After a long teaser program and a concept from a few years ago, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has finally been revealed ahead of a 2023 Australian debut. Using the same ‘e-GMP’ platform as the Genesis GV60, Kia EV6 and its Ioniq 5 SUV sibling, the Ioniq 6 is the first electric sedan from Hyundai.

“Ioniq 6 connects an emotional convergence of functionality with aesthetics,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Center.

“The distinctive streamlined design is the result of close cooperation between engineers and designers, with obsessive attention to detail and customer-centric values at the core. We have created the Ioniq 6 as a mindful cocoon that offers personalised place for all.”

Stylistically, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a daring and futuristic looking car with seemingly endless design details that appear to borrow lots from other cars – the Porsche and Subaru BRZ-like front, Mercedes-Benz CLS rear and side, as well as the Saab 900 Turbo-style rear window spoiler. It features active aero like active grille shutters at the front end, and it boasts a 0.21 Cd drag coefficiency rating, which is one of the lowest in the industry.

Inside the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a dashboard that follows a similar path to the interior in the Ioniq 5 with a spacious and blocky design theme that adds a futuristic look inside. Two 12.3-inch screens feature on the dashboard – one for the driver’s display and one for the infotainment system – while a bridge type centre console replaces the airy console in the Ioniq 5.


Inside the Ioniq 6 are also a range of sustainable materials like eco-processed leather, recycled cloth, bio TPO skin for the dashboard, recycled fishing net carpet and vegetable oil door trims.

Hyundai is yet to announce drivetrains for the Ioniq 6, though we expect them to largely follow the Ioniq 5 range with a 77.4kWh battery pack supplying the rear or all wheels, pumping out as much as 239kW of power and 605Nm of torque – at least, until the rumoured Ioniq 6 N arrives. Possible overall range could be upwards of 500km.

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 will go on sale in Australia in 2023 with local pricing and specifications to be announced before then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

Update (14/07/22): Hyundai has confirmed that the Ioniq 6 will use the same 77.4kWh lithium ion battery pack as the overseas Ioniq 5, in either single- or dual-motor form with up to 610km of range (WLTP). The dual-motor Ioniq 6 will punch out 239kW of power and 605Nm of torque.

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