Hyundai’s second all-electric Ioniq model, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 has just scored a perfect 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP Crash test. The result of the Ioniq 6’s crash test was released together with the result of 14 other cars including the Toyota bZ4x and the Smart #1.
The Euro NCAP crash test is segmented into four sections. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 scored 97% in “Adult Occupant Protection”, 87% in “Child Occupant Protection”, 66% in “Vulnerable Road Users Protection”, and 90% in “Safety Assist”. Cumulatively this resulted in a 5-star rating for the Hyundai Ioniq 6. It is also the highest-scoring car to be built on Hyundai Group’s E-GMP architecture (Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6).
Equipped on the Hyundai Ioniq 6 are seven airbags as standard. It is also fitted with the “next level” of Hyundai SmartSense Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that includes Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2). HDA 2 helps the car to maintain a set speed and distance from the vehicle ahead whilst keeping the car in the centre of the lane even through a corner.
Interestingly, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is also able to reflect the “learned” driving style of the driver/owner thanks to its Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC). It also uses the navigation system’s road information to optimise automated driving and perform speed adjustments. Other enhanced functions include Junction Turning, Junction Crossing, Lane-Changing Oncoming and Lane-Changing Side along with Evasive Steering Assist.
To ensure the driver’s focus, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 comes with several driver attention-related functions such as Driver Attention Warning (DAW). DAW analyses the driver’s attention and provides a warning when necessary. It also alerts the driver when the front vehicle departs.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 has been launched in Europe (Germany) and all 2,500 units were sold out in under 24 hours. Less than 24 hours from the time of writing, it will make its official debut in the US. In Malaysia, the first Ioniq model, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 was launched in March 2022. It is the second electric vehicle (EV) by Hyundai to be sold in the country after the Hyundai Kona electric.
With a swooping 911-esque styling, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 boasts a low 0.21 drag coefficient. In its most powerful version, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 makes 320 hp (metric) and 650 Nm via a dual-motor setup. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. Storing power in the Ioniq 6 is a 72.6-kWh battery that provides 610 km of range (WLTP).