• The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Has Been Spotted And It Seems To Be Going After Tesla

The Ioniq 6 is an electric sedan that could be based on the Prophecy concept and the Ioniq 5

Tesla enjoyed its supremacy in the electric car market for quite a while. But, things will change in the future as more and more automakers are starting to add electric cars to their lineup. Hyundai, for example, started by offering the Ioniq 5, and will continue with a series of other models using the same "Ioniq" nomenclature. Right now, we know that the Ioniq 6 will follow, but Hyundai plans to transform the "Ioniq" into a sub-brand in the near future.

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Has Been Spotted And It Seems To Be Going After Tesla Exterior Spyshots
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Unlike the Ioniq 5, the future Ioniq 6 will be a sedan with its design inspired by the Prophecy concept. Last month, it was caught testing on the German roads, and today, it has been taken to the Arctic Circle for some winter testing. Our spy photographers were at the right place to take some pictures, and, as you can see from the pictures, the test driver wasn’t very happy about it!

Of course you shouldn’t expect the Ioniq 6 to be as wild as the concept version since it will be tweaked to become road-legal. It could perhaps be a sweet blend of the Prophecy Concept and the Ioniq 5’s design. Still, it should be a serious competitor to the Tesla Model 3.

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Has Been Spotted And It Seems To Be Going After Tesla Exterior Spyshots
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The powertrain and battery packs will most likely be borrowed from the Ioniq 5 - single- or dual-motor setups, and two different battery packs – 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh.

The new Ioniq 6 will be revealed in early 2023 and it should start at around $10k more than the Ioniq 5, which starts at $39,700.

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Alina Moore
Alina Moore
Alina Joined the Topspeed.com team in the early 2000s as one of the outlets very first experts, and she’s been with Topspeed.com ever since. Over the years, she’s served various roles, but today she’s is relied on heavily to verify automotive facts, assist with formatting, and discover new and engaging topics.  Read full bio
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