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Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023: Australian pricing and features released for Tesla Model 3 rival


The all-electric sedan will join Hyundai’s line-up in early 2023 with up to 614km of range

Hyundai Australia has confirmed that the all-electric Ioniq 6 midsize sedan will be landing locally this month, with pricing to start from $74,000 before on-road costs. 

The Ioniq 6 will join the Ioniq 5 hatch-like SUV in Hyundai’s pure electric line-up, giving local EV buyers more choice. 

With up to 614km of driving range off a single charge, the Ioniq 6 will face competition from the likes of the Tesla Model 3 and the Polestar 2

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The Ioniq 6 shares a platform with the Ioniq 5

Sitting on the same Electrified-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) as the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 benefits from an 800-volt architecture. 

It’s claimed that the 77.4kWh (74kWh usable) battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes at its maximum DC charging rate of 233kW. 

The Ioniq 6 model also debuts Hyundai’s over-the-air vehicle system and satellite navigation update technology. 

How many Ioniq 6 variants will be offered in Australia? 

Three trim levels of the Ioniq 6 will be offered in Australia and both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive powertrain options are available.  

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The Ioniq 6 has a driving range of up to 614km

The Ioniq 6 range starts with the Dynamiq at $74,000 before on-road costs. It gets a single electric motor on the rear axle which makes 168kW/350Nm. Power is stored in a 77.4kWh lithium ion battery and at 614km (WLTP) it has the longest claimed driving range of the three available variants. 

It sits on 18-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in 225/50 eco tyres. 

On the inside, highlights include 12-way power seats that are heated, a 12.3-inch digital cluster, a head-up display, and a 12.3-inch infotainment display with wired Apple Carplay and Android Auto. 

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Powered seats are standard on the Ioniq 6

It also gets wireless phone charging as standard, dual-zone climate control, a Bose premium audio system, and vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality outside and inside. 

The mid-spec variant in the Ioniq 6 range is the Techniq that starts from $83,500 before on-road costs. 

At a $9,500 premium over the Dynamiq, the main difference of the Techniq is that it uses a dual-motor system, making it all-wheel drive. 

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The Ioniq 6’s large display misses out wireless phone projection

The Techniq offers 165kW/350Nm on rear axle and 74kW/255Nm at the front, providing peak system outputs of 239kW and 605Nm, as is currently offered in Ioniq 5. 

It uses the same 77.4kWh battery as the rear-driven Dynamiq, but its claimed WLTP range figure is, at 519km, some 95kms shorter.  

In terms of specification, the Techniq steps up with 20-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero rubber, as well as getting a full width glass roof. 

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Wireless phone charging comes standard on the Ioniq 6

On the inside the main changes include “relaxation” seats that are heated and ventilated, as well as adding seat heating in the second row. The mid-grade also brings 14.5L of under-bonnet storage.

At the top of the Ioniq 6 range in Australia is the Epiq, which starts from $88,000 before on-road costs. 

Powertrain-wise, the Epiq is almost identical to the Techniq, with the addition of a battery conditioning system being the only big hardware change. 

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The Ioniq 6 boasts drag coefficient of 0.22

On the inside, the Epiq adds digital side mirrors, and a high efficiency heat pump in place of the traditional heater. 

The option list is reasonably slim for the Ioniq 6, with matte paint being the sole entry on the list. Ticking this box will set buyers back an extra $1000.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Dynamiq: $74,000
  • Techniq: $83,500
  • Epiq: $88,000