True to the Manila International Auto Show’s (MIAS) theme of ‘Shaping Mobility,’ Hyundai Motor Philippines will showcase how it plans to do
so with the Ioniq 6.
Set to debut at the event, the Ioniq 6 is the brand’s second electric vehicle (EV) to be offered locally. Unlike the retro-style boxy shape of the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 is much more streamlined in shape, with an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21 —figure comparable to multi-million peso supercars, if not even better.
The Ioniq 6 uses the same E-GMP platform as the Ioniq 5. This gives it a large footprint with a length of 4.9-meters and a luxurious, nearly 3.0-meter long wheelbase for executive sedan-like legroom.
Inside, the driver and passengers will enjoy the dual 12-inch screens that display vital trip information, entertainment options, battery range, and other details. It will also have customizable ambient lighting, and pampering seats. Another intriguing feature is the Electric Active Sound Design
(e-ASD), which provides a choice of audio that runs in sync with the vehicle’s operation in case the driver misses the sound of an engine. The Ioniq 6 also features Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology, which will no doubt be demonstrated at the show, allowing it to work like a giant battery pack and power small appliances directly.
Powering the Ioniq 6 is a choice of either a 53-kWh or 77.4-kWh battery which can provide a range of 350-km to as much as 610-km on a
full charge. It has a WLTP-rated energy consumption of 13.9 kWh/100 km. It will be compatible with the same charging ports (CCS Type 2) as its stablemate. This means it can charge at the EV charging stations in SM, Ayala, Robinsons, and Megaworld malls. It can recharge up to 80-percent in about 20 minutes when connected to a DC fast charger like that in Shell Recharge SLEX or SM Baguio. The vehicle also comes with an EV Performance Tune-up feature to ensure drivers get the most out of their battery.
Finally, drivers can expect the latest suite of driver assistance systems like automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection and warning, and cameras. It also has advanced connectivity with over-the-air (OTA) software updates for worry-free operation.
In the short time that it has been on sale abroad, the Ioniq 6 has already won prestigious awards like ‘Saloon of the Year’ at the 2023 GQ
Car Awards and ‘New Car of the Year’ hosted by Le Guide de l’auto. Plus, it achieved a five-star safety rating and ‘Best in Class’ selection in the ‘Large Family Car’ category from Euro NCAP.
The Ioniq 6 and several of Hyundai’s other new models will be on display at their booth in MIAS. Hyundai’s Ioniq brand is part of its efforts
to accelerate electrification and become the world’s leading EV maker.