Earlier this year Hyundai Sime Darby Motors laid out a plan to launch a total of five cars for the year 2023. Thus far, the company launched two cars – the 2023 Hyundai Palisade facelift and the 2023 Hyundai Creta earlier this year. And now, the third car is here, and it’s certainly an interesting one, to say the least. Introducing the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, the third EV from Hyundai to be launched in Malaysia. Offered in two variants, just like the Ioniq 5, on-the-road and without insurance prices for the Hyundai Ioniq 6 start from RM289,888 and top out at RM319,888.
- Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max RWD – RM289,888
- Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max AWD – RM319,888
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Hyundai describes the Ioniq 6 as the “Electrified Streamliner”, and by looking at its exterior design, it’s not hard to see why. The Ioniq 6 features a slippery shape, giving it a funky look as a whole, and a sports car-like look at the back.
In fact, Ioniq 6’s exterior design somewhat reminds us of the Porsche Panamera. Aside from looks, the aerodynamic exterior design also gives the Ioniq 6 a drag coefficient of just 0.21 Cd, which translates to 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.
Exterior-wise, features that come standard with the Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max RWD include:
- Parametric Pixel LED projection headlamps with Intelligent Front-Lighting System
- LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- Parametric Pixel LED rear combination lights
- High-Mounted Stop Lamp (HMSL)
- Rear spoiler
- Smart powered tailgate
- Digital side-view cameras
- Flush door handles
- 18-inch ‘Aero’ alloy wheels
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max AWD adds on:
- 20-inch ‘Performance’ alloy wheels
The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is underpinned by the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which also underpins the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. Dimensions-wise, it measures 4,855 mm long, 1,880 mm wide, 1,495 mm tall, and is underpinned by a 2,950 mm long wheelbase.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 Max RWD is powered by a rear electric motor, which feeds 225 hp and 350 Nm to the rear wheels. This results in a century sprint time of 7.4 seconds, and a top speed of 185 km/h.
The top-spec Ioniq 6 Max AWD, on the other hand, features a dual motor setup that powers all four wheels, resulting in a total of 320 hp and 605 Nm fed to all four wheels, and a century sprint time of 5.1 seconds, and a top speed of 185 km/h. Suspension-wise, the “Streamliner” EV is fitted with a set of Macpherson Struts at the front and Multi-Link at the back.
The “Streamliner” EV also comes with a range of up to 614 km (WLTP) with the Max RWD variant, and 519 km (WLTP) with the Max AWD variant, both thanks to a 77.4 kWh battery. This makes the Ioniq 6 Max RWD’s range much longer than the Tesla Model Y Long Range’s maximum range of 533 km (WLTP).
The E-GMP platform’s 800V electrical architecture allows the Ioniq 6 to support up to 350 kW of DC fast charging, which will take 18 minutes to go from 10% to 80% of charge. The Ioniq 6 also supports 50 kW of DC charging, which will take 73 minutes for the car to be juiced up from 10% to 80% of charge.
If a fast charger isn’t available, an 11 kW AC charger can charge the Ioniq 6 from flat to full in 7.1 hours. The platform also enables the car with the Vehicle-toLoad (V2L) feature, enabling the Hyundai Ioniq 6 to power other electrical appliances through an adapter. Uniquely, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 also comes with an Electric-Active Sound Design (e-ASD) system, which emits an “optimum, spaceship-like sound” in the cabin that changes according to the car’s driving status.
Inside, the Hyundai Ioniq 6, just like the Ioniq 5, features a modern yet minimalistic interior, giving it a clean yet comfy look. All variants of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 get the twin 12-inch panoramic display, as well as features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
Features that come with the Hyundai Ioniq 6 include:
- Leather seats
- Powered driver and front passenger seats (with lumbar support & Premium Relaxation Seat function)
- Twin 12-inch driver and infotainment display
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
- Head up display
- Automatic dual-zone air conditioning
- Bose 8-speaker sound system
- 64-colour ambient lighting system
- e-ASD system
- Electronic Chromic mirror
- 1 USB-A & 4 USB-C ports
In the safety department, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 in Malaysia is equipped as standard with the brand’s SmartSense suite of advanced driver assistance systems, among other standard safety features. The “Streamliner” has also scored a perfect 5-tar rating in the Euro NCAP Crash test.
The full list of the Malaysian spec Hyundai Ioniq 6’s safety features are listed below:
- 7 airbags
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
- Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
- Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop&Go function
- Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
- Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
- Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
To recap, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has just been launched in Malaysia. Offered in a total of two variants, prices for the “Electrified Streamliner” starts from RM289,888, all the way to RM319,888 (OTR without insurance). Included with the price tag is a standard 2-year/50,000 km warranty, as well as an 8-year/160,000 km EV battery warranty.
Customers can also choose to upgrade to a 5-year/100,000 km together with three years/50,000 km of free service for an additional RM10,000. The first 30 owners will also receive a free one-year Shell Recharge Gold membership upon vehicle delivery.