The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has just made its debut, which is the South Korean automaker’s second electric vehicle (EV) in their Ioniq sub-brand and their first sedan. The Ioniq 6 bears a very strong resemblance to the Prophecy concept that was previewed in 2020.
As with every concept car, many of its design details get toned down upon reaching mass production, and the Ioniq 6 is no exception. The design of the Ioniq 6 is indeed very swoopy, with its sloping roofline following a single, unbroken stroke that gives it a similar profile to Porsche’s 911 sports car.
It’s only appropriate to start talking about its rear end because that also happens to be one of its most distinctive design features. The full-width Parametric Pixel LED taillights are similar to that of the Ioniq 5’s, while its integrated twin rear spoilers also serve an aerodynamic purpose. Lower down its rear fascia is a pair of vertically-stacked LED rear foglights and a black rear diffuser.
And then moving towards the front, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 comes with a very clean front end. The hood is slightly raised towards the sides, similar to what Porsche does, while its LED headlights also feature the same pixel pattern that’s found in its taillights. The black strip that’s running across the Ioniq 6’s fascia are where the sensors are placed, just so Hyundai’s designers could clean up its front end.
The interior of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 follows a similar theme to the Ioniq 5 crossover SUV, but this doesn’t mean that it looks very similar. Aesthetically speaking, it still has its own identity, with the lines of the dash kicking up at its sides since this is where the screens for the digital wing mirrors are housed. The doors also The door armrests slope downwards rather then protruding inwards, because they no longer feature buttons. Instead, the window controls are now located in the center console.
Just like the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 comes with two 12-inch screens, though in this case it’s surrounded by a satin silver frame to better integrate its design with the dash. Ambient LED lighting is also available, and this can be configured with 64 colors or 6 two-tone themes to choose from.
Unfortunately, Hyundai did not give any technical details about the Ioniq 6. What we do know is that the Ioniq 6 rides on the E-GMP platform which also underpins the Ioniq 5. Powertrain options, in this case, could include various single- and dual-motor setups that range from 225 hp to 325 hp, though Hyundai at least did confirm that the biggest battery size to be offered is 77.4 kWh, which is in line with the Ioniq 5. And because this is a sedan with a significantly lower drag coefficient of 0.21 Cd versus 0.288 in the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 will definitely offer more than the 507 kilometers that the Ioniq 5 can achieve.
The full reveal of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is expected to happen in the coming months, with more details to be revealed by then.