically on par with its sister 5. The design and dimensions are just a glimpse to understand that the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 is placed in a completely different cross-section compared to the Ioniq 5. Thin lines, a tapered roof shape which, In part, remember what the concept of prophecy looks like from which you draw inspiration. The design has clearly adapted to the design needs of a production car, compared to the creative freedom of a prototype but still maintains these very special proportions. It deliberately distances itself from the Ioniq 5 line, as Hyundai has tried to give each new model a single independent identity, without risking flattening the entire range. The 5’s tight, serrated lines leave room for more curvy, sweet, and elegant shapes, though the use of dry, angular lines isn’t lost. The Parametric Pixel Led (more than 700), for both front and rear lighting combinations, returns as a brand, able to give stylistic identity and aesthetic refinement. The rounded line extending from the front ends to the tail is a stylistic homage to the streamlined lines of the past, from which I inherited the name “Electrified Streamliner”, aiming to create a car with a refined design that is spacious and comfortable, designed to give great attention to comfort but with a switch. Stylistic cleanliness is also the result of impressive work on aerodynamics, which aims to give it an aerodynamic penetration value of just 0.21, one of the lowest in its class (and also in the automotive sector). This allows it to reduce drag, increase efficiency and reduce consumption. Also at the front, in the lower area of ​​the bumper, is an active movable bulkhead, capable of opening or closing based on cooling or aerodynamic needs. In this sense, a new (optional) digital outside rear-view mirror has also been developed, which is equipped with an ultra-high-resolution camera capable of displaying images on the screens located on the sides of the dashboard. Upper wing, one upper and one integrated into the tail line. The first takes care of cleaning the streams coming from the roof of the car (and decorated with a special toy for LED lights) while the smaller, lower, built into the tail, reduces eddies coming from the sides. Also at the front, the two black “feathers” on the sides of the bumper transmit air towards the wheel well and at the same time clean the air masses that will wrap around the sides. The last, no less important detail, the door handles integrated into the side, is completely flush, as also shown on the Ioniq 5. Speaking rather than dimensions, the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 is 4.85 meters long, 1.88 inches wide and 1.49 inches high. Do not surprise the trunk, the minimum capacity is about 400 liters.) For an aesthetic functional issue, so as to make the tail ratio more uniform, ensuring a few extra liters for the trunk. For the Sister 5, two battery pieces will be available, from 53 kWh (instead of 58 kWh) and from 77 kWh. The lithium-ion battery is located in the lower area of ​​the frame, between the axles, and powers an electric motor located on the rear axle, capable of giving traction only to the rear wheels. In the version with an increased battery, all-wheel drive with two electric motors will also be available. Powers will start at 151 horsepower for rear-wheel drive with a smaller battery, go up to 228 horsepower for rear-wheel drive with a larger battery and up to 325 horsepower for the all-wheel drive configuration. The high level of torque, up to 605 Nm, guarantees blazing accelerations, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 5.1 seconds (for the all-wheel drive version). Electric cars, thanks to their 400- or 800-volt chassis, are capable of supporting ultra-fast charging up to 350 kW, so they can recharge the battery (from 20 to 80%) in less than 20 minutes. It’s also equipped with Vehicle Load (V2L) technology, to release power to power electronic devices (via the charging socket, but with a special adapter), such as small appliances or appliances of any kind with the standard socket under the rear seats. In this way, in the best configuration (with a larger battery and rear motor, with 18-inch wheels), it can guarantee a maximum range of up to 610 km. Declared consumption levels for this configuration are below 14 kWh/100 km, which are among the lowest ever recorded in the indoor market. Hyundai designers found themselves having to match several aspects, including aesthetic refinement, ergonomics, practicality, digitization and sustainability. The obtained Cocoon effect is therefore the best that can be achieved, making the Ioniq 6 very close to the levels of competitors in the Premium category. Light colours, a wheelbase of 2.95m and skilful construction ensure ample space in every direction, especially for the toys of passengers in the rear, even if the same cannot be said for the head: the curved shape of the roof does not ease the waist for those over 1.85m in height. The wide, horizontal instrument panel provides a large sense of space, with visibility focused on the driver’s area. In front of it are two combined 12.4-inch screens for devices and for information and entertainment. Obviously maximum connectivity, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also wireless as standard, DAB radio, wi-fi hotspot, wireless charging and just about anything else you could want from a car of this type. The onboard system is designed to receive OTA updates, in order to improve its performance over time, as well as in terms of powertrain, add-ons and efficiency. The lighting also works with the aim of providing comfort, and is specifically designed to instill a sense of rolling, relaxation and visual comfort, with more than 64 colors to choose from. There are also 4 LED pixels in the center of the steering wheel, which are responsible for animation on the base of voice assistant responses or by reporting About the battery charge status. An interesting point of contact between man and machine. The same can be said for the ambient lights animation, which are able to change based on speed, driving modes or driver style. The shape of the seats, light colors and other elements combine to create a sense of almost local welcome inside the Ioniq 6. The same central tunnel, now raised, is designed to easily support a laptop while charging the car. In the age of remote work, it is essential to have temporary work support even in the car, perhaps to easily take advantage of breakpoints to recharge the battery. There is also ample space to store our items, with a spacious compartment under the central tunnel or inside the sliding glove box in front of the front passenger. Much attention is also paid to the topic of sustainability, with designers and engineers working closely to make the interior of the new Ioniq 6 as environmentally friendly as possible. The Ioniq 6’s unique ethical theme is achieved through the use of eco-treated leather (seats), recycled PET fabric (seats), eco-treated leather (dashboard), bio-PET fabric (main lining), bio-based paint derived from vegetable oils (door panels) and rugs in a texture derived from recycled fishing nets – the latter being an absolute novelty for the Ioniq collection. The technology that played a leading role in the development process of the new Ioniq 6, raising some of the features already on the Ioniq 5. In addition to the high-tech sector for everything related to interiors, hardware connectivity, etc., the driving assistance devices have also been improved. Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) helps adjust speed based on the vehicle ahead, perfectly centering the Ioniq 6 in the center of the lane. If the vehicle gets too close to one side, the system will correct lanes to avoid hazards or collisions. After a certain speed, by activating the direction indicator, he will also be able to change the lane by overtaking, and re-enter the lane on the left or right. The adaptive cruise control is then able to set the speed for corrections based on our driving style: if we prefer sharp acceleration or decisive braking, it will act accordingly, whereas if we are quieter drivers and gentler in shifting gear, it will know our copies. pattern. There are also sensors and cameras around the entire vehicle, to activate blind spot monitoring, assist us during reversing maneuvers, warn occupants if the door is open while the vehicle is approaching, and much more. Automatic emergency braking is also able to detect the presence of cars, bicycles or pedestrians, and also avoid impact, if possible, by acting on the steering. Reading road signs, adjusting speed based on set limits, or detecting driver fatigue based on their driving style is also available. Availability and Pricing The first online pre-sales will be available from November 2022 with commercial launch and first deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2023. Pricing hasn’t been released yet, but Andrea Crespi, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Italy reassures us by Explaining how the new Ioniq 6 price lists will really be “very close to the Ioniq 5 pricing.” video

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