When Hyundai presented the stylish Prophecy EV concept back in March 2020, no one realistically expected the production version to come would be quite so sleek and daring. Today the automaker presented that version, or at least a model that’s quite close to production, and we can say that the Ioniq 6 EV retains enough of the lines and contours of that earlier concept to make it an eye-turner.
The Ioniq 6, an Electrified Streamliner in Hyundai’s parlance, is the second model to come from the Korean automaker’s all-electric sub-brand, after the much-lauded Ioniq 5 crossover of course. And true to Hyundai’s current philosophy of differentiating each model in the lineup from the others, the two models look nothing alike. That said, the new Ioniq 6 is also built on the company’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that allows for a stretched wheelbase and flat floor for tons of interior space.
That is the drag coefficient of the new Ioniq 6, and it’s the result, in part, of its silhouette. Range should be a main beneficiary of that rating, although details on that will have to wait for the in-the-flesh global premiere of the model, set for July in South Korea.
The exterior side mirrors are very slimmed down, which may or may not carry through to the final production version of the model. But here anyways we can see a camera image on a screen just inside the door.