With only weeks to go before the official launch of the Hyundai Ioniq 6, the 2,500 units of the limited edition ‘First Edition’ have sold out in under 24 hours.
Hyundai first unveiled the Ioniq 6 in July, the second model in its EV-dedicated Ionia line-up. On November 9, Hyundai opened pre-sales of the First Edition in its key EV markets – Germany, the UK, France, Norway, and the Netherlands.
Highlighting the significant demand for new EVs and the popularity of Hyundai’s Ioniq line-up, the 2,500 limited units of the Ioniq 6 First Edition were sold out in less than 24 hours.
“This extraordinarily high interest in and demand for IONIQ 6 First Edition underscores Hyundai’s leadership in zero-emission mobility,” said Ulrich Mechau, vice president sales & service at Hyundai Motor Europe.
“With its aerodynamically sculpted silhouette, long driving range, and interior that elevates the electric mobility experience for customers, IONIQ 6 redefines what a car should be.
“We are certain that European customers will be immediately drawn to our Electrified Streamliner.”
The Ioniq 6 First Edition boasts all-wheel drive and a long-range 77.4kWh battery, which delivers an all-electric range of around 614km (WLTP) – as revealed in October. The First Edition 77.4kWh battery is also found in four of the five Ioniq 6 variants, with the base-model Ioniq 6 with its 53kWh battery the only exception.
For the lucky few to have secured a First Edition reservation, the First Edition boasts a range of exclusive exterior and interior design elements. A matte black exterior finish on its 20-inch wheels, a black aluminium ‘H’ emblem on the front bumper and rear boot door, and exclusive leather combination seats featuring a beautiful Grey Tartan fabric.
Expected to arrive in Europe by the end of the year and hit roads in the Northern Spring of 2023, Australians won’t be excluded, with an early 2023 launch expected.
Joshua S. Hill is a Melbourne-based journalist who has been writing about climate change, clean technology, and electric vehicles for over 15 years. He has been reporting on electric vehicles and clean technologies for Renew Economy and The Driven since 2012. His preferred mode of transport is his feet.