The initial photos of the Ioniq 6 were a bit of a disappointment with Hyundai taking a safe approach and making the car not nearly as eccentric as the concept. The public weren’t holding back with voicing opinions.
And if we were to go by the latest spy shots from Germany, it appears Hyundai listened. The rear is definitely different on this fully disguised Ioniq 6, we can just see the rear lights through the covers and they do look similar to the ones on the concept car. The shape remains the same – higher and narrower than the concept and without frameless windows – the general form is carried over from the Prophecy, though. The front lights look like they have been changed as well, bringing them more inline with the concept – good news all around!
After the success of Ioniq 5, Hyundai hopefully realized that the public wants the EVs to stand out, we want some more flair, rather than seeing ICE cars redone. Electric vehicles are much easier to accommodate futuristic designs since the motors and batteries don’t take as much volume in the car as the ICE components do and they don’t mandate huge front grilles for cooling.
When can we expect the Ioniq 6? Soon, within the next few months according to SangYup Lee, the design boss at Hyundai. 2022 is shaping up as a year to remember with a flurry of new EV models and completely new EV companies joining the race to electrify the future.
- XPeng Finally released pricing for the upcoming P5
- Tesla is considering 800V for it’s upcoming Cybertruck and Semi
- Ford is working on a new “Electric Tourneo Van”
- Audi equipment and prices updates (2023 model year lineup)
- EV Development: Volvo created an investment fund called “Volvo Cars Tech Fund”