Are you considering changing to an electric vehicle (EV)? EV ranges have increased considerably with EV core technology advancements. Hyundai’s line of EVs takes full advantage of these improvements, leaving its opponents in the dust. Its EV lineup includes the IONIQ 5, IONIQ 6, and KONA EV. Hyundai plans to release the next-generation IONIQ SEVEN in 2024, so keep an eye out for information on it. Read below as our team at Huffines Hyundai Plano shares the incredible progress of Hyundai EV engineering.
The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5
The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is available in four trims: the SE Standard Range, SE, SEL, and Limited. You can choose between a 58 kWh or a 77.4 kWh battery unit and rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The smaller battery with rear-wheel drive generates 168 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the larger battery with all-wheel drive provides the same torque with 225 hp.
The 77.4 kWh version with one motor has a range of 303 miles, while the 58 kWh dual-motor version can make it 266 miles. The 77.4 kWh all-wheel-drive IONIQ 5 makes the run from zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds, which is very impressive for an EV of its class. The smaller battery takes 5.9 hours to charge with a 220V unit, while the larger one takes 7.2 hours. If you use a 350 kWh ultra-fast charging unit, you can increase the charge on either one by 70% in 18 minutes.
This EV comes with a HERE HD real-time traffic display-capable 12.3-inch infotainment system. It includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluelink, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, and dynamic voice recognition program suites. While most vehicles only offer premium speaker systems at higher trim levels, even the lowest trim on the IONIQ 5 has a premium six-speaker Harmon-Kardon sound system with speed-compensated volume control, voice activation, and steering wheel controls.
The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6
The 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 is available in the SE Standard Range, SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels. You can choose from three core configurations. The first option is a single motor 58 kWh battery rear-wheel drive providing 149 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The second is a long-range version with one motor and a 77.4 kWh battery granting 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The last is an all-wheel-drive long-range version with two motors and a 77.4 kWh battery.
The long-range versions get 361 miles of EV driving range with rear-wheel drive and 316 with all-wheel drive. The other version can make it 305 miles with rear-wheel drive and 270 with all-wheel drive. With its strongest core and motor combo, the 2023 IONIQ 6 goes from zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds. You can charge the smaller battery in 0.97 hours and the larger in 1.22 hours through a 440V unit. If you use an ultra-fast charger, either battery can charge up to 70% in 18 minutes.
The IONIQ 6 has a 12.3-inch by 5-inch infotainment system featuring onboard GPS navigation, live traffic and incident information, wired versions of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and Bluelink programming. It has an over-the-air updating capacity, so you won’t have to take special trips to the dealership for updates. It also has a six-speaker Harmon-Kardon sound system with voice activation, speed-compensating volume control, and steering wheel controls.
The 2023 Hyundai KONA EV
The 2023 Hyundai KONA EV is available in the SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels. It has a single-core configuration, which makes sense, as the KONA is Hyundai’s most affordable entry-level EV. It has a 64 kWh battery pack tied to an electric motor generating 201 hp and 291 lb-ft of torque.
The KONA EV is all-wheel drive only. This core will enable it to travel 258 miles. It dashes from zero to 60 in 6.4 seconds. You can charge the battery core in 9.25 hours with a 220V unit and 1.07 hours with a 440V unit. Using a Level 3 fast charge unit, you can charge it in around 47 minutes.
The standard infotainment system for this EV is an 8-inch version with SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluelink, Google Now, and Siri programming. You can upgrade to a 10.25-inch system with added over-the-air update capacity and wireless device charging. The standard sound system on the 2023 KONA EV has six speakers, but an upgrade to eight Harman-Kardon premium speakers is available. Speed-compensated volume and steering wheel audio controls are standard on all 2023 KONA EV trim levels.
The Upcoming 2024 Hyundai IONIQ SEVEN
The 2024 Hyundai IONIQ SEVEN is set to blow away the competition entirely, making things that were formerly science fiction operational realities. Hyundai hasn’t announced the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ SEVEN trim levels, but all trims will seat seven. Hyundai engineers have said that this IONIQ model will have a range of at least 300 miles per charge, but we don’t know the exact core component possibilities yet.
The 2024 Hyundai IONIQ SEVEN has managed one of the most mind-blowing developments in recent automotive history: it’s capable of fully autonomous driving. To be clear, we don’t mean it has a computer system that takes over driving when you take your hands off the steering wheel; there is no steering wheel.
For the first time in civilian automotive history, manual driving will be through a retractable joystick. It shows incredible confidence in the fidelity and accuracy of the autonomous driving system. Questions remain about whether state or national regulatory bodies will allow the public to enjoy this aspect of the IONIQ SEVEN. If they mandate it, it will also have a retractable steering wheel.
Check out these spectacular EVs at Huffines Hyundai of Plano, Texas. Our EVs have impressive range ratings and the capacity to handle grand entertainment and infotainment systems without compromising them. Feel free to reach out to us for further information on any of our new EV models. We also have a wide selection of used EVs.