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The Hyundai Ioniq 6 Received Over 37,000 Preorders in 24 Hours in South Korea

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 proved more popular than the Ioniq 5 in the first 24 hours of preorders.

  • The electric sedan received 37,446 preorders on its first day on sale in its home market

  • This is more than the Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6 received on their first day

  • The Ioniq 6 should arrive in the US and Canada in early 2023

Hyundai announced it has received more than 37,000 preorders for the Ioniq 6 during the first 24 hours after the order books had been opened in South Korea.

Interestingly, this is significantly more than the Ioniq 5 or the Kia EV6 received on their respective first day of preorders in the same market.

Indeed, both electric crossovers saw less than 24,000 units each be ordered in the first 24 hours. This shows that despite the popularity of SUVs and crossovers, sedans can still generate interest.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is based on the same E-GMP platform as the other two new electric vehicles from Hyundai and Kia, which means that it benefits from the same 800-volt battery architecture as these models.

Compared with a 400-volt architecture like the one used in most EVs currently on the market, this allows the Ioniq 6 to charge almost twice as fast, making for charge times of only 18 minutes between 10% and 80% on a level 3 charger.

The Ioniq 6 will be offered with two battery options and two different powertrains. The regular range models will use a 53-kWh battery while the long-range models will have a 77.4 kWh battery. This larger unit should make for a range of 610 kilometres according to the WLTP testing method.

The entry-level models will be powered by a rear-mounted electric motor and a second motor installed on the front axle will be offered. This will give the Ioniq 6 all-wheel drive and a maximum power output of 320 horsepower, which should make it possible to accelerate to 100 km/h in 5,1 seconds.

Actual sales of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 in South Korea will begin next month and the automaker expects to do the same in North America towards the beginning of 2023.

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