Hyundai has expanded its Australian line-up with a new entry-level version of the Ioniq 6, aiming to compete with the Tesla Model 3 in the region. Priced at AU$65,500 ($42,123) plus on-road costs, the base model features a smaller battery and reduced power, offering a more affordable starting point for consumers. This development aligns with a series of changes introduced for the 2024 model year.
Equipped with a 53 kWh battery pack and a 111 kW (149 hp) rear axle motor, the base model claims a range of 429 km (266 miles) per charge with standard 18-inch wheels. Charging times vary, with approximately 18 minutes required for 10% to 80% at a 350 kW charger, 58 minutes at a 50 kW charger, and 8 hours and 55 minutes for a full 10-100% charge with a home AC 7 kW charger.
For enhanced performance and range, consumers can opt for the base Ioniq 6 with a 77.4 kWh extended-range battery and a 168 kW (225 hp) rear electric motor, priced at AU$71,500 ($45,981). This variant boasts a range of 614 km (382 miles) with 18-inch wheels and 545 km (339 miles) with 20-inch wheels.
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 lineup includes Dynamiq and Epiq variants, featuring the same powertrain configurations. The Dynamiq, starting at AU$77,500 ($49,840), offers options for both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, with varying range capabilities. The range-topping Ioniq 6 Epiq is priced from AU$81,000 ($52,091) to AU$85,000 ($54,663).
Notable updates across the range include a new battery conditioning system activated in cold climates, a standard heat pump, and the option to exclude the controversial digital side mirrors for an additional AU$3,000 ($1,929). Matte paint is available as a AU$1,000 ($643) option for the Dynamiq and Epiq models. All prices exclude delivery fees and on-road costs.