First Drive: 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6

2022-10-05 8:36:00 PM

How does one distinguish an EV? 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 — via @drivingdotca #FirstDrives #ElectricVehicles

How does one distinguish an EV? 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 — via drivingdotca FirstDrives ElectricVehicles

How do you set your EV apart from the others? With its latest electric, Hyundai shows off its absolute mastery of the details

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Article content Infotainment is handled by two large 12-inch screens.One is in front of the driver, and the other is a touchscreen above the center console.One is in front of the driver, and the other is a touchscreen above the center console.The system is capable of using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but there is no wireless CarPlay, an oversight for a car with wireless charging.0L Honda S2000, renowned as being a benchmark in this metric.The Ioniq 6 uses the same E-GMP architecture as the Ioniq 5 , but with the notable difference of a longer wheelbase on the 6.The Ioniq 6 uses the same E-GMP architecture as the Ioniq 5 , but with the notable difference of a longer wheelbase on the 6.In Canada, the Ioniq 6 will be available with a standard 53-kWh battery in RWD form; or with an extended-range 77.That peak power comes in at a screaming (and I mean screaming ) 8,400 rpm, which is coincidentally 100 rpm higher than the power peak of the vaunted Honda motor.

4-kWh battery in RWD or AWD.4-kWh battery in RWD or AWD.Peak torque arrives at 6,300 rpm, which is about when the standard C8 engine makes peak horsepower.The standard-battery RWD is good for 429 km of range, and the longest range possible is the extended-range-battery RWD model with 18-inch wheels, which can go 614 km on a charge.Spec’ing the stylish but less efficient 20-inch wheels will drop that figure 11 per cent, to 545 km.Spec’ing the stylish but less efficient 20-inch wheels will drop that figure 11 per cent, to 545 km.The most expensive variant, the extended-range AWD, can go 583 km on the 18s; or 519 on the 20s.It has dry-sump oiling, a forged flat-plane crank, forged pistons, forged titanium rods, and 12.Advertisement 8 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Advertisement 8 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.5:1 compression.

Article content The test car that we drove was a fully-loaded model with the extended-range battery, AWD, and 20-inch wheels.On the road, the first thing that strikes you about how it drives is how smooth it is.On the road, the first thing that strikes you about how it drives is how smooth it is.The revs will absolutely whip to the far end of the tachometer whenever your right foot desires.All EVs offer quiet driving and shift-free acceleration, but the Ioniq’s ride is resolved in a way that few EVs are.There’s noticeably less focus on sporty handling than ride comfort, and it shows.There’s noticeably less focus on sporty handling than ride comfort, and it shows.The serene ride, quiet cabin, calming mood lighting, and mindful interior design make this a car you can drive without fatigue.Advertisement 5 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Advertisement 5 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.

Set your seat just so, send your favourite tunes through your phone to the car’s speakers, and just cruise.Set your seat just so, send your favourite tunes through your phone to the car’s speakers, and just cruise.That’s not to say the Ioniq 6 can’t hustle when it wants to.2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Photo by Clayton Seams The range-topping big-battery AWD packs 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque, and can zoom to 100 km/h from zero in just 5.2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Photo by Clayton Seams The range-topping big-battery AWD packs 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque, and can zoom to 100 km/h from zero in just 5.Engineers say the Z06 can run in 38C-degree-plus weather on the race track with the air conditioning running without issue.1 seconds.The Ioniq 6 also lets drivers choose steering effort, pedal feel, motor power, and driveline mode (you can toggle RWD or AWD) to suit their desired driving style.The Ioniq 6 also lets drivers choose steering effort, pedal feel, motor power, and driveline mode (you can toggle RWD or AWD) to suit their desired driving style.The suspension uses stiffer springs than the standard C8, which allowed engineers to actually use a smaller, more supple anti-roll bar to preserve ride comfort.

Like many other EVs, there is optional synthetic sound that plays through the speakers.Chevrolet’s magical magneto-rheological dampers are standard on Z06 and allow the driver to choose stiff track settings or surprisingly comfortable street settings.You can turn it on or off at will, and it sounds like the futuristic spaceship noises most have come to associate with EVs.You can turn it on or off at will, and it sounds like the futuristic spaceship noises most have come to associate with EVs.I was not so enamoured with it, and preferred to drive it with the sound effects off.Advertisement 9 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Advertisement 9 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content The brakes are the largest ever fitted to a Corvette, and carbon rotors are optional.Article content Hyundai is a very large corporation but the Ioniq comes off feeling anything but corporate.The Z06 is covered in functional aero that results in six per cent more downforce and 8 per cent less drag than the previous C7-generation ZR-1.

It feels like the product of a young, nimble, and devoted team, because it is.It feels like the product of a young, nimble, and devoted team, because it is.Anyone can build an EV, and Hyundai could have played it safe with a compliance car.You can feel that aero at work when you head to the track.But it chose to go above and beyond, taking risks with the styling and gambling on expensive changes like the longer wheelbase.But it chose to go above and beyond, taking risks with the styling and gambling on expensive changes like the longer wheelbase.The detail-oriented nature of Korean design is present everywhere in a hundred little ways.For example, the gas pedal has a plus sign on it, and the brake pedal has a minus sign—a cheeky throwback to the pixelated days of Super Nintendo controllers.For example, the gas pedal has a plus sign on it, and the brake pedal has a minus sign—a cheeky throwback to the pixelated days of Super Nintendo controllers.Recommended from Editorial First Drive: 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Though the magneto suspension is very smooth, other aspects of comfort are not so dazzling.Recommended from Editorial First Drive: 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Though the magneto suspension is very smooth, other aspects of comfort are not so dazzling.

The Ioniq 6 was not built to be a road-burner, and it was not built to bolster the ego and profits of one billionaire.It’s a car designed top to bottom with the user in mind, a refreshingly calm take on an EV.It’s a car designed top to bottom with the user in mind, a refreshingly calm take on an EV.Equally unruffled while slogging through Seoul’s gridlocked traffic or gliding along sinuous mountain roads, the Ioniq 6 is a car you’ll want to drive and keep driving—a car that feels like home.Advertisement 7 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Canadian pricing has yet to be announced, but we can expect it will be near the Ioniq 5’s, which lists for $47,500 before incentives.Canadian pricing has yet to be announced, but we can expect it will be near the Ioniq 5’s, which lists for $47,500 before incentives.The Ioniq 6 will arrive in Canadian showrooms for spring of 2023, and Hyundai says full pricing info will be announced closer to that time.The shake at idle is no more than a mildly cammed V8 and hardly intrusive or obnoxious.

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