2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric car: price, specs and release date

Nick Lette van Oostvoorne
August 10, 2020

Hyundai has revealed that the production version of its gorgeous Prophecy concept car will be called the Ioniq 6. Read on for more details on this new electric car…

  • Hyundai electric car confirmed
  • Will be called Ioniq 6
  • Inspired by Prophecy concept
  • Shares components with Ioniq 5
  • Around 300 miles of range
  • Expected to go on sale in 2022

Hyundai has revealed it will launch a new range of electric vehicles under the ‘Ioniq’ name, including a new electric saloon car called the Ioniq 6. 

The Ioniq 6 will take inspiration from the Prophecy Concept, above. 

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 design

The new Hyundai Ioniq 6 will take inspiration from the recent Hyundai Prophecy concept. This uber-slinky saloon car (shown throughout) was designed to be as aerodynamic as possible so it combined a simple curved silhouette with a ground-hugging body and the bare minimum of intakes and grilles. 

An adjustable rear spoiler further helps to manage the flow of air over the Prophecy concept and even the propellor-shaped wheels have been designed to help cool the brakes as you drive along. You can expect to find a few of these features on the finished Ioniq 6.

Yes, the finished car will come with a conventional steering wheel…

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 interior

While the Prophecy’s exterior styling is expected to strongly influence how the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 looks, the same can’t be said of the concept’s interior. For starters, the dual joy-stick controls will certainly be replaced by a conventional steering wheel and the tile-like door trims will probably make way for conventional handles and door pockets. 

The wraparound dashboard design may appear on the finished car, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed Hyundai decides to offer the Ioniq 6 with the Prophecy’s eye-catching tartan seats.

Expect the Ioniq 6 to come with two electric motors and four-wheel drive. 

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 motors and driving

The new Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric car will be built using the same E-GMP chassis as the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 SUV. As a result, it’s expected to come with dual electric motors making it four-wheel drive. Hyundai may offer a cheaper model using a single motor and two-wheel drive at a later date.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 should be capable of driving for around 300 miles between charges.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 range and batteries

The Hyundai Ioniq 6’s E-GMP underpinnings will contain enough batteries for it to drive approximately 300 miles between charges. It should also be compatible with the latest 150kW public fast chargers, enabling you to quickly add a decent chunk of additional range in just a few minutes. 

Hyundai expects to put the Ioniq 6 on sale in 2022.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 price and release date

Hyundai hasn’t announced how much the Inoiq 6 will cost, but it has said that it’ll launch the car in 2022. The smaller Ioniq 5 SUV is expected to cost from around £40,000, so it’s likely the Ioniq 6 will set you back closer to £50,000. 

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