Hyundai has revealed a new teaser sketch of its upcoming IONIQ 6 EV.

Joining the ‘5’ in the South Korean’s ‘IONIQ’ line-up solely dedicated to electric cars, the brand has been previewing the car ahead of a full reveal next week. 

Following on from the 2020 Hyundai Prophecy concept car, the sketches show a particularly sleek and elegant design, with a fully-rounded shape – likely done to help improve aerodynamics and maximise range. The concept also shows the IONIQ 6’s large wheels, while the model appears to have minimal overhangs.

Hyundai says the IONIQ 6 will be known as the ‘electrified streamliner’ because of its shape, with the firm saying this satisfies ‘both aesthetic and functional needs of customers’.


Hyundai Prophecy concept car.

Like the IONIQ 5, the 6 will be based on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP electric car platform, which also underpins models like the Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60, enabling an electric range of more than 300 miles and impressively quick charging times. 

The IONIQ 6 will offer a saloon-like shape, and will rival popular cars like the Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2. It’s expected to use the same 77kWh battery that’s recently been introduced to the IONIQ 5.

Hyundai has also said it will reveal further teaser images of the IONIQ 6 on its social media channels to help raise awareness of the new model.