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Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023: aerodynamic electric sedan achieved 37,000 South Korean pre-orders within the first day


The sleek Hyundai sedan is proving to be very popular in its home market of South Korea

Hyundai’s Ioniq sub-brand is proving to be a sales success so far, with over 37,000 orders placed on the first day of sales beginning for the sleek electric sedan. 

A total of 37,446 pre-orders were placed for the Ioniq 6 sedan in South Korea. 

The new electric sedan debuted at the 2022 Busan Motor Show last month where Chasing Cars editor and founder Tom Baker was on the ground reporting the event. 

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Tom Baker drove a prototype of the Ioniq 6 in South Korea

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is scheduled to arrive in Australia early in the first half of 2023 with local pricing expected to start at around $70,000. 

What is the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and where has this new model come from?

The Ioniq 6 is the latest addition to Hyundai’s electric line-up, following on from the Ioniq 5 that can be purchased in Australia now

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The Hyundai Ioniq 6

Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 sedan is being built on the same E-GMP platform as the Ioniq 5 and the related Kia EV6, but will be significantly more streamlined and will have a range of up to 610km (WLTP). 

Two variants will be available at launch – a rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel-drive variant – with two available battery sizes. 

A 53kWh battery pack will join a larger 77.4kWh battery pack as an option, with both expected to launch in Australia come next year. 

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We spotted an Ioniq 6 roaming the roads of Sydney

The rear-wheel-drive variant will be powered by a single 168kW electric motor, while the all-wheel-drive variant will have outputs of 239kW/605Nm

What sort of standard features will be available?

The mid-spec Ioniq 6 variant will be called the Dynamiq and will feature heated leather seats and dual 12.3-inch screens for instrumentation and infotainment.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 at its official reveal

The high-spec Tecniq will boast a Bose premium sound system as well as cooled seats and camera-driven digital side mirrors. 

The Ioniq 6 could feature selective adaptive dampers found on the Kia EV6, however this is not yet confirmed. Hyundai has said it is evaluating various dampers and springs for markets such as Australia.