Hyundai Motor UK announces pricing and spec of its new IONIQ 6 First Edition electric vehicle (EV)

Hyundai Motor UK have announced the pricing and specification of the IONIQ 6 First Edition. This electric vehicle (EV) is the first model in the eagerly anticipated IONIQ 6 range and the second model of the IONIQ all-electric-vehicle line-up following the hugely successful IONIQ 5 crossover. The price for this launch model will start at £54,995.

Built on Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), IONIQ 6 is equipped with an array of advanced technologies and a customer-centric, spacious interior. In addition, it provides the First Edition with an extended range of up to 320 miles (502km) on a single charge.

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Hyundai’s ‘Electrified Streamliner’ range is aided by an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21 which is assisted by its low-sitting front surface, active air flaps at the front and wheel gap reducers. 

IONIQ 6’s cocoon-shaped interior serves as both a comfortable hideaway and personal space. It offers optimised legroom, practical features and sustainable materials to facilitate a mindful, eco-friendly mobility experience and lifestyle.

On the outside, it features 20-inch wheels with a smart-looking matte black finish. Glossy black mouldings on the front, rear and side as well as glossy black Mirror Caps emphasise IONIQ 6 First Edition’s sleek look.

Inside, customers can enjoy a selection of design flourishes unique to IONIQ 6 First Edition, including a black interior with a black headliner. In addition, exclusive leather combination seats feature grey tartan fabric inspired by Hyundai’s Prophecy EV concept. 

Customers can also select from four exterior body colours: Biophilic Blue Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Nocturne Grey Metallic and Gravity Gold Matte. The IONIQ 6 is also the first Hyundai model to introduce the new design of the ‘H’ emblem, finished in black aluminium on the First Edition.

The IONIQ 6 will also be available in two other trim levels: Premium and Ultimate, with pricing and specification being announced soon.

IONIQ 6 is the second Hyundai model to be built on the group’s E-GMP platform, with the First Edition using a 77.4 kWh battery with all-wheel-drive powertrain to provide 325PS of power and 605 Nm of torque. 

The E-GMP platform’s 800v charging system with 350kW ultra-fast charger compatibility also includes a battery heating system, assuring optimised charge times in all conditions. 

On top of this, customers will be able to enjoy a free one-year subscription to IONITY Premium package. This is through Hyundai’s pan-European integrated public charging service Charge myHyundai. Charge myHyundai offers access to over 400,000 charging points across Europe, including AC and DC connectors.

IONIQ 6 continues Hyundai’s vision for sustainability with its interior trimmed in sustainable materials and colours. Eco-process leather and recycled PET fabric are used in the seats, bio-TPO skin for dashboard finishes, bio-PET fabric is used in the headliner and the floor mats are made from ECONYL®. Plus, a regenerated nylon yarn that can be used to make sustainable products.

Ashley Andrew, Hyundai Motor UK managing director, said: “IONIQ 6 has already received an overwhelmingly positive response from customers and media alike with its combination of streamliner styling and long-distance EV performance. 

“The IONIQ 6 First Edition presents customers with not only a unique specification but also an opportunity to secure one of the very first vehicles to reach the UK.”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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