The Ioniq5's successor was supposed to be released in spring 2022, but it will now most likely be released in the summer.
The Ioniq5 EV from Hyundai is on its way, but word on the street is that the second model in Hyundai's new Ioniq sub-brand, the Ioniq6, may be delayed. The Ioniq6 will be delayed by a few months, from spring 2022 to summer 2022, according to a report published on Thursday by Green Car Reports, so that it can have a larger battery.
The Ioniq6 is based on the Prophecy concept, which looks like a Porsche 911 and a Mercedes CLS-Class got together after a few too many bottles of Boone's Farm and a whole lot of Air Supply — in case you didn't know.
The Ioniq6 was originally said to feature a 72.6 kWh battery, but it's now said to be getting upgraded to 77.4 kWh, which should give it a range of over 300 miles. That'll make a pretty good case for consumers searching for a sleek long-range EV at a (presumably) reasonable price that isn't made by Fremont.
The Ioniq6 will be built on Hyundai's E-GMP platform, which already supports the Ioniq5 and will likely back a slew of future electric vehicles from the South Korean carmaker in the coming years.
We reached out to Hyundai for comment on the Ioniq6's delayed release, but did not receive a response in time for publication.
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