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Hyundai Ioniq 6: EV sedan on sale in Australia next week, first 300 cars arrive by May


Tight supply means that only the RWD version of the Ioniq 6 will be in reasonable supply at first, with limited numbers of AWD cars incoming

The first Australian batch of Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedans will be available for purchase, exclusively through the brand’s website, on February 22nd.

Hyundai has confirmed details of its first allocation of Ioniq 6 sedans for Australia, with local distribution of the four-door EV set to follow a similar method to the related Ioniq 5 midsize SUV.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023 rear white
Like the Ioniq 5 SUV, the Ioniq 6 sedan will be distributed to Australians online

Like the Ioniq 5, Hyundai will allocate limited supply of the car to buyers via an online reservation system with deliveries taking place through local Hyundai dealers.

Every few months, Hyundai has tended to announce allocations, or ‘drops’, of its Ioniq 5 EV flagging when buyers can log on, and attempt to secure a car – often a competitive process that looks to be similar for the Ioniq 6.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023 interior
The first allocation of Ioniq 6 for Australia is almost entirely made up of entry-level RWD cars (229 units)

The February 22nd allocation includes 300 examples of the Ioniq 6 divided up across the model’s three trim grades:

  • Dynamiq RWD base model: 229 units, $74,000 (before on-road costs)
  • Techniq AWD: 36 units, $83,500
  • Epiq AWD: 35 units, $88,000

As the numbers make plain, supply of the all-wheel drive (AWD) models will be tight at first, with entry-grade, rear-wheel drive Dynamiq trim grades constituting more than 75 percent of the initial Ioniq 6 allocation.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023 driving
The aerodynamic Ioniq 6 promises a long driving range, especially in RWD form

Prices, specs and standard equipment for each of the Ioniq 6 grades are detailed here.

When it arrives, the Ioniq 6 will be a direct rival to the more affordable (and slightly smaller) Tesla Model 3 that is priced from $64,300 in Australia, plus the Polestar 2 (from $63,900).

Buyers who miss out on an Ioniq 6 allocation should also be aware that on the same day (February 22nd), Hyundai will also offer the latest drop of Ioniq 5 SUVs that are marginally cheaper to buy.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

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