With a total of five cars planned for launch over 2023, Hyundai Sime Darby Motors will be kicking off a busy second half of the year with the Hyundai Ioniq 6, which will be making its Malaysian market introduction this Friday, 21 July, according to teasers published on the company’s social media channels.
Dubbed the “streamliner” thanks to its slippery shape, the sleek-looking EV boasts a drag coefficient of just 0.21 Cd, which translates to a real-world power consumption as low as 13.9 kWh/100 km, making it one of the most energy efficient EVs out on the market today.
Paired to a 77.4 kWh battery pack, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 promises an EV range of up to 610 km (WLTP) in a single charge on the single-motor long-range variant. The E-GMP platform’s 800V electrical architecture also enables support of up to 350 kW with DC fast charging, taking just 18 minutes to recharge from 10-80%.
The E-GMP platform also supports a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) feature that enables the Hyundai Ioniq 6 to power other electrical appliances through an adapter.
Performance wise, the all-new Hyundai Ioniq 6 is offered in both single- and dual-motor configurations, with the most powerful variant delivering up to 239 kW (320 hp) and 650 Nm of torque, translating to a century sprint time of 5.1 seconds.
The exact configurations and availability for the Malaysian market will have to wait until its official launch, but some of the globally-available equipment include the Parametric Pixel exterior lighting, twin 12-inch displays with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as the SmartSense suite of advanced driver assistance systems.