2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: 614 km claimed range for electric sedan confirmed

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: 614 km claimed range for electric sedan confirmed

Hyundai claims its streamlined Ioniq 6 will deliver one of the best ranges of any electric car in Australia.

That 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 will claim one of the longest ranges of any new electric car in Australia, with the South Korean automaker claiming some variants can travel up to 614km on a single charge.

Hyundai Australia has previously confirmed plans to offer the Ioniq 6, which arrives next year, in two tiers – a 168kW/350Nm Rear wheel drive model and a 239kW/605Nm All-wheel drive variant – both powered by a 77.4 kWh battery pack.

In a media release, Hyundai has confirmed that the rear-wheel-drive Ioniq 6 can travel up to 100 km with the 77.4 kWh battery – the larger of two batteries available overseas 614km subject to a fee in the European WLTP laboratory test.

This range figure was achieved with 18″ wheels fitted – decreasing to 545km if 20 inch wheels are equipped. Hyundai Australia hasn’t confirmed if these efficiency-enhancing 18-inch wheels will be available in Australia.

The range of the more powerful all-wheel drive Ioniq 6 is also slightly reduced 583 km with 18 inch wheels and 519 km with 20-inch alloy wheels – about five percent less than the rear-wheel drive variant.

Compared to the Tesla Model 3, the all-wheel-drive Ioniq 6 offers less range than the all-wheel-drive Model 3 Long Range (602 km), but more than the Model 3 Performance (547 km), provided the Hyundai is equipped with 18-inch wheels.

A more aerodynamic body also allows the Hyundai Ioniq 6 to offer a longer range than the Kia EV6, which has the same electric platform and a 77.4 kWh battery.

The Kia EV6 Air comes with 19-inch wheels (compared to Hyundai’s 18-inch alloy wheels) and offers a claimed range of 528 km – 86 km less than the Ioniq 6.

Hyundai says the Ioniq 6’s drag coefficient of 0.21 is more than 25 percent lower than the boxy Ioniq 5’s (0.29), giving the sedan an additional 150 km of range.

While the rear-wheel drive Ioniq 5 in Australia is powered by a smaller 72.6kWh battery (six per cent less than the Ioniq 6), the range of the Ioniq 5 is reduced by around 22 per cent compared to the new sedan.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will also be offered overseas with a 53kWh battery pack, resulting in a claimed range of 429km – although this variant is unlikely to be sold in Australia. This model is the most efficient with a stated energy consumption of 13.9 kWh per 100 km.

The Hyundai Group’s E-GMP platform allows the Ioniq 6 to run on either 400 or 800 volts, with the ability to quickly charge with up to 350kW of DC power and charge the 77.4kWh battery in 18 minutes Charge 10 to 80 percent.

However, as previously reported, Hyundai Australia has yet to set a price for the Ioniq 6 journey understands that it will cost in the region $70,000 to $80,000 plus road costsdepending on the variant.

If the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is priced between $70,000 and $80,000 in Australia, it would be close to the Tesla Model 3 – priced at $65,500 to $95,276 before road costs and order/delivery fees.

That 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 range expected in Australia early next year.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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