Launching earlier this year, the Ioniq 6 gives buyers a slice of the future of its electric product lineup, with its aerodynamic profile lending itself to some of the most efficient driving figures to help you make the switch over to a battery-electric sedan.
Just how good is the Hyundai Ioniq 6? Let’s take a closer look to find out.
Extremely efficient range figures
Generous equipment lists
Super fast DC charging
Polarising styling package
Limited headroom in rear of the cabin
Firm ride on 20-inch alloys for Techniq and Epiq variants
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Hyundai Ioniq 6
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Starting Price: $74,000
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How Much Does It Cost?
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 range is offered in three variants here in Australia, with the entry-level Ioniq 6 Dynamic priced at $74,000, while the mid-spec Ioniq 6 Techniq is priced at $83,500 and the flagship Ioniq 6 Epiq is priced at $88,000.
Keep in mind that these prices are subject to change and do not include on-road costs.
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Hyundai Ioniq 6 (DYNAMIQ 2WD) Specifications
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What Features Does the Hyundai Ioniq 6 Have?
The entry-level Ioniq 6 Dynamiq comes riding on 18-inch alloys and receives LED head & tail lights, adaptive cruise control, eco leather upholstery, a surround-view camera, head-up display, ambient lighting, wireless phone charging, powered tailgate, vehicle-to-load function, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, which is paired with an eight-speaker Bose sound system.
Stepping up to the Ioniq 6 Techniq adds a set of 20-inch alloys wrapped in Pirelli P Zero rubber, a panoramic glass sunroof, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and steering wheel and an upgraded seat of relaxation seats.
Finally, the range-topping Ioniq 6 Epiq receives a much more efficient heat pump system, a set of digital side mirrors and a battery conditioning system.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Range Features:
LED head & tail lights
Adaptive cruise control
Eco leather upholstery
Vehicle-to-load (V2L) architecture
12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
12-speaker Bose sound system
Dual electric motors (Techniq & above)
20-inch alloys with Pirelli P Zero rubber (Techniq)
Panoramic glass sunroof (Techniq)
Ventilated front seats with heated rear seats & steering wheel (Techniq)
Heat pump (Epiq)
Digital side-view mirrors (Epiq)
Is the Hyundai Ioniq 6 Comfortable to Drive?
Following the launch of its hugely successful Ioniq 5 SUV platform, Hyundai has imparted all the knowledge gained in a sleek-looking sedan package, and on the road, the Ioniq 6 is a treat to drive.
We won’t get too deep in the numbers, though it’s important to know that the entry-level Dynamic comes powered by a single electric motor producing 168kW/350Nm while the Techniq and Epiq pick up two electric motors producing a combined 239kW/605Nm.
Power is thrown to the rear wheels only, and while acceleration feels immediate and rapid in the entry-level variant, the dual-motor layout gives the Ioniq 6 performance you may not have experienced on the road before.
“With driving figures up to 614km, the Ioniq 6 allows you to switch to a battery-electric vehicle without any major sacrifices.”
The acceleration is instant and unrelenting, giving the Ioniq 6 a charming little personality, while it is more than happy to settle down and become a smooth and fairly comfortable daily driver when needed.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about the Ioniq 6 as a package is its efficiency figures, and just how obtainable these actually are on the road when opting for the eco setting and using the regenerative braking system to its full potential.
While the added weight makes it feel hefty in the corners, Hyundai has done well to keep the Ioniq 6 feeling planted in the corners without becoming uncomfortable around town, making for an exceptional all-round package.
Is it Efficient?
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 offers some of the most energy efficient figures you'll find on the market from its 77.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The single-motor Ioniq 6 offers WLTP figures of 614km which is significantly better than you’ll get in the dual-motor variants that, in the best case scenario, offer a WLTP-tested range of 519km.
If energy efficiency and long driving range is a top priority for you, be sure to opt for the entry-level Ioniq 6 Dynamiq.
Is it Practical and Spacious?
Inside, the Ioniq’s cabin is far more spacious in the front than its exterior proportions might suggest, while some seriously clever designs have made it genuinely practical up front.
The cabin’s design is bespoke and has allowed Hyundai to get really creative with the layout, which the company has directed toward real-world practicality that makes a world of difference as a daily driver.
The centre console, for example, floats between the armrest and the dashboard allows for two levels of storage, effectively doubling your storage options, while it might not look like it from the outside, there’s a generous amount of headroom even for the tallest of drivers.
“The split-layered centre console floats between the arm rest and dashboard, effectively doubling your storage options.”
This trend continues around the front of the cabin where you’ll find a spot to store your phone, keep your coffee safe and swallow up a huge number of loose items thanks to its unique and immensely practical design.
Move to the second row of the cabin and there’s a surprising amount of legroom on offer, though that aerodynamic sloping roofline design has reduced the amount of headroom you’ll find in the second row.
For families, the Ioniq 6 receives a pair of ISOFIX anchors and top tether mounts, while boot space figures stand at a reasonable 401L.
Is it Safe?
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 has been awarded ANCAP’s maximum five-star safety rating, scoring 98% for adult protection, 87% for child protection, 66% for pedestrian protection and 90% for its safety assist tech.
As standard, the Ioniq 6 picks up forward and reverse autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring, evasive steering assist, rear cross-traffic alerts, a surround-view monitor with front and rear parking sensors, junction-turning assistance, lane-change alerts, lane-keep assistance, safe exit assistance and driver attention monitoring.
Our Verdict: is the Hyundai Ioniq 6 Worth it?
Buyers are understandably wary of range anxiety when it comes to making the switch to a battery-electric vehicle, which is actually one of the strong points of the Ioniq 6 package.
Thanks to its efficient electric motor, the entry-level Ioniq 6 Dynamiq offers some of the best driving range figures for the segment, making for a great option if you want to transition to an electric vehicle.
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Five Specs You Need to Know
Five-year/unlimited KM warranty
Eight-year/160,000km warranty for battery
Five-star ANCAP safety rating
Single motor for entry-level model; dual-motor platform for Techniq & Epic
614km range figures drop to 519km in Techniq & Epiq
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