First drive reviews

Discussion in 'Hyundai Ioniq 6' started by electriceddy, Oct 4, 2022.

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  1. First drive review here has some good details, including drag coefficient of .21 and more notably a new battery precondition system:
    "A new battery conditioning system will make this kind of experience more reliable. If you’ve plugged a DC fast charger into the nav system, the car will use some of the battery’s energy to make sure the pack is at the correct temperature to ensure it can take advantage of that much direct current, even if it’s extremely hot or cold outside. Some Ioniq 5 models will get this battery preconditioning technology for 2023. " :)
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  3. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I wondered if the Ioniq 6 would cost more or less than an Ioniq 5 (leaving out the usurious dealers with their confounding "market adjustments"). It was a pleasant surprise to read in the article you found:

    Hyundai representatives here in South Korea said that the 6 is both meant to be the aspirational model in the Ioniq lineup and that it will be priced below the 5 in the United States. For the record, the Ioniq 5 starts at $41,245 with a $1,295 destination charge, which brings up an interesting question: will a sub-$40,000 electric streamliner attract new buyers to either the Hyundai brand or electric vehicles in general?
  4. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Kelley Blue Book just released an Ioniq 6 first drive video on YouTube:

    And Edmunds, too. I guess the embargo on reviews expired 18 hours ago.

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  5. The InsideEVs review is up as well, written by Tim Stevens, formerly of CNET Roadshow. Unfortunately there's no video component this time but Tim's writing is great and I think he did an excellent job.
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  6. Asian Petrolhead channel also has a good driving review which I'll add here, along with one from

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  8. Susanne Krivit

    Susanne Krivit New Member

    I'd like to see an article that focuses on buyers experiences with Hyundai dealers (Does anyone have anything good to say?). The car's features are not the only factor to take into account when considering what car to buy.
  9. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Unfortunately, the incentive for dealers to create a satisfying buying experience is greatly reduced because Hyundai can't make enough vehicles to satisfy demand--there are always more potential buyers than vehicles available. The same parts shortages that make manufacturing difficult can also cause problems on the service side.

    Years ago, Hyundai and Kia turned to low prices and long warranties to improve sales. However, the current supply/demand situation has allowed dealers to jack up the prices while you have to wait sometimes months for delivery.

    There are hints that the demand for foreign-built EVs may decrease thanks to the evaporation of the $7,500 federal tax credit along with the increase in MSRPs due to increased manufacturing costs. So there's hope that Hyundai's EVs may have to compete for sales in their price categories (but the prices will be higher than now). Perhaps Hyundai dealers will then see fit to improve the buying experience.

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