2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 design unveiled, with Porsche-esque rear end

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 design unveiled, with Porsche-esque rear end

Hyundai has unveiled the design of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 ahead of its world premiere due in July 2022.

Featuring a a boat-tail rear-end, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 takes on a more aerodynamic appearance as compared to the ‘boxy’ design of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai describes the Hyundai Ioniq 6 as an Electrified Streamliner that has been aerodynamically sculpted that makes use of sustainable materials.

The design of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is inspired by the Hyundai Prophecy EV concept that was showcased in 2020.

Hyundai Prophecy Concept from 2020
Hyundai Prophecy Concept from 2020

SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Center said, “IONIQ 6 connects an emotional convergence of functionality with aesthetics,”

“The distinctive streamlined design is the result of close cooperation between engineers and designers, with obsessive attention to detail and customer-centric values at the core. We have created the IONIQ 6 as a mindful cocoon that offers personalized place for all.”

Full details on the Hyundai Ioniq 6’s specification will be released during its world premiere in July 2022. In the meantime, Hyundai boasts an ultralow 0.21 drag coefficient.

The low drag coefficient is the result of a combination of factors which include:

  • its low nose
  • active air flaps at the front
  • wheel gap reducers
  • slim digital side mirrors (optional)
  • an elliptical wing-inspired spoiler with winglet
  • a slight boat-tail structure
  • separation traps on both sides of the rear bumper
  • full cover of the undercarriage
  • optimized deflectors

Further things to note on the exterior of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 are over 700 Parametric Pixels in various places, such as headlamps, rear combination lamps, front lower sensors, air vent garnishes and center console indicator, to reinforce the IONIQ brand’s identity throughout the vehicle.

The rear wing’s Parametric Pixel High-Mounted Stop Lamp (HMSL) delivers an eye-catching light execution when the brakes are applied. To further highlight IONIQ 6’s uniqueness, the newly designed Hyundai ‘H’ badge is applied on the front and rear of the vehicle.

On the inside, Hyundai’s E-GMP has enabled the designers to stretch the space, optimizing legroom and spaciousness. The E-GMP platform also allows for a completely flat floor, providing an expansive feeling for all passengers.

The modular dashboard features a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment unit and a 12-inch digital cluster.

Giving customers the freedom to create their preferred ambience in the Hyundai Ioniq 6, the interior features a dual colour ambient lighting system that features a spectrum of 64 colours and 6 dual-colour themes.

On the front doors, the buttons have been removed to provide more breathing room and more storage.

Sustainable materials in the Hyundai IOniq 6 include eco-process leather (seats), recycled PET fabric (seats), bio TPO skin (dashboard), bio PET fabric (headliner), bio paint derived from vegetable oils (doors), and recycled fishing net carpet — the latter is a first for the IONIQ brand.

Set to make its world premiere in July 2022, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the second dedicated EV by Hyundai after the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

Arif Chan
With a deep interest and relevant experiences in the automotive industry, Arif writes about everything automotive. His employment history includes being an automotive engineer, a highway engineer, an alternative-fuel researcher, and a motoring journalist.