Sleek “Personal Mobile Studio”Hyundai Ioniq 6

After serving up a potential camping companion in the Ioniq 5 electric crossover, Hyundai EVP and head of design SangYup Lee pitched the recently-revealed Ioniq 6 as a “personal mobile studio” where you can not only function but also relax and revitalize.

During a press briefing this week, the car was described as “a cocoon-like personal space.”

If you’re burning out working in a home office, how about switching to a movable one? It has 64 different interior colors and six pre-selected themes to match your mood. They can also brighten as you accelerate — a top-of-the-line model with two motors and AWD can do 0-100km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.1 seconds — to keep you aware of your driving speed.

The automaker emphasizes remote work features such as a “bridge type” center console designed to hold a laptop and a notes application built into one of the two 12-inch screens. There are also four USB-C ports, plus one USB-A port to power various devices and slimmer car seats to help maximize cabin space. Hyundai maintains they are still very comfortable and even designed to lean back and sleep on.

You can also, like, work outside the car. For example, Hyundai’s V2L adapter lets you power appliances using the car as a battery bank.

And its “streamliner” shape isn’t just for the aesthetic. The Ioniq 6’s 0.21 drag coefficient helps bring its power consumption down to 14kWh per 100km, giving it an estimated 610km or about 379-mile range from the long-range 77.4-kWh battery (though the estimate is based on the European WLTP range, expect EPA range to be shorter).

There is also a standard-range option with a 53-kWh battery. The Ioniq 6 in the press briefing also featured side view cameras instead of traditional mirrors, which we’re unlikely to see in the US.

The Ioniq 6 sedan is aimed at young professionals that the company suggests will want more tech, while the Ioniq 5 is more for young families that need the space and function of an SUV.

While both vehicles are built on the automaker’s E-GMP electric vehicle platform, the Ioniq 6 includes auto 2WD / 4WD switching, extra tuning features, and better performance and efficiency thanks to upgrades for the motor and drivetrain. And most importantly, the Ioniq 6 will be the first car from Hyundai to support over-the-air software updates.

Hyundai is also launching an Ioniq 6 NFT collection and says the car will be available to experience virtually in the automaker’s metaverse studio on Zepeto, along with a Roblox experience. And the Ioniq 6 online experience supports VR headsets for more immersion.

Hyundai plans to start Ioniq 6 production in Q3 of this year in Korea, followed by Europe later in the year. In the US, it’s planned to go into production in January 2023, but the company did not confirm if the EV will be built at its upcoming plant in Savannah, Georgia. US availability will adjust to supply and demand, but currently, there are no nationwide release plans (the Ioniq 5 is now sold in 38 states).

After parking the car, an owner can start live-streaming on a laptop sitting on the “bridge-type” center console—also, thanks Hyundai for the dedicated HVAC controls.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a battery electric mid-size fastback sedan produced by Hyundai Motor Company under the electric car-focused Ioniq sub-brand.

The Prophecy concept car previewed car, which was displayed in March 2020. The official launch is planned for 12 July 2022. It will be assembled at the Asan plant in South Korea, which also has the Sonata and Grandeur.

The concept sketch of the car conveyed the “Electrified Streamliner” design approach. It is claimed to be Hyundai’s new electric vehicle design type and is identified by a soft, streamlined design that minimizes wind resistance. In addition, based on the E-GMP platform, a long wheelbase was applied compared to the overall height.

Parametric pixel lights and hoods are devoted to the front. In addition, Hyundai’s new emblem, manufactured in the form of a thin plane made of aluminum, was first used.

Next, the side part was applied with a streamlined window line, a built-in flush door handle, and a digital side mirror. Finally, combining the rear spoiler with parametric pixel auxiliary braking light, the rear portion was used.

The interior layout has a cocoon-inspired interior and an ample interior space with a long wheelbase. The vehicle function operation unit was designed to be centralized, and the storage space was expanded by applying a bridge-type center console. In addition, eco-friendly materials were used for interior and exterior painting, sheets, dashboards, and headliners.

“By 2030, Hyundai will expand its all-electric line-up to 11 models to secure global EV leadership,” said Hyundai CEO Jaehoon Chang with a glimpse at its XL-sized Seven concept SUV driving alongside the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 on a screen behind him. The video was shown with quicker car zooming by, teasing an upcoming N performance EV without adding any extra details. So finally, Hyundai is taking EVs seriously enough to pass other big automakers (except for Tesla) in EV sales — let’s hope its engineers aren’t forced to do all their work inside an Ioniq 6 from now on.