Hyundai Redefines EV Mobility – Henley Standard

HYUNDAI, the South Korean automaker, has created a super smooth electric vehicle (EV) to match the country’s digital ambition.

Seoul, its capital, is home to the DMC (Digital Media City of the future), a 570,000-square-meter site conceived as a state-of-the-art digital media center.

It’s no wonder then that electric vehicles rolling off Hyundai’s production line sport a futuristic design that belies the idea that electric vehicles have to look boring.

The Ioniq 6 Electrified Streamliner offers an estimated all-electric range of nearly 380 miles.

But if you’re interested in this super-modern EV, you might have to wait a bit. UK technical and spec pricing is yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, Hyundai has released details of the Ioniq 6’s advanced technologies, which “redefine the limits of electric mobility”.

“Ioniq 6 is the next ambitious step in Hyundai Motor’s strategy to accelerate its transition to electrification and position itself as a global leader in electric vehicles,” said Jaehoon Chang, its president and chief executive officer.

So what will you get with this car? The range has been addressed and so has the attention to detail in its design.

It has an extremely long 2,950mm wheelbase, supported by a choice of 20-inch or 18-inch wheels.

Dual-color ambient lighting allows the driver to personalize the appearance of the interior by selecting from 64 colors and six pre-selected themes.

The speed sync lighting mode changes the brightness of the interior lighting in the first row according to vehicle speed.

All seats in the car have been made for all-electric models: they are about 30 percent thinner than those in conventional cars, providing more room for passengers.

Four USB Type-C and one Type-A ports are available to enhance customer convenience.

The Ioniq 6 has an EV Performance Tuning system, which allows the driver to adjust steering effort, engine output, throttle pedal sensitivity and transmission mode.

Drivers can create a variety of different combinations with just a few button clicks to suit their individual needs.

The Ioniq 6 features e-ASD, a technology that Hyundai says “makes electric vehicles more exciting and people-friendly.” This is a spaceship-like sound that is added and changes depending on the driving state of the vehicle.

The EV is available with a range of drive motors and battery packs to suit customer needs. The long-range 77.4 kWh battery can be paired with two electric motor layouts, either rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

The top-of-the-line dual motor configuration is an AWD option producing a combined 239kW of power and 605Nm of torque.

Ioniq 6’s E-GMP architecture can support 400V and 800V charging infrastructures, with 800V charging as standard; it can accommodate a 400V load without the need for additional components or adapters.

The car’s modular touchscreen dashboard integrates a 12-inch full-touch infotainment display and a 12-inch digital cluster that houses advanced technologies.

The infotainment system provides real-time travel radius mapping based on the current state of charge.

The system’s connected car services also help find and plan the best route to include a charging station along the way.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto get a widescreen. Bluetooth multi-connection support is available, so two devices can be paired at the same time: one for phone calls and one for music streaming.

The Bose sound system’s eight speakers, including a subwoofer, are strategically placed throughout the vehicle to deliver a high-quality listening experience. The navigation system comes with Bluelink Infotainment/Map Updates.

The Ioniq 6 is equipped with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense, advanced driver assistance systems, and the car is available in 12 exterior colors.

Smart Cruise Control (SCC) helps maintain distance from the vehicle in front and drive at a speed set by the driver by reflecting the driver’s learned driving style. When SCC is inactive, the function learns the driver’s driving style. When SCC is on, the feature stops learning and drives automatically by mimicking the learned driving style.

Ioniq 6 production and market launch schedule will be announced soon.

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