The most recent electrical car from Hyundai Motor is a sedan with a novel bubbly design.
The South Korean automaker unveiled the Ioniq 6 Wednesday evening as an “electrified streamliner,” a nod to its aerodynamic design that Individuals might know finest by means of the design of an Airstream trailer. It is a main shift in styling from the well-received Ioniq 5 EV, which went on sale earlier this 12 months.
Hyundai is at present promoting the second-most EVs within the U.S. behind Tesla.
“Every Ioniq car can have completely different design character … all of us need our designers to all the time join with clients on the emotional degree,” mentioned SangYup Lee, government vp and head of Hyundai design, throughout a digital media occasion.
Hyundai is predicted to start manufacturing of the automotive at a manufacturing unit in South Korea throughout the third quarter. It’s scheduled to go on sale within the U.S. throughout the first quarter of subsequent 12 months.
Pricing of the car was not introduced.
Hyundai expects the automotive to realize 610 kilometers (380 miles) of vary on a single cost, based mostly on world requirements. Nonetheless, these testing requirements differ from these within the U.S., that means the U.S. vary will seemingly be completely different.
The inside of the car options two 12-inch screens for driver data and leisure.
The Ioniq 6 would be the third all-electric car within the U.S. underneath the Hyundai model, following the Kona and Ioniq 5 crossovers. The South Korean automaker additionally owns Kia, however the manufacturers function independently within the U.S.
Trade analysis agency LMC Automotive expects Hyundai, together with Kia and its luxurious Genesis model, to promote the second-most EVs within the U.S. this 12 months, behind solely Tesla, which delivered greater than 936,000 EVs globally final 12 months (the corporate doesn’t break its deliveries down by area).
By the primary six months of the 12 months, Automotive Information reports, Hyundai, Kia and Genesis manufacturers offered a mixed 34,518 EVs within the U.S. — behind Tesla’s gross sales, in keeping with the report, however forward of the 22,979 EV gross sales from Ford Motor.