can do more than a Mercedes electric car

Which has the same platform as the previously debuted Ioniq 5, which you can get a review of on the Motorai TV channel here.

However, unlike the latter model with a fashionable crossover body, the Ioniq 6 is a four-door coupe, somewhat reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz electric car flagship EQS. Despite the disadvantages of this body type (small trunk opening (it’s true, EQS has an advantage here, because its trunk opens together with the rear glass), low ground clearance, not as comfortable seating as in a higher car), it has one undoubted advantage over the common platform – lower aerodynamic resistance.

What is smaller – one of the smallest among serial cars, which is only 0.21. And the smallest in the world is the aforementioned Mercedes-Benz EQS (you can find its review here) is only 0.20. And, of course, low aerodynamic drag equals low energy consumption – the manufacturer claims that in the most efficient mode, the Ioniq 6 will consume just 14.3 kWh/100 km and have a range of more than 600 km.

Of course, this applies to the 168 kW version with one electric motor, while the tested model with two motors (239 kW) and 20-inch wheels will go 519 km on a single charge (in my test, energy consumption was 19 kWh/100 km).

It’s also not bad, considering that the battery with a capacity of 77.4 kWh (of which 74 kWh is used) can be charged with a power of up to 239 kW – if you’re lucky enough to find such a charging station, up to 80 percent. charging will take only 18 min (the maximum charging power of the EQS is 200 kW, but its battery capacity reaches as much as 120 kWh).

And after charging the battery, it can be used not only for trips, but also as a mobile power station, supplying energy for such electrical devices as a TV or a microwave oven – the same Mercedes cannot boast of this. Well, the 3-meter wheelbase ensures a very spacious cabin, although there is less space in the front than the Ioniq 5 – all in the name of a sporty image.

It is true that the manufacturer does not offer an adjustable stiffness suspension, but I specifically tried to go over the speed limit hill faster and I must say that, unlike the Ioniq 5, body rocking is felt less, and the electric car itself drives more sportily and dynamically. True, the engineers promise that sooner or later it will also be offered progressive, variable shock absorbers as in the other co-platform “Be EV6”.

And when it comes to the interior, it has nothing to do with Mercedes-Benz, both in terms of the flagship EQS and the smaller EQE (you can find its review here here).

And, I have to say, even compared to the previously debuted Ioniq 5, subjectively it seems that the Ioniq 6 has been more economical at the expense of finishing materials. But at least it’s good to know that the interior uses organic and recycled materials, and I’d recommend choosing a light plastic interior that looks more solid than a dark one.

Of course, one of the most pressing issues is the price of an electric car. And, I must say that in the maximum “Ultimate” configuration and in the context of today’s high prices, the nearly five-meter-long electric car, which costs 59,390 (2WD, 229 HP) and 64,390 (4WD, 325 HP) respectively („Sixt Leasing“ the price of the monthly payment is from 958 euros) looks like a really attractive offer that I can confidently recommend.

See more about the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 in the video.

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