The features of Hyundai’s new large electric sedan, the Ioniq 6, are now known. His main competitor, the Tesla Model 3, does he have anything to worry about on paper?
When Hyundai unveiled the first official images of its new Ioniq 6 electric sedan at the end of June, we didn’t know its features yet. Yes, but that used to be, because they are known now. The Tesla Model 3, bestseller in the segment and reference to be knocked down, must it be chickweed? Answers !
Very, very long Ioniq 6
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 had already surprised us with its size, well, next to the Ioniq 6 it can (almost) pass for a compact car. Judge instead: with a length of 4.86 m, the newcomer is 20 cm longer! And yet 17 cm more than the Tesla Model 3 which is also not really a small vehicle. In fact, the Ioniq 6 is slightly closer in size to its big sister, the Model S, which is 11cm longer. However, with its very streamlined body (Cd of 0.21) and its very deep roofline, it is not certain that the interior space is as generous as in the latter. No livable space values (legroom, boot volume) have been shared, our own measurements will allow us to confirm this, but the livable dimensions of the Ioniq 6 are expected to be closer to those of the Model 3. , we know that the wheelbase is colossal (2.95 m) and closer to that of the Model S (1 cm more) than that of the Model 3 (2.88 m). Finally, the Ioniq 6 is also slightly wider than its California rival (1.88m vs. 1.85m for Model 3) and slightly taller (1.50m vs. 1.44m).
Autonomy superior to the Model 3 on paper
The Ioniq 6 offers the choice between: two battery sizes: 53 kWh or 77.4 kWh, such as the Ioniq 5 recently. If no autonomy is given as an indication for the 53 kWh model, Hyundai specifies that, fitted with 18-inch wheels, consumption according to the WLTP cycle should be below 14 kWh/100 km, a fairly low figure. As for the 77.4 kWh variant, it could do the equivalent of 610 km on a single charge in a rear-wheel drive configuration with 18-inch rims, knowing that it also exists in all-wheel drive and the rims can go up to ‘near 20″. This is slightly more than the Model 3 Grande Autonomie, given for 602 km on the WLTP cycle. At the same time, the battery can store more energy, 2.4 kWh more according to our estimates (Tesla does not share the official values). In return, the American is much, much more powerful: about 460 horsepower if the Ioniq 6 doesn’t exceed 325 horsepower. But beware, a sports version with badge N is definitely in the starting blocks and should be inspired by the RN22e concept unveiled today. Both will be charged quickly, the Tesla experience is no longer provable from this point of view, Hyundai, for its part, announces that the Ioniq 6 can support 400V and 800V charges. In short, the battle promises to be exciting between the two!
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 vs. the Tesla Model 3
|Hyundai Ioniq 6||Tesla Model 3|
|Length||Hyundai Ioniq 64.86m||Tesla Model 34.69m|
|length||Hyundai Ioniq 61.88m||Tesla Model 31.85m|
|Height||Hyundai Ioniq 61.44m||Tesla Model 31.50m|
|wheelbase||Hyundai Ioniq 62.95m||Tesla Model 32.88m|
|Battery||Hyundai Ioniq 653kWh or 77.4kWh||Tesla Model 3Estimated: 55 kWh or 75 kWh|
|power||Hyundai Ioniq 6Up to 325 hp||Tesla Model 3Up to approx. 480 hp (Performance)|