The Hyundai Ioniq 6 has finally gone on sale in the UK, giving us another indication of how much Australians might expect to pay for Hyundai’s newest electric car.
In the UK, the Ioniq 6 starts at £46,745 for an entry-level specification called ‘Premium’ which comes as a rear-wheel drive, well-equipped variant with features like heated seats and a large 12.3-inch multimedia touch screen.
Converting this pricing directly to Australian dollars gives us approximately AUD$84,500, though the UK is subject to different taxes when it comes to new cars, so it’s better to compare with UK pricing of another Hyundai electric car like the Ioniq 5 which also sits just below the mid-£40,000 mark.
In Australia however, with different pricing systems, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts at $69,900 before on-road costs in a specification called Dynamiq that will be relatively similar to the entry Ioniq 6 here.
Of course, this doesn’t confirm Hyundai’s Australian arm will follow the same pricing logic, but it lines up with previous indications CarsGuide has been given that pricing will line up roughly with the Ioniq 5.
It’s been confirmed the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will arrive in two grades, based on the 2023 Ioniq 5’s already existing Dynamiq and Techniq trim grades in Australia which have been confirmed to cost $72,000 and $79,500 respectively for their 2023 model years.
As reported in October, the Ioniq 5 has also been updated with a bigger 77.4kWh battery over the old 72.6kWh version, Now making 168kW/350Nm in rear-drive Dynamiq and 239kW and 605Nm in Techniq specification.
It’s unclear if the Ioniq 6 will also have a new trim grade called Epiq (which costs $85,000 in the Ioniq 5 range) as recently announced for Australia, which will be available to order from late 2022.
Given we’re told Australian pricing for the Ioniq 6 is “expected to be similar to Ioniq 5”, don’t be surprised to see the Ioniq 6 start in the low-to-mid $70,000 area, up to the mid-$80K mark.