Hyundai Ioniq 6: Variant analysis

Hyundai Ioniq 6: Variant analysis

In a dynamic automotive landscape that’s driven by value and innovation, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 has made its grand entrance into Malaysia. This fully electric sedan epitomizes Hyundai's commitment to electrification and eco-conscious mobility solutions. As Malaysia joins the global movement towards cleaner transportation, the Ioniq 6 emerges as a beacon of change, targeting a customer base that values not just style and performance but also a greener footprint.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many variants of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 are available in Malaysia?

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 lineup in Malaysia includes the Lite RWD, Plus RWD, Max RWD, and Max AWD variants. These cater to a range of preferences and budgets.
  • How do the Hyundai Ioniq 6's engine specifications vary among the different variants?

    The engine specs vary significantly among the variants. The Lite RWD and Plus RWD feature a single-motor rear-wheel-drive configuration, while the Max RWD and Max AWD boast a more powerful dual-motor setup. These variants also differ in battery capacity, power, and range, ensuring choices for various driving needs.
  • The Segment Stealer: The Hyundai Ioniq 6 steps into the growing electric vehicle market of Malaysia, a country that’s working hard to streamline its green automotive endeavours. Positioned as a premium electric sedan, the Ioniq 6 competes against other electric premium cars in the segment, like the Kia EV6 and BMW i4. With a sharp and smooth-flowing design, advanced tech, and efficient electric powertrain, it aims to win hearts in a segment that values sustainability without compromising on sophistication.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6

    Latest Unveiling: Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has recently expanded the Ioniq 6 lineup in Malaysia with the introduction of two new variants - the Lite and Plus, alongside the existing Max RWD and Max AWD versions. This expansion not only broadens the range of choices for consumers but also caters to varying preferences and budgets.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 lineup in Malaysia includes the Ioniq 6 Lite RWD starting at RM 219,888 and goes up to the top-spec Ioniq 6 Max AWD, offered at RM 319,888. Here is a quick overview of the Hyundai Ioniq 6's price range in Malaysia:

    • Ioniq 6 Lite RWD - RM 219,888
    • Ioniq 6 Plus RWD - RM 249,888
    • Ioniq 6 Max RWD - RM 289,888
    • Ioniq 6 Max AWD - RM 319,888

    Moreover, the Lite and Plus variants, equipped with single-motor rear-wheel drive setups and a 53 kWh battery, introduce affordability to the Ioniq 6 range while retaining the essence of the flagship Max variants. These newcomers are set to revolutionize the electric vehicle landscape in Malaysia with their accessible price points, impressive range, and a host of modern features. Let us now take a look at how each of these variants compares with each other.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6

    Dimensions

    Variant

    Length (mm)

    Width (mm)

    Height (mm)

    Wheelbase (mm)

    Ioniq 6 Lite RWD

    4,855

    1,880

    1,495

    2,950

    Ioniq 6 Plus RWD

    4,855

    1,880

    1,495

    2,950

    Ioniq 6 Max RWD

    4,855

    1,880

    1,495

    2,950

    Ioniq 6 Max AWD

    4,855

    1,880

    1,495

    2,950

    Engine specifications

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 lineup in Malaysia offers customers a diverse range of choices, all sharing the same exterior dimensions but differing significantly in their engine specs, powertrains, and performance capabilities. The Ioniq 6 Lite RWD and Plus RWD variants are equipped with a single-motor rear-wheel-drive configuration facilitating rapid charging with a maximum DC rate of up to 350 kW and an 11 kW AC charging capacity.

    On the other hand, the Ioniq 6 Max RWD and Max AWD variants feature a more potent powertrain with a dual-motor setup sharing the same 800-volt architecture, enabling fast-charging capabilities similar to the Lite and Plus variants.

    Hyundai Ioniq 6

    All four variants of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 come equipped with Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality, ensuring they can serve as mobile power sources, a feature highly practical in various situations. Here’s a detailed look into the engine specs, variant-wise. 

