Hyundai reveals the eye-catching Ioniq 6 and its Porsche-esque duck-tail rear spoiler ↺
With their stylish electric vehicles, the closely related South Korean carmakers Kia and Hyundai have undoubtedly become serious competitors for the global market leader Tesla and other aspiring EV manufacturers such as Ford, Volkswagen and even Porsche. The Hyundai Ioniq 6, whose design has already been illustrated in unofficial render images back in April, will apparently soon be ready to take on other successful electric sedans like the Tesla Model 3 and the new BMW i4.
Although the carmaker has yet to disclose the actual launch date of the Hyundai Ioniq 6, the company has now released beautiful pictures which show the electric sedan in all its glory. As expected, the design is largely based on the Prophecy EV Concept and particularly attracts attention with its duck-tail spoiler, which is very reminiscent of the legendary Porsche 911. Furthermore, the South Korean EV features LED taillights in an unusual retro design, and the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is said to be equipped with a total of 700 of these so-called parametric pixels.
Unfortunately, this latest press release does not include any technical data such as the range and performance of the Hyundai Ioniq 6. However, according to an article by InsideEVs, the electric car will be 191 inches long and have a wheelbase of 116 inches. The company has also announced that its new electric sedan will benefit from a competitive cW value of 0.21, which is the lowest drag coefficient of any Hyundai vehicle to date.
The interior has been designed like a cocoon and will feature customizable LED lights with 64 colors and a large 12-inch infotainment display. The instrument cluster display also measures 12 inches, and the Hyundai Ioniq 6's door handles will apparently automatically retract, which is a feature that is already known from the Tesla Model S. We will report on the exact technical specifications of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 as soon as they are revealed.