Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 electric sedan could be priced at around $70,000 when it arrives in Australia next year, going head-to-head with the Tesla Model 3.
the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric car has gone on sale in the UK, providing an idea of how much it could cost when it arrives in Australia next year.
Based on calculations of Ride – using UK prices as a guide – thecould have a price between $69,000 and $79,250 plus en route costs in Australia, taking direct aim at the best-selling $65,500 Tesla Model 3.
the The Ioniq 6 is expected to arrive in Australia next year with two variants on offer: a 168kW/350Nm rear-wheel drive model and a 239kW/605Nm all-wheel drive variant, both powered by a 77.4kWh battery.
In the UK, the entry-level single-engine Hyundai Ioniq 6 ‘Premium’ is priced at £46,745 ($AU 84,450) per car, while the top two-engine ‘Ultimate’ variant tops out at £53,745 ( $AU 97,100) by car.
However, these prices include the 20 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) that applies to UK purchases, double Australia’s 10 percent GST.
Compared to the UK single-engine Hyundai‘Ultimate grade’, sharing most of its equipment with the Australian ‘Dynamiq’ Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6 is around five per cent cheaper than the electric SUV’s starting price of £49,650 ($AU 89,700).
Applying this five per cent price reduction to the Australian Hyundai Ioniq 5 ‘Dynamiq’, priced at $72,000 plus on-road costs, results in a list price of approximately $69,000 for the Ioniq 6.
Moving on to flagship UK grades, the twin-engine Ioniq 6 ‘Ultimate’ is almost seven per cent less than the Ioniq 5 Namsan Edition (similar to the Australian ‘Epiq’), priced at £53,745 ($AU97,100). ) and £57,650 (A$104,160) by car, respectively.
With this seven per cent price difference in mind, the flagship Ioniq 6 could be priced at $79,250 plus on-road costs when it lands in Australia.
If the Ioniq 6 is priced between $69,000 and $79,250 in Australia, it would be close to the Tesla Model 3, priced at $65,500 to $95,276 before on-road costs and order/delivery fees.
Compared to the cheaper Tesla Model 3, Hyundai claims that the Ioniq 6 can offer a longer driving range (up to 614 km compared to 491 km) when equipped with 18-inch wheels, while the higher-end variants are more evenly matched, with Hyundai’s figure of 519km below. in the 547 km claim of the Model 3 Performance.
the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 The range is planned for early next year in Australia.