The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is still a mystery as it hasn’t been fully unveiled. The South Korean automaker did show a concept that announced the Ioniq 6’s arrival, but it was definitely not a close-to-production preview.
We can still see some of the car’s design details in this latest batch of spy photos. For instance, the series Ioniq 6 will retain the Prophecy study’s pebble-like tapered design and low stance, as well as a more toned-down version of the concept’s light clusters (front and rear).
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Because we think the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 will share a platform with the Ioniq 5, its powertrain will likely mirror that model’s offerings. That means base models will be powered by a single electric motor powering the rear wheels, with the more expensive dual-motor versions providing all-wheel drive thanks to front and rear electric motors. Horsepower should range between 168 hp and 320 hp.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 will need to offer at least 300 miles of driving range to compete with the Model 3, and that appears to be well within reach. The Ioniq 5 with its larger battery pack is EPA rated to go 303 miles on a charge, and it’s likely that the Ioniq 6 will receive this same battery. Due to its more aerodynamic shape it may achieve even better ratings than its sibling. Once we get our hands on an Ioniq 6, we’ll run it through our 75-mph real-world highway range test.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Hyundai has emphasized lounge-like comfort in its Ioniq models so far, and the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 likely won’t be an exception. While we haven’t seen, we expect it to follow a similarly modern and minimalist aesthetic as the Ioniq 5. As a conventional four-door sedan, it’ll be a five-seater with a rear bench seat. The cargo area inside the trunk may not rival that of a hatchback or crossover, but the rear seats will likely fold to expand the space back there.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features