Greatest Electrical Automobile of the 12 months: Hyundai IONIQ 6 — In accordance To Automobile & Driver

Hyundai has lengthy been thought-about by EV followers and followers to be considered one of main EV builders. It has produced a few of the most effective, most tasty, and most desired electrical automobiles on the worldwide market — common within the US, Europe, and elsewhere. One draw back is that the corporate has not labored to produced and push out loads of them, however that must be altering. Everybody needs to be an EV chief now and each automaker is aware of the brightness of their future depends upon the brightness of their electrical future.

However as a lot as Hyundai’s earlier electrical autos had been cool, or at the least first rate and sensible, the Hyundai IONIQ 6 is a stunner. It doesn’t appear to be a Hyundai — it seems too cool. It appears Automobile and Driver agrees, and agrees the automotive doesn’t simply look nice, however is nice. As you may see within the headline, the IONIQ 6 received Automobile and Driver‘s “2023 EV of the 12 months” award. It beat out 13 contenders for the title.

Just like the Hyundai IONIQ 5 — which received the “2022 EV of the 12 months” award from Automobile and Driver — the IONIQ 6 raises Hyundai to a different degree.

Energy, vary, charging velocity, and pricing had been key elements that logged Hyundai the win. The 4 key areas Automobile and Driver considers when testing the automobiles embody:

  • Worth
  • Mission Achievement
  • Know-how Development
  • Enjoyable to Drive

“The IONIQ 6 lineup has obtainable energy and vary that places Tesla on discover,” stated Tony Quiroga, editor-in-chief at Automobile and Driver. “An 800-volt structure reduces DC-charging instances, however better of all, the Ioniq 6 is a automotive that we like to drive.” One thing about worth for cash was in there as properly, however not highlighted as a lot. The electrical automotive has a beginning MSRP of $41,600, so it’s not low cost (just like the Chevy Bolt) however not costly. It’s proper within the “common new automotive worth” vary, and akin to a low-end Tesla (besides that Tesla EVs qualify for the total $7,500 US EV tax credit score and Hyundai EVs don’t).

Picture courtesy of Hyundai.

Picture courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 front interior, front dash

Hyundai IONIQ 6 entrance inside, entrance sprint. Picture courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 airplane

Hyundai IONIQ 6 and an airplane. Picture courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai IONIQ lights steering wheel dash

Hyundai IONIQ 6 inside fancy lights. Picture courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 Electrify America charging station

Hyundai IONIQ 6 at an Electrify America charging station. Picture courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai IONIQ 6

Hyundai IONIQ 6. Picture courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 ad on wall NYC

Hyundai IONIQ 6 on a wall. Picture courtesy of Hyundai.

How are you going to not love that automotive, even on the aspect of a wall?

Different contenders for the 2023 EV of the 12 months award had been:

  • Audi This autumn E-tron
  • BMW i7
  • Cadillac Lyric AWD
  • GMC Hummer EV
  • Genesis Electrified GV70
  • Kia EV6 GT
  • Kia Niro EV
  • Lexus RZ450e
  • Lucid Air Pure
  • Mercedes-Benz EQE350
  • Nissan Ariya e-4orce
  • Toyota bZ4X AWD
  • VinFast VF8

Automobile and Driver employed instrumented testing, subjective analysis, and side-by-side comparability in each practicality and leisure worth,” Hyundai writes.

So far as a number of extra phrases of reward from Automobile and Driver, right here’s the temporary abstract of their outcomes: “After gathering the 12 months’s new EV choices for every week of intense back-to-back scrutiny, rigorous driving, and lengthy hours of charging, a Hyundai has come out on prime. Following final 12 months’s win by the Ioniq 5, that mannequin’s new sedan sibling, the Ioniq 6, motors away with the highest prize this 12 months. Add sturdy showings by the Genesis Electrified GV70 and the Kia EV6 GT, and an image begins to type: In relation to EVs enjoying within the broad principal swath of the market, the Hyundai-Kia-Genesis group is clearly out in entrance.”

Beauty had been a giant motive proper of the bat for the staff choosing the IONIQ 6. (Simply have a look at these photos above.) Aerodynamics and the category of automotive it’s had been further highlights. “No matter whether or not the form got here to Hyundai designers by means of a turn-of-the-millennium four-door ‘coupe,’ a Streamline Moderne–period proto-minivan, or some sort of fever dream, its aerodynamics give the Ioniq 6 a slip-through-the-air drag coefficient as little as 0.22. We additionally prefer it as a result of it’s good to see an automaker introduce a devoted EV that’s a sedan (the Polestar 2 and Tesla Mannequin 3 are two others) slightly than one other mid-size crossover.”

However there’s far more to the award than that, so go forward and skim the total Automobile and Driver story in the event you’re .


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