    Engine Specs

    Ioniq 6 Lite RWD

    Ioniq 6 Plus RWD

    Ioniq 6 Max RWD

    Ioniq 6 Max AWD

    Motor Type 

    Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM

    Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM

    Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM

    Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM

    Battery Type 

    Lithium-ion Polymer

    Lithium-ion Polymer

    Lithium-ion Polymer

    Lithium-ion Polymer

    Battery Capacity 

    53kWh

    53kWh

    77.4kWh

    77.4kWh

    Max Power 

    151 PS 

    151 PS 

    228 PS 

    325 PS 

    Max Torque 

    350 Nm

    350 Nm

    350 Nm

    605 Nm

    Max Speed (km/h) 

    185

    185

    185

    185

    Drive System 

    RWD

    RWD

    RWD

    AWD

    Drive Mode

    4 (Eco, Normal, Sport & Snow)

    4 (Eco, Normal, Sport & Snow)

    4 (Eco, Normal, Sport & Snow)

    4 (Eco, Normal, Sport & Snow)

    Acceleration Sport Mode (0 - 100 kmph) 

    8.8s

    8.8s

    7.4s

    5.1s

    Range 

    429 km (WLTP)

    429 km (WLTP)

    614 km (WLTP)

    519 km (WLTP)

    Estimated Charging Time (0%-100 SOC)

    5.5 hours (AC: 11 kW)
    Fast Charging: 18 minutes (DC: 350kW) / 58 minutes (DC: 50 kW)

    5.5 hours (AC: 11 kW)

    Fast Charging: 18 minutes (DC: 350kW) / 58 minutes (DC: 50 kW)

    7.1 hours (AC: 11 kW)

    Fast Charging: 18 minutes (DC: 350kW) / 73 minutes (DC: 50 kW)

    7.1 hours (AC: 11 kW)

    Fast Charging: 18 minutes (DC: 350kW) / 73 minutes (DC: 50 kW)

    Hyundai Ioniq 6

    Features

    Variant

    Ioniq 6 Lite RWD

    Ioniq 6 Plus RWD

    Ioniq 6 Max RWD

    Ioniq 6 Max AWD

    Exterior

    Dual LED Projection Headlamps (Low & High) with Intelligent Front-Lighting System Parametric Pixel LED Rear Combination Lights

    LED Daytime Running Light HMSL & Rear Spoiler Rear Fog lamp Outside Mirror Electric Control & Folding Side Repeater lamp 

    LED Position lamp

    Alloy 18" (Aero Wheels) 225/55 R18 

    Auto Door Handle

     

    Alloy 20" (Performance Wheels) 245/40 R20

    Sunroof


    Interior

    Cloth Seats

    12.3" Integrated Cluster-AVNT Display Electronic Chromic Inside Rear View Mirror Automatic Dual Zone Air Conditioning (60:40 Rear Seat Folding System

    Front & Rear Power Windows 

    64 colours mood lights

    6-speaker Sound System 

    Bluetooth multi-connection, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay

    Steering Wheel Audio Control with Voice Recognition

    Smart Key with Push Start Button Remote Start Function Shift-by-wire (Electronic Shift System) Paddle Shifter (Regenerative Braking Control) / i-Pedal Smart Power Tailgate Wireless Phone Charging System Auto Light Control Auto Wipers Rear-View Camera TPMS (High Line) : Tire Pressure Monitoring System Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)

    1 x Connectivity (Type-A), 4 x Charging (Type-C)USB Port

    Leather Seats

    Power Adjustable (Driver & Passenger Seat) Lumbar Support (Driver & Passenger Seat)

    Bose 8-speaker Sound System

    Electric - Active Sound Design (e-ASD)

    Premium Relaxion Seat (Driver & Passenger)

    Head-up Display

     

    Safety

    7 SRS Airbags

    LKA (Lane Keeping Assist); Line/Road-Edge FCA (Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist); Car/Ped/Cyc SCC w/ S&G (Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go) MSLA (Manual Speed Limit Assist)

    BCA (Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist); Rear FCA 2 (Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 2) PCA (Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist) Reverse/Forward/Side SVM (Surround View Monitor) 

    RSPA 2 (Remote Smart Parking Assist)

     

    Hyundai Ioniq 6

    Conclusion

    The Hyundai Ioniq 6 offers a diverse range of options to cater to different types of buyers in Malaysia's evolving electric vehicle market. The Lite RWD and Plus RWD variants present an accessible entry point for budget-conscious consumers who prioritize efficiency and affordability. On the other hand, the Max RWD and Max AWD variants deliver enhanced performance, extended range, and a more premium experience for those seeking a higher level of sophistication and power. With various trims to choose from, the Ioniq 6 ensures a suitable option for every discerning electric car enthusiast.

    Also read: Locally-assembled 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift to launch soon in Malaysia

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