Hyundai Motor Company has revealed the design of the highly anticipated electrified IONIQ 6 streamliner.
Upon the design reveal, the Korean auto giant released a 3D digital film, which can be viewed at K-POP Square in Seoul, Piccadilly Circus in London, and the Big Kahuna in New York Times Square.
Inspired by Hyundai’s Prophecy EV concept, the single-curved streamliner is characterised by clean, simple lines and a pure aerodynamic form, the company said. The company will reveal full specifications as part of the vehicle’s world premiere, scheduled in July.
“IONIQ 6 connects an emotional convergence of functionality with aesthetics,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Centre. “We have created the IONIQ 6 as a mindful cocoon that offers a personalised place for all.”
Describing the design, the company said it tried to maximise and optimise the interior space, stretching it at the front and rear, resulting in a unique streamliner silhouette and spacious interior.
The vehicle has an ultra-low drag coefficient of 0.21, assisted by its low nose, active air flaps at the front, wheel gap reducers, and optional slim digital side mirrors. Its elliptical wing-inspired spoiler with winglet, slight boat-tail structure, and separation traps on both sides of the rear bumper further complement its aerodynamics.
The car’s underbelly is covered by optimised deflectors and has a reduced wheel-arch gap. It integrates over 700 parametric pixels in various places, such as headlamps, rear combination lamps, front lower sensors, air vent garnishes and centre console indicator. The newly designed Hyundai ‘H’ badge is applied on the front and rear of the vehicle.
The control unit is centrally located to reduce distraction and ensure safe, intuitive driving. The modular touchscreen dashboard integrates a 12-inch full-touch infotainment display and 12-inch digital cluster. Dual colour ambient lighting illuminates the whole interior. The 4-dot Interactive Pixel Lights on the steering wheel enable easy communication between the driver and vehicle, the company said.
The designers applied sustainable materials to the exterior, including recycled pigment paint from end-of-life tires to the cladding and bamboo charcoal pigment paint to the body, the company said.
Sharing further details, the company said IONIQ 6’s interior is trimmed in sustainable materials and colours. Depending on the trim level, these materials 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.
Concept sketches on the IONIQ 6 were recently teased prior to the reveal.
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