2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6: New Base Model Reduces Price, Enhances Range and Features

Jacob Brooke
November 7, 2023
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Hyundai's Ioniq 6 for 2024 introduces a more affordable base model, lowering its entry price by $8500 and making it eligible for various state EV incentives. The new lineup, which can be ordered now with deliveries starting in the first quarter of 2024, opens at $65,500 before on-road costs. This new base model, named simply Ioniq 6, comes with a 53kWh Standard Range battery offering a 429km range, which is less than the 614km range of the carryover 77.4kWh Extended Range battery.

The entry-level Ioniq 6, despite its lower price, maintains a full suite of active safety and driver assist features, though it lacks some luxuries of the Dynamiq variant, like leather upholstery and Bose sound system. Hyundai has doubled the Ioniq 6 variants in Australia, now offering Dynamiq and Epiq trims with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powertrains. All models now include a heat pump and battery pre-conditioning as standard, enhancing efficiency and charging performance.

The pricing for the 2024 Ioniq 6 lineup varies, with the Standard Range RWD at $65,500 and the Extended Range AWD at $85,500, among others. The lineup offers three powertrain options, with the base model featuring a 111kW/350Nm motor, and the higher trims offering up to 239kW/605Nm in dual-motor AWD configurations.

The range for the different variants varies, with the Standard Range offering 429km, and the Extended Range with 18-inch wheels delivering up to 614km. Charging times vary based on the charger, with a DC charger taking 18 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 percent. The vehicle dimensions include a 4855mm length and a boot space of 401L, with additional storage under the bonnet.

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 comes with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre vehicle warranty, and an eight-year, 160,000km high-voltage battery warranty. It requires servicing every 24 months or 30,000km, with capped pricing for the first two services. The model holds a five-star ANCAP rating, with high ratings in various safety categories.

Ioniq 6 Euro NCAP Crash Testing

Standard equipment across the range includes features like a heat pump, battery pre-conditioning, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The base model offers 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, among other features. Higher trims like the Dynamiq and Epiq add luxury and technology features, such as 'eco-processed' leather upholstery, Bose sound systems, and the option of digital side-view mirrors for the Epiq.

Base Spec Dynamiq


Watch our review of the (previous) base spec Ioniq 6 Dynamiq:

Model Grades

  • Standard Range RWD
  • Extended Range RWD
  • Dynamiq Extended Range RWD
  • Epiq Extended Range RWD
  • Dynamiq Extended Range AWD
  • Epiq Extended Range AWD

Key Changes

  • Introduction of an affordable base model, reducing entry price by $8500.
  • Eligibility for various state EV incentives.
  • Expanded range from three to seven variants.
  • New 53kWh Standard Range battery option, alongside 77.4kWh Extended Range battery.
  • Reconfiguration of Dynamiq and Epiq trims.
  • Standard inclusion of heat pump and battery pre-conditioning across all models.
  • Changes in luxury features and technological additions in higher trims.
  • Revised pricing structure.

Specs

Base Model (Standard Range RWD)

  • 53kWh battery
  • 111kW/350Nm motor
  • 429km range

Extended Range Models

  • 77.4kWh battery
  • Rear-wheel drive: 168kW/350Nm motor
  • All-wheel drive: Combined 239kW/605Nm from dual motors

Ranges:

  • RWD with 18-inch wheels: 614km
  • RWD with 20-inch wheels: 545km
  • AWD with 20-inch wheels: 519km

Charging Time

  • DC charging: 18 minutes (10 to 80%)
  • AC charging (Standard Range): approx. 8hr 55min (10 to 100%)
  • AC charging (Extended Range): approx. 11hr 45min (10 to 100%)

Dimensions

  • Length: 4855mm
  • Width: 1880mm
  • Height: 1495mm
  • Wheelbase: 2950mm
  • Boot space: 401L with underfloor storage
  • Front storage: 45L (14.5L for AWD models)

Pricing

  • Standard Range RWD: $65,500
  • Extended Range RWD: $71,500
  • Dynamiq Extended Range RWD: $77,500
  • Epiq Extended Range RWD: $81,000
  • Dynamiq Extended Range AWD: $82,000
  • Epiq Extended Range AWD: $85,500

All pricing excludes on-road costs.

Features by Grade

All Models

  • Heat pump
  • Battery pre-conditioning
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Electronic park brake with auto hold
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with eco tyres
  • LED headlights
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Safety suite (Autonomous emergency braking, Lane assist, Adaptive cruise control)

Base Ioniq 6

  • Cloth upholstery
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Wireless phone charger

Dynamiq

  • 'Eco-processed' leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 10-way power passenger seat
  • Bose sound system
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Projector LED headlights

Epiq

  • Sunroof
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Optional digital side-view mirrors ($3000)

Optional Features

  • Matte paint (Dynamiq and Epiq only): $1000
  • V2L outside adapter: Optional accessory
Jacob Brooke
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.

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