Hyundai has announced further details about its new IONIQ 6, including that it can travel up to 379 miles on a single charge. 

Joining the IONIQ 5 in Hyundai’s bespoke EV line-up, the ‘6’ was recently unveiled, though the brand didn’t reveal any range or powertrain details for the car. Now, however, the South Korean firm has confirmed further details about the new electric saloon, including that it will offer a range of up to 379 miles – putting it ahead of its two main rivals, the BMW i4 and Tesla Model 3

This range comes from the largest 77.4kWh battery option when riding on smaller 18-inch alloy wheels. A smaller 53kWh battery option is also available, though Hyundai hasn’t said how far it will be able to travel.

Various power outputs will also be offered, with the top-spec model producing 322bhp and 605Nm of torque from its dual electric motor, all-wheel-drive setup, allowing for a 0-60mph time of just 4.9 seconds.

Hyundai says the IONIQ 6 will be ‘one of the most energy-efficient vehicles in the market’, and is called the ‘electrified streamliner’ by the firm. It will also be equipped with 800-volt charging infrastructure, allowing a 20-80 per cent rapid charge to take place in as little as 18 minutes. Vehicle-to-load technology (V2L) will also be offered, allowing the car to double up as a charger for other power equipment and even other EVs when using a special cable. 

The IONIQ 6 will be kitted out with all of Hyundai’s latest technology, including a dashboard that features two 12-inch digital screens, and a raft of driver assistance features that help to make motoring less stressful. 

Hyundai hasn’t announced further UK specification details or pricing, but it’s likely to start from around £40,000. Production will begin in the next few months, with first UK deliveries likely at the start of next year.