Hyundai has presented the design sketch of the future Ioniq 6, an electric crossover with a range of over 480 kilometers, which will be available in versions with two engines or just one.
In March 2020, Hyundai expressed its intention to develop a direct competitor to the Tesla Model 3 with the presentation of the Prophecy prototype. The electric saloon looked like a four-door Porsche 911 electric, but later spy photos indicated some changes.
The latest teaser image of the production car indicates that the South Korean brand decided to go back in time by showing the zero-emissions vehicle in a sketch too good to be true.
Hyundai Prophecy Concept 2020
The so-called “electrified aerodynamic vehicle” will appear in a few more preview images in the coming days, with the entire interior and exterior to be revealed by the end of July. The technical specifications, however, are expected to be announced in July, probably at the Busan Motor Show.
Meanwhile, the BMW i4 will use the same E-GMP platform as the Ioniq 5 crossover and the larger, three-row SUV Ioniq 7 due in 2023.
If the rumors are true, the car’s development had some problems and the engineers had to make some substantial changes. The production version of the Ioniq 6 will be two centimeters longer than originally planned and the bumpers had to be completely redesigned.
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In addition, the 77.4 KWh battery pack will also be slightly larger and a slimmer infotainment system than the Ioniq 5.
At launch, the top-of-the-range version will have two electric motors offering a combined power of over 300 hp. Hyundai is working on a sporty version of the Ioniq 5 crossover, but it’s too early to know if the Ioniq 6 will have an N variant.
At the other end of the range will be a version with an electric motor, rear-wheel drive and less than 200 hp. The aerodynamic bodywork will allow for better efficiency and more autonomy, which should be greater than 480 kilometers.