The IONIQ 6 has been revealed by the Hyundai Motor Company, the second model in its IONIQ dedicated all-electric-vehicle line-up.
IONIQ 6, which Hyundai describes as an ‘Electrified Streamliner’, is aerodynamically sculpted and makes innovative use of sustainable materials. Inspired by Hyundai’s ‘Prophecy EV Concept’, IONIQ 6 is characterised by clean, simple lines that Hyundai designers describe as ‘Emotional Efficiency’. The overall design theme of ‘Ethical Uniqueness’ reflects Hyundai’s commitment to energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.
“IONIQ 6 connects an emotional convergence of functionality with aesthetics,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Centre. “The distinctive streamlined design is the result of close co-operation between engineers and designers, with obsessive attention to detail and customer-centric values at the core. We have created the IONIQ 6 as a mindful cocoon that offers personalised place for all.”
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IONIQ 6’s design
Hyundai believe the IONIQ 6 demonstrates ethical design through energy efficiency and the use of sustainable materials. Efforts were made to maximize and optimise the interior space, stretching it at the front and rear, resulting in a unique streamliner silhouette and spacious interior.
Like the IONIQ 5 before it, the IONIQ 6 implements the ‘Hyundai Look’ design strategy that gives each model a unique appearance. According to Hyundai, they design with diverse lifestyles in mind rather than with a one-style-fits-all approach.
IONIQ 6 has an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21, assisted by its low nose, active air flaps at the front, wheel gap reducers and optional slim digital side mirrors. Further helping IONIQ 6’s aerodynamic design is its elliptical wing-inspired spoiler with winglet, slight boat-tail structure and separation traps on both sides of the rear bumper.
IONIQ 6 also integrates over 700 parametric pixels in various places, such as headlamps, rear combination lamps, front lower sensors, air vent garnishes and centre console indicator, to reinforce the IONIQ brand’s identity throughout the vehicle.
The rear wing’s parametric pixel high-mounted Stop Lamp (HMSL) delivers an eye-catching light execution when the brakes are applied. Also, the newly-designed Hyundai ‘H’ badge is applied on the front and rear of the vehicle.
Hyundai unveils design of all-electric IONIQ 6yundai Motor Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) enabled the designers to stretch the interior, front and rear, optimizing legroom and overall space. The Platform also allows for a completely flat floor. The modular touchscreen dashboard integrates a 12-inch full-touch infotainment display and 12-inch digital cluster.
Users can choose from a spectrum of 64 colours and six dual colour themes developed by colour experts to help drivers and passengers feel relaxed and comfortable. The 4-dot interactive pixel lights on the steering wheel enables easy communication between the driver and vehicle.
Eco-friendly materials applied to various touchpoints for sustainability
In line with IONIQ 6’s ‘Ethical Uniqueness’ theme, the designers applied sustainable materials to the exterior, including recycled pigment paint from end-of-life tyres to the cladding and bamboo charcoal pigment paint to the body.
IONIQ 6’s interior is also trimmed in sustainable materials and colours. Depending on the trim level, these include eco-process leather (seats), recycled PET fabric (seats), bio TPO skin (dashboard), bio PET fabric (headliner), bio paint derived from vegetable oils (doors) and recycled fishing net carpet, the latter being a first for the IONIQ brand.
IONIQ 6 World Premiere
The IONIQ 6 world premiere will take place in July, when Hyundai will reveal the full specifications, including the electrified streamliner’s features and advanced technologies.
For more information on IONIQ 6, please visit: https://ioniq6.hyundai.com
 When tested with 18-inch summer tyre and digital side mirror
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