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2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6

The 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 looks pretty good.

Three models of the new Hyundai IONIQ 6 are available for those looking to buy a stylish and comfortable EV.  This vehicle is classed as an all-electric sedan that boasts decent range on a full charge, as well as five-star safety in crash testing and easy to use infotainment technology. 

At the front of the car’s exterior, the brand new Hyundai IONIQ 6 looks sleek and purposeful with its tidy headlight design and low-slung bumper.  Around the side of the vehicle, you capture a good look at its swooping roofline that drops away quickly over the rear, and the car’s convex high shoulder line that adds a nice visual impression.  These features are two of the three exterior features that help set it apart from other similarly smooth EV designs.  The other is found as you walk around the rear of the Hyundai IONIQ 6.  The first thing that comes to mind as the rear-end comes into view is, “I like it!”  The second is, “That back end looks a bit like a Porsche 911 – and I like that, too!” 

2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 interior
Inside the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6

So, yes, the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 is a good-looking EV sedan.  When it comes to practicality, it also offers comfortable seating front and rear; however, the low roofline at the rear does impact the head space for taller folk, particularly when entering through the rear door ingress.  Boot space is 401 litres behind the rear seats.  These seats can be folded down (60:40 split) for more luggage space.  And, of course, the boot lid is electric.  A small frunk is available for storing paraphernalia – great for the charging cables.  There are plenty of spaces for storing stuff, and there are decent door bins that will take bottles and other guff.  USB charging ports are available in the front and rear of the cabin space, while the wireless charging pad is found under the centre dash and arm rest.  Seamless smartphone connection is part of the user-friendly infotainment system experience that the new 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 provides.  You can also tow up to 1500 kg. 

The new Ioniq 6 Sedan has been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating by Euro NCAP crash testers.  The results showed that it scored 66% for tests catered toward vulnerable road users.  Then the Hyundai EV sedan scored 87% and above on the other three categories, which included 97% for adult occupants.  With plenty of safety equipment fitted as standard on any of the models, including the Base model, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Sedan gets front, thorax and pelvis airbags; blind spot collision avoidance; lane keeping and following assistance; forward collision avoidance; parking collision avoidance; and even rear cross-traffic avoidance.  Although the thought of having all these safety features is comforting, in reality, it can be a bit intrusive and frustrating to use, so the temptation to turn some of the features off is rather compelling.

The Hyundai IONIQ 6’s interior styling is nice – at least I think so.  You get a bit of blank space around the two infotainment screens, though the design is clean, making it very simple to use.  The climate controls are separate from the main screen, making them much easier to use while you’re driving. The rest of the infotainment graphics and digital driver’s display are clear, and the menus are easy to navigate.  With the digital driver’s display, you really are given all the information you’ll need.  Hyundai provides wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and you can use the wireless charging pad or plug into the USB port for connection to these features. 

You have a choice of grey or black colouring for the interior, with the lighter option somehow making the cabin feel much more expansive and spacious.  Overall, the IONIQ 6 does feel quite lounge-like, with the seats being equitably comfortable.

The 2024 Hyundai IONOQ 6 Sedan is mechanically similar to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 SUV, but it’s much more streamlined, which makes it more efficient.  Three models are available, where the base model boasts 111 kW of power fed to the RWD set-up, offering a little over 400 km of range and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of around 9 seconds.  The Dynamiq and Epiq versions can be had with the uprated battery pack that boasts 168 kW to the RWD system, a claimed 614km range (but WLTP “real world figures” suggest more like 545 km), and a 7.4 second 0-100 km/h sprint.  The top of the range 235 kW AWD Epiq is a quick car that will scamper through to 100 km/h from a standstill in a little over 5 seconds.  It also offers a WLTP range of around 520 km.  The car’s top speed is limited to 185 km/h, which is the same as the other IONIQ 6 variants.

To extrapolate a little further on the battery packs, you get a 77 kWh battery pack that’s paired to either a single- or dual-motor setup.  The single motor offers RWD, while the dual motor is AWD and thus has a big jump in overall power (235 kW).   

On a daily basis, the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 Sedan is very simple to drive.  And, when you’re about town (which is likely to be most of the time for most of us), you can take advantage of the multiple brake regeneration options, ranging from full one-pedal driving to coasting with no braking resistance.  While the suspension isn’t the softest out there, it is more than comfortable enough for riding over most bumps.  The bigger bumps are a bit more noticeable.  Visibility is good all round the vehicle, and, of course, you have all of the camera surveillance to give you 360-degree vision and monitoring.  Even the standard IONIQ 6 offers good acceleration that will get you up to the open road limit quickly.  All IONIQ 6 sedans are comfortable to travel in at higher speeds, but there is some road and wind noise – a common issue with EVs because they are so quiet otherwise. 

As with any EV, journeys beyond the urban boundary have to be well planned out, as the cost of reduced efficiency at higher road speeds can have the car falling short of the claimed range expectancy.  Anything from being fully loaded up with occupants and gear, to strong winds, to colder weather requiring more use of the car’s interior heating systems, to towing will all affect the EV’s driving range.

All in all, the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 is a great car.  I love the sedan’s looks, and it offers a decent driving range.  The on-board technology is easy to use, and with every new Hyundai Ioniq 6, you get a 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty, a warranty for the battery of 8 years and 160,000 km, and also 5 years of annual vehicle health check-ups. 

2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6
The 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 has a classy rear end.

The current 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 Sedan models include the:

  • IONIQ 6 Sedan RWD
  • IONIQ 6 Dynamiq Sedan RWD
  • IONIQ 6 Epiq Sedan RWD
  • IONIQ 6 Epiq Sedan AWD (235 kW)

For any more information on the new 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 6 Sedan or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Hyundai dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!