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Hyundai's next big electric car! 2023 Ioniq 6 breaks cover as wildly-styled Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan competitor

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 will look like nothing else on the road if and when it arrives in Australia.

Hyundai has finally ripped the covers off its Ioniq 6 electric car, revealing a highly-stylised four-door coupe dubbed an “Electrified Streamliner”.

With a single-curved aerodynamic design that borrows heavily from the Prophecy EV Concept, the Ioniq 6 features a striking aesthetic that is both retro and futuristic.

Following on from the Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 also features LED lighting front and rear in a ‘Parametric Pixels’ layout to evoke the look of a digital display.

The unique lighting layout is also used for the front lower sensors, air vent surrounds and centre console indicator – bringing the retro-futuristic design inside the cabin.

At the rear, the Ioniq 6 features a double spoiler and prominent lower bumper insert to really turn heads, while the door handles are retractable to lower the drag coefficient.

In fact, with active air flaps, (optional) digital mirrors and a flat underbody, the Ioniq 6 is the most aerodynamic of all Hyundai models.

Inside, the all-electric model wears its tech credentials on its sleeve with a two 12.0-inch displays – one for the multimedia touchscreen and the other for the instrumentation.

The Ioniq 6 also sports customisable ambient lighting that can cycle through 64 colours, as well as six dual-colour options “developed by colour experts to help drivers and passengers feel relaxed and comfortable”, according to Hyundai.

Built on the same E-GMP as the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the Ioniq 6 features sustainable and eco-friendly build materials throughout, including the leather or repurposed PET fabric for the seats, dashboard, headliner, carpet, paint and even the carpet, which is made from recycled fishnets.

Hyundai however, is yet to reveal powertrain details for the Ioniq 6.

For reference, the Ioniq 5 is available in rear-wheel-drive form with a 160kW/350Nm single motor, or an all-wheel-drive 225kW/605Nm dual motor set-up.

Both Ioniq 5 variants come with a 72.6kWh battery, enabling a driving range of 451km and 430km for the RWD and AWD versions respectively.

Hyundai is also yet to confirm if or when the Ioniq 6 will land in Australian showrooms, but it is likely to arrive some time in 2023.