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Expanding its electric vehicle (EV) line-up in Malaysia, Hyundai’s third and latest, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, officially launched.
The fully-electric saloon underpins the company’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), akin to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.
Two variants available. Prices (OTR, w/o insurance) start from MYR 289,888 (Ioniq 6 Max RWD), and up to MYR 319,888 (Ioniq 6 Max AWD).
Each purchase includes a two-year/50,000 KM standard warranty, and an eight-year/160,000 KM EV battery warranty.
Optional upgrade (MYR 10,000), a five-year/100,000 KM extended warranty, and a three-year/50,000 KM free service program.
Five exterior colours. Abyss Black Pearl, Nocturne Gray Matte and Biophillic Blue Pearl (bottom cladding - Medium Silver Metallic), Dive Blue Solid and Gravity Gold Matte (bottom cladding - Black Metallic).
Weighing in at 1,986 KG (Ioniq 6 Max RWD) and 2,096 KG (Ioniq 6 Max AWD), the 2023 Ioniq 6 stands at 4,855 MM long, 1,880 MM wide, 1,495 MM tall, and with a wheelbase spanning 2,950 MM.
Aerodynamically futuristic, it boasts an overall rounded design with smooth contours, reduced joints and seamless transitions.
The front-end features evenly-modelled surfaces, decorated with a new Hyundai emblem, and black trims (middle, lower corners - bumper).
Sleekly-built, it further radiates the sporty appeal, exuding an angularly-curved layout with a coupe-esque roofline and a slightly pointed-out tailgate.
The rear-end features a rear spoiler with a High Mounted Stop Lamp (HMSL), and a fog lamp-integrated bumper cladding.
Projecting a softly-focused outlook, installed are Parametric Pixel LED headlamps with Intelligent Front-Lighting System.
They are dual LED units (low, high), complete with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), auto high beam and position lights.
Futuristic-looking and stretching across the tailgate in a lightbar design, installed are Parametric Pixel LED taillamps.
Electronically-adjusted and -folded, the side mirrors come with turn-signals and blind spot-indicators.
Fitted for the front and rear setups are a set of ventilated disc brakes (457 MM), accompanied by an Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold system.
Variant Ioniq 6 Max RWD surges on a set of 18-Inch Aero alloy rims, rubbered-up in Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 225/55 R18 tyres.
Variant Ioniq 6 Max AWD upgrades to a set of 20-Inch Performance alloy rims, rubbered-up in Pirelli P Zero Elect 245/40 R20 tyres.
A minimalistic build, dashboard of the 2023 Ioniq 6 portrays a clean, airy and modern layout, overall premium quality.
Outfitted with all-black panels and detailed with silver trimmings, the dash is dominated by a 24.6-Inch panoramic display unit (instrument cluster, infotainment - 12.3-Inch).
All in all, paired to a new bridge-style centre console, every accessibility is ergonomically positioned and driver-centric.
One half of a panoramic setup, installed is a 12.3-Inch Supervision Integrated Cluster-AVNT (Audio Video Navigation Telematics) display with a Heads-Up Display (HUD).
Upholstery is in all-black leather. Fitted up front is the Premium Relaxation Seat, and the rear comes with a standard bench seat.
The front seats feature power adjustments (eight-way with lumbar), ottomans and One-Touch-Recline. The rear seats get a 60:40 split-fold configuration.
Perfecting the interior’s overall ambience is a sunroof (Ioniq 6 Max AWD), and a 64-colour ambient lighting system with six dual-colour themes.
For an average-sized sedan, the interior provides comfortable seatings with generous head, leg and shoulder rooms for all five occupants.
It leverages more leg room for a wider knee-spread courtesy of the cocoon-style cabin, and a full leg-stretch courtesy of a flat floor structure of the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).
Standard fitment is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, in a twin-spoke with a flat-bottom design, finished in black.
It features multi-function buttons (media, vehicle telematics), voice recognition, column adjustments (tilt, telescopic) and paddle shifters.
Aiding the drive is a Rack-Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) system.
Several practical spaces available. E.g., centre console caverned and partitioned spaces, a drawer-like sliding glove box, and seat back and side door pockets.
There are four cup holders, two located in the front centre console and two in the rear seating’s centre armrest. Also present are four bottle holders, located at each of the side door pockets.
Equipped are five USB ports (one - type-A, four - type-C), a 12-V power socket, a wireless charger, and a 3.6-KW Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capability (outlets - interior, exterior).
Coming with the Smart Power Tailgate feature (hands-free), the boot provides a contactless tailgate function that opens up to 401-Litres of loading space.
