It really is something to look at, isn’t it? It’s a faithful development of the Hyundai Prophecy Concept of 2020, though this seems to have more of a ‘Hyundai’ feel, in a good way. Comparisons and contrasts abound so we’ll give our two cents: it’s kind of a mix of original Mercedes CLS, a bit of Porsche Taycan and a pleasant amount of Saab, at the back at least. And yet the Ioniq 6 is far from a pastiche, with an entirely original feel.
The goal was to revive the old streamliners in the Ioniq 6, with aerodynamic efficiency informing that distinctive shape. That low nose, smooth teardrop shape and wing work at the back result in an incredible 0.21 drag coefficient. There are active flaps at the front which play a stunning double-wing at the rear, with what Hyundai describes as a ‘slight boat-tail structure’.