Picture: Hyundai IONIQ 6

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed the design of the highly anticipated IONIQ 6, the second all-electric model in the lineup brand. The IONIQ6 is being described by Hyundai as an Electrified Streamliner as it is aerodynamically sculpted and makes innovative use of sustainable materials to reflect “EV customer values”

The IONIQ6 is supposedly characterised by clean, simple lines and a pure aerodynamic form that Hyundai designers describe as Emotional Efficiency. The new cars feature electrified streamliner typology and mindful cocoon-like interiors, are meant to embody a silhouette for the new era of electric mobility. The overarching theme is said to be Ethical Uniqueness which aims to reflect Hyundai’s “customer-centric commitment to energy efficiency and environmental responsibility”. 

“IONIQ 6 connects an emotional convergence of functionality with aesthetics,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Center.  

“The distinctive streamlined design is the result of close cooperation between engineers and designers, with obsessive attention to detail and customer-centric values at the core. We have created the IONIQ 6 as a mindful cocoon that offers personalised place for all.” 

The IONIQ 6 has sleek functional aesthetics and also has a wide range of functional needs. The car has an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21, assisted by its low nose, active air flaps at the front, wheel gap reducers, and optional slim digital side mirrors.  

Even underneath the car, Hyundai have thought to add optimised deflectors and have reduced the wheel-arch gap.  

IONIQ 6 also integrates over 700 Parametric Pixels in various places such as headlamps, rear combination lamps, front lower sensors, air vent garnishes and center console indicator, to reinforce the IONIQ brand’s identity.  

In line with IONIQ 6’s Ethical Uniqueness theme, the car is said to be inspired by today’s “eco-conscious consumers” and therefore, the designers have applied sustainable materials to the exterior, including recycled pigment paint from end-of-life tires to the cladding and bamboo charcoal pigment paint to the body. 

IONIQ 6’s interior is also trimmed in sustainable materials and colours. Depending on the trim level, these include eco-process leather (seats), recycled PET fabric (seats), bio TPO skin (dashboard), bio PET fabric (headliner), bio paint derived from vegetable oils (doors), and recycled fishing net carpet — the latter is a first for the IONIQ brand. 

The IONIQ 6 world premiere will take place in July, when Hyundai will reveal the full specifications, including the electrified streamliner’s features and advanced technologies.