Hyundai Ioniq 6 makes US debut

Hyundai Ioniq 6 courtesy of Hyundai

If you have been waiting for the confirmation, the Ioniq 6 is heading to the US. Hyundai announced this at the LA Auto Show, and you will be able to purchase the EV next year.

The Ioniq 6 offers up to 340 miles (547km) per charge, although it is yet to be certified by the EPA.

The electric car largely remains unchanged from what the automaker revealed for Europe. It retains the same superb drag coefficient of 0.22. However, US drivers will have orange side reflectors.

Keen observers have also pointed out that the LED indicators inside the headlights seem to be always active when the car is operational.

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The US-version Ioniq 6 will be offered in seven colors; Gold Matte, Onyx Black Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Curated Silver Metallic, Transmission Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, and Digital Green Pearl. Interior color options are black, gray, and dark green/gray.

The base version is rear-wheel drive with a single electric motor. It outputs 225 hp, but the dual-motor version ups it to 258 hp.

Jose Munoz, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America said, “Ioniq 6 is well-positioned to compete in the EV segment for the millions of shoppers who are interested in transitioning to zero emissions transportation. Ioniq 6 fits the image, efficiency, and sportiness that many owners desire. IONIQ 6 and its interior space, battery options, charging speed, and all-wheel drive capability will exceed customer expectations.”

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The Ioniq 6 is turning out to be popular. The First Edition sold out within 24 hours in Europe.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 First Edition sells out in under 24 hours in Europe