Hyundai Motor Company launched its first electric sedan Ioniq 6 on Thursday. The South Korean automaker said that would help it grab a larger share of the electric vehicle (EV) market dominated by Tesla Inc.
Hyundai said the Ioniq 6 has a WLTP range of up to about 610 kilometers, about 30 percent more than the Ioniq 5 and more than the 602 kilometers of the Tesla Model 3 Long Range . Hyundai says the Ioniq 6 will be available in two battery pack options: 53 kilowatt-hours (kWh) and 77.4 kWh, and production will begin at its Asan plant in South Korea later this year.
In terms of appearance design, the new car adopts a streamlined design concept officially called "Electrified Streamliner". The front has a closed front design, an electronic rearview mirror with a camera, and a coupe-style C-pillar design. sense of movement.
In terms of power system, Hyundai Ioniq 6 is expected to launch single-motor rear-wheel drive and dual-motor four-wheel drive models. The strongest version has a power of about 300 horsepower, a pure electric range of up to 610 kilometers, and energy consumption of about 14 kWh/100 kilometers.
It is reported that the Ioniq 6 will be available in the United States early next year, and the price has not yet been announced.
The Ioniq 6 is one of more than 31 electric models planned by Hyundai Motor Group (including Hyundai Motor, Kia, and high-end brand Genesis) to launch by 2030, in order to ensure the expected 12 % share.
Excluding China, the world's largest auto market, Hyundai and Kia together accounted for 13.5 percent of global EV shipments between January and May this year, according to industry tracker SNE Research. That's second only to Tesla, which had a 22% share over the same period.