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Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 beats Tesla as the cheapest EV in the U.S. market

The automaker is offering a significant discount of $7,500 across its entire lineup.

The Ioniq 6 is currently the largest electric sedan priced under $65,000. It measures 191.1 inches in length and provides sufficient interior space for passengers. Despite being on sale in America for less than a year, it has gained popularity for its impressive efficiency and an EPA-rated range of up to 361 miles. The automaker is offering a significant discount of $7,500 across its entire lineup.

Due to its current incentives, Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 SE, priced at $43,565, is the most affordable electric sedan available in the market in 2024. This brings down the cost of the electric sedan to $36,065, including destination fees. Conversely, Tesla’s Model 3 Highland starts at a price of $40,630, while the remaining older generation models in inventory are priced over $36,730. Additionally, the recently discounted Polestar 2 starts at $50,300, which is $14,235 more expensive than the Ioniq 6. 

The E-GMP cars by Hyundai incorporate 800-volt architectures in various models, earning them a strong reputation in the automotive industry. The Ioniq 6 offers a great combination of range and safety features. It is available in three trims: SE, SEL, and Limited.

  • The SE is equipped with heated cloth seats, a power-opening trunk, scratchy audio, and HDA I. 
  • The SEL has a phone-as-a-key, wireless charging, leatherette seats, ambient lighting, HDA II, and automatic lane changes. 
  • The Limited has V2L charging, active powertrain sounds, Bose audio, ventilated front seats, a sunroof, a memory driver’s seat, a power passenger seat, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and a blind spot view monitor.

Each trim includes a 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack and two motor configurations: single and twin. The single-motor variant weighs between 4,222 and 4,376 pounds and produces a decent 225 horsepower, depending on the specification. The dual-motor version weighs between 4,462 and 4,616 pounds and generates 320 horsepower. According to Hyundai’s conservative calculations, the AWD Ioniq 6 can reach sixty miles per hour in 5.1 seconds.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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