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(Elbil24): updated: The first 600 copies of Hyundai’s new electric Ioniq 6 went on sale in Norway on November 9. Now the car manufacturer has reported that all copies were sold out within a few hours. In addition, hundreds are still on the waiting list, and they will be prioritized when regular sales begin later this month, Hyundai knows.
We were among the first to see Hyundai’s new electric car, the Ioniq 6, during a closed event in London this spring. At the end of June, we were able to talk about that first meeting, which was largely about the design and solutions Hyundai chose to make the Ioniq 6 the most streamlined car in the company’s history, with a drag of just over 0.20CD.
Low consumption and long term
And the reduced air resistance in particular may be a passing note in future electric vehicles. Lower consumption is no longer just a nice thing to get as far as possible, but it’s also becoming more important to the wallet, the power grid and the environment in the end as well.
With an advertised consumption of 1.39 kWh per mile, there’s no doubt that the Ioniq 6 will be among the most energy-efficient cars in its class, and we can largely thank the design for that. When you reach speed on the highway, air resistance quickly becomes the factor that affects fuel consumption the most.
This is reflected in the consumption of the Ioniq 6. Equipped with two battery solutions, it is the smallest 53 kWh battery pack, with a consumption of 1.39 kWh per mile.
However, Hyundai confirmed in August that the rear-wheel-drive version, the biggest package at 77.4 kWh, uses 1.43 kWh per mile, and gets a whopping WLTP range of 614 km.
In comparison, the crossover / SUV has Ionic 5 With a corresponding battery pack, the range lags about 100 km.
For the Ioniq 6 version with four wheels and the largest battery pack, consumption is 1.51 kWh per mile, and a range of 583 km.
—Since we began developing the IONIQ 6, we have strived to make it the leader in the all-electric range, says Jae Ho Huh, who heads the Sub-Mid Project Management Center at Hyundai Motor Company.
You will find more details in the table below:
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0-100 in 5.1 seconds
The car will be available in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions, the first to offer the longest range. The all-four-wheel top-end version delivers 325 horsepower and 605 Nm of torque. It should ensure acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 5.1 seconds.
We already know that the Ioniq 6 is built on the same platform as the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. This means, among other things, a long wheelbase (295 cm) and support for charging 800 V, with a maximum charging capacity of more than 200 kW on lightning chargers supporting 800 V (eg Ionity). Under optimal conditions, the battery pack should be able to charge from 10 to 80 percent of capacity in 18 minutes, Hyundai claims.
Focus on sustainability and safety
During the launch, Hyundai placed great emphasis on the fact that it had a strong focus on sustainability and reuse in its choice of materials in the cabin, which is quite naturally in line with current trends. Front seat backs should also be 30 percent thinner than conventional car seats, a feature they also share with the new Kia Niro EV.
As expected, the car will also be equipped with a number of cameras, sensors and solutions to ensure safety both on board and on the road, including advanced driver assistants who help you with everything from maintaining a safe distance to the driver in front of you to swerving away. of sudden dangers. You should also be able to control the parking lot remotely with the car key.
Like many other players in the industry, Hyundai releases key information at various stages. Now they lift the veil on prices:
Hyundai Ioniq 6 price starts at NOK 489,000 plus delivery (10,900 NOK).
Then you get rear-wheel drive and a long-range battery pack as standard. This is the version with a 77.4 kWh battery and a WLTP range of 614 km.
Hyundai also released the first version, which was made in a limited edition of 2,500 cars. 600 of them were reserved for Norwegian customers, so the sale started in advance and ended on the same day, November 9.
The First Edition Edition has all-wheel drive, is fully equipped and priced at NOK 545,000 plus delivery. This is the first version to come to Norway, with early customers expecting to receive the car in March or April.
The Elbil24 will of course return to all of this and more when we get the car to test.
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