Also present is a front trunk (frunk) with a load space of 45-Litres (Ioniq 6 Max RWD) and 14.5-Litres (Ioniq 6 Max AWD).
The 2023 Ioniq 6 features the Hyundai SmartSense suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Featured are Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Go (SCC w/S&G), Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 2 (FCA 2), Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA 2), Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA), and Surround View Monitor (SVM - 360-degree camera). Others include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), and Multi-Collision Brake (MCB).
Passive safety includes seven airbags (driver/passenger, driver knee, front, front side, rear curtain), seat belts (reminder, pre-tensioner, anchor), ISOFIX, impact beams, door ajar warning, electrochromic interior rear-view mirror, Rear Occupant Alert (ROA), parking sensors (four-front, four-rear), parking cameras (360-degree), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Four drive modes available. Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow.
Also featured is an Electric-Active Sound Design (e-ASD) system, emitting a ‘spaceship-like’ sound in the cabin that tailors to the car’s driving status.
Completing the panoramic setup, installed is a 12.3-Inch Supervision Integrated Cluster-AVNT (Audio Video Navigation Telematics) display. It supports Bluetooth (multi-connection), voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Hyundai SmartSense suite will make driving less fatigue and much safer. Plus, with the other supporting systems, long-distance travels will be less of a burden for the driver as well as ensuring the safety of the occupants on board.
Installed is the Bose Sound System, featuring an eight-speaker setup.
The 2023 Ioniq 6 harbours two powertrain setups, one for each variant.
Variant Ioniq 6 Max RWD is embedded with one rear-mounted electric motor, a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM), generating 225 HP/168-KW and 350 NM of torque.
Variant Ioniq 6 Max AWD surges with two front- and rear-mounted electric motors, a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM), making 321 HP/239-KW and 605 NM of torque.
It has a single-speed automatic transmission, Shift-By-Wire (electronic shift system).
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) system for variant Ioniq 6 Max RWD, and to all four wheels via an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system for variant Ioniq 6 Max AWD.
Sport Mode engaged, acceleration from 0 to 100 KM/H is done in 7.4 seconds (Ioniq 6 Max RWD) and 5.1 seconds (Ioniq 6 Max AWD). Top speed hits 185 KM/H for both variants.
Juicing the e-motors is an 800-V Lithium-Ion Polymer battery (77.4-KWH), providing a driving range (WLTP) of 614 KM (Ioniq 6 Max RWD) and 519 KM (Ioniq 6 Max AWD).
Charging via AC (Type 2 connection) at 11-KW from a 0% to 100% state of charge (SoC) takes seven hours and six minutes.
Charging via DC (CCS2 connection) at 350-KW from 10% to 80% SoC takes only 18 minutes, and at 50-KW it takes 73 minutes.
Courtesy of its aerodynamic coefficient (0.21 CD), it boasts real-world power consumption as low as 13.9-KWH/100 KM.
Standard fitment on the 2023 Ioniq 6 includes Smart Keyless Entry (engine Start/Stop button/flush door handles), remote start function, Shift-By-Wire (electronic shift system), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Autohold, Smart Power Tailgate (contactless operation), dual-zone automatic climate control (with rear air vents), power-adjustable front seats (eight-way with lumbar support, ottomans, One-Touch-Recline), steering wheel (multi-function, column adjustments, paddle shifters), electrochromic interior rear-view mirror, wireless charger, multiple USB ports, rain sensing wipers, auto headlamps, 64-colour ambient lighting, sunroof (Ioniq 6 Max AWD), and 360-degree camera.
There are rear air-conditioning vents installed (rear centre console).
A suitable daily-driver, the ride comfortability feels flexible and firm at the same time, delivering an all-electric, high-power density and reliability.
Suspension fitted is a setup of Macpherson struts (front) and Multi-link (rear). Overall, inside and out, performance- and comfort-wise, the ride quality is satisfactory.
It is well equipped to offer high levels of NVH comfort (Noise, Vibration, Harshness). The cabin is well-designed, enhancing the in-car ambience.
Ultimately, it is able to suppress unwanted noises well and make them barely noticeable, even when cruising through bumpy asphalts or at high speeds.
A head-turner, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is energising and sporty, built with a smooth and seamless body.
Inside, the cabin is premium-built and highly-comfortable. Highlight being the panoramic display setup and the Premium Relaxation Seat.
All in all, with its dynamically electrifying powertrains, the 2023 Ioniq 6 makes for a great new offering in the e-saloon division.