We tested the version with the large battery, of 77.4 kWh, combined with the more powerful rear motor that provides 168 kW (228 ps/225 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. On the left bottom of the steering wheel, there is a rotary switch like in Porsche from which you can select the Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes. These vary the steering response, the sensitivity of the accelerator pedal, and the power of the motor, but do not modify the suspension stiffness.
Hyundai doesn't disclose how much power is reduced in Eco mode, but it is obvious, while driving, that the engine loses some tens of horsepower when that setting is selected. In Sport mode, the steering requires a slightly greater force to operate, and the accelerator pedal reacts more spontaneously to pressure. Automatic Air Curtain
Many pages from the press release focus on the assistance systems. Hyundai offers the maximum in this regard, but these systems are a little too cautious. The parking assistant beeps even when the car is 19.7 in (50 cm) away from a lateral obstacle. On the other hand, the lane assistant with active steering correction works better than in some rival models, as it keeps the car in the center of the lane and the direction corrections are soft.
For the first time on a European model, the Ioniq 6 has Matrix LED headlights, and they boast no less than 700 parameterized pixels, used for daytime running lights, taillights, and for the large rear spoiler, as well. Photo: Hyundai
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