Prophecy idea to spawn Mannequin 3 rival


Hyundai has been noticed testing a prototype for a compact electrical sedan to be referred to as the Ioniq 6.

Whereas it could appear to be a contemporary interpretation of the Dodge Neon underneath the heavy camouflage gear, the ultimate design is predicted to resemble the gorgeous Hyundai Prophecy idea unveiled final 12 months.

Among the extra uncommon options of the Prophecy idea, similar to its joystick steering, will not make it to manufacturing. However among the idea’s styling options, similar to pixel-style lights and propeller-inspired wheels for lowering air resistance, could be seen on the prototype.

The Ioniq 6 is confirmed for launch in 2022, which means we should always see it arrive as a 2023 mannequin. It should function Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP modular EV platform that debuted within the Ioniq 5 and can be shared with the associated Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60. The platform may also underpin a big crossover Hyundai will launch in 2024, probably because the Ioniq 7.

The platform helps a 0-60 mph time of lower than 3.5 seconds, high velocity of 161 mph, and vary approaching 300 miles. These figures may very well be reserved for an Ioniq 6 N efficiency range-topper, a mannequin Hyundai has teased previously. Hyundai is already engaged on an Ioniq 5 N, and there is already the Kia EV6 GT with 576 hp on faucet.

The E-GMP platform additionally options an 800-volt electrical system, which makes charging at excessive kilowatt rankings doable—we’re speaking an 80% cost in 18 minutes. One other function is bi-directional charging, which allows E-GMP automobiles to energy gadgets and houses and even cost different EVs.

Hyundai Prophecy concept

Hyundai Prophecy idea

Hyundai Prophecy concept

Hyundai Prophecy idea

Hyundai Prophecy concept

Hyundai Prophecy idea

Hyundai hasn’t confirmed the Ioniq 6 for the U.S. however there is a good likelihood we see it right here. It could even be constructed right here, as Hyundai in 2021 introduced plans to make investments $7.4 billion in its U.S. operations by way of 2025, with the majority of this to be spent on including EV manufacturing.

The Ioniq 6 will immediately rival the Tesla Mannequin 3, and to a lesser extent the extra premium BMW i4 and Polestar 2.

Keep tuned for extra particulars on the Ioniq 6 as improvement continues.

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