Hyundai’s second BEV Ioniq 6 was successively opened for a limited preorder in various markets today. The first batch was sold out in less than a day, and Hyundai will begin delivering this batch starting from April 2023.
After the thriving popularity of Ioniq 5, Hyundai’s second BEV Ioniq 6 with a new architecture was opened for preorder on 16th. A total of 2,500 units of First Edition was sold out in less than 24 hours from the European market.
Geermany, France, Norway, Netherlands, and the UK are among the first countries opened for the first batch of preorder, where 2,500 car owners would receive the pure black décor, 20-inch rims, exclusive carpets, and specially designed welcome lamps at the front and rear doors that are exclusive to the First Edition.
Ioniq 6, positioned as a medium-sized sedan, pays significant tributes to the contours of Audi TT and Porsche, which further lowers the energy consumption of the already powerful E-GMP architecture. According to the company’s press release, Ioniq 6 merely consumed 14kWh of power after being driven for 100km under a WLTP test.
The 77.4kWh battery unit permits a driving range of 610km (WLTP standard) when fully charged, and is fully on par with Tesla Model 3 LR in terms of hardware specifications.
▲Interior of Ioniq 6’s driving cockpit.
After the successful preorder round in Europe, Ioniq 6 will be announced next in the US, before making its way to the Asian market. Including more than 30K orders from its debut in South Korea, the delivery quantity of Ioniq 6 is looking to approach 50K in 2023.
With that being said, capacity hell referred to by Elon Musk remains a key issue, even though a lot of people have forgotten that battery is still the main factor in elevating EV capacity in the midst of supply problems such as chips and wires during 2022. Hyundai is currently the fifth largest BEV brand in the world, though it only has 1/3 of Tesla’s capacity. Traditional auto manufacturers, after resolving the issue of demand with excellent product specifications, are now prompted to provide solutions to the issue of supply.
There are no news regarding availability in Taiwan, however, it shouldn’t be too long of a wait seeing how popular Ioniq 5 and EV6 are on the market.
(Photo source: Hyundai)