Hyundai claims that it has received 37,446 pre-orders for the all-new Ioniq 6 electric car in South Korea on the very first day of pre-sales. This record has also surpassed the pre-order record for the EV6, which garnered over 21,000 orders on the first day in the South Korean market.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6, which is priced at $ 39,000 i.e. around Rs 31 lakh in Indian currency, was introduced at the Busan Motor Show in July this year. This electric car is based on the automaker’s e-GMP architecture.
This electric sedan is available in two battery variants. In this, a battery of 53.0 kWh is available in one and a battery pack of 77.4 kWh is available in the other. Hyundai claims that the car can be driven up to 610 km on a single charge. The pre-orders of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 have also surpassed the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which received 23,760 orders on the first day of February last year.
The car also gets two drivetrain options. One model comes with a single motor and rear-wheel drive setup. The second one gets dual motor and all-wheel drive configuration. The top-of-the-line model is claimed to be capable of accelerating from 0-100 kmph in 5.1 seconds.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 comes with fast charging technology, which can charge the EV up to 10-80 percent in just 18 minutes. The automaker claims that it also gets a vehicle-to-load (V2L) system that powers external devices through the charging port.
Hyundai is also planning to launch this car in the US and European markets soon, where it is also likely to get an overwhelming response. However, deliveries of the electric vehicle are expected to start in late 2023. The car competes with cars like Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2 and BMW i4 in the international market.