Hyundai Ioniq 6 Ultimate …. Opinions.

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  • #243008
    Avatar photoPOPS
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      Surprisingly for an old guy like me the Ioniq 6 is now top of my shortlist.

      My new vehicle order date is in just one month (Dec 12th) so I’m now coming close to ‘ make your mind up time’ lol.

      I’ve researched a number of cars including the Mazda CX60, Kia EV6, Ionic 5, Renault Austral e, Enyaq (humph!!!!) and also considered  extending my lease on my Peugeot 3008 hybrid.

      I’m interested in changing to full EV and feel that now may be my last opportunity to do so due to advancing age. The Ioniq 6 Ultimate comes complete with all the items on my ‘need and wish list’ including a heat pump, opening sunroof, full electric relaxation front seats, and an essential quality audio (Bose) etc, etc. So no expensive optional extras would be required.

      I haven’t previously considered the Ioniq 6 because when I’ve seen them around they looked to low for me to get in and out of, so when I was in the Hyundai dealership for an Ioniq 5 test drive I sat in a ‘6’ just to rule it out, but to my surprise I was able to get in and out with no difficulty at all (due to the raised floor over the batteries) …. that started me thinking.

      I’ve almost convinced myself that I should order this car but I thought I would ask you guys for your opinions if you have any.

      Cheers.

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    • #243010
      Phaedra
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        I’d say go for it 🙂

        Can’t remember reading anything negative about it and it has a Car of the Year award 🙂

        I had a look at one when I was looking at the Mazda CX-5 (next door showroom) but was unable to get in it (6′ 5″ and don’t bend well!).  For the AP you get a lot, after coming out of a pretty serious car accident in 2020 with heart and brain problems (and advancing age!) this renewal I decided to have a look around and splash out a bit more than usual (before my kids get it!)  so I’ve also chosen a BEV.

        We’re only here once so if you like it then as I said, Go For It!!  😀

        Please excuse spelling/typos. Apart from being a clot it turns out I had one on my cerebellum that's now causing various problems!

        #243011
        kezo
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          Hi POPS, The “6” is joint 1st on my list next to the Suzuki Across PHEV £5300. We also discounted the CX60 after test driving.

          The “6” @£3500 is a bargain and you get a free charger, allowing you access to the the cheapes’t tariffs on the market. With the Across I would have to either use a domestic plug or purchase a suitable charger adding another £450 (as I only have a couple of 3 phase units lying about in my garage), to gain access to the cheaper Octopus or OVO tariffs. Ontop of that the Across does not come with Satnav and I don’t have unlimited data plan on my phone, to use Google maps.

          So on paper the “6” is the better choice, especially with a heatpump as standard but, I’m still unsure which way to go. My main concerns are range in the winter, limited 100+kW chargers on the route I take every 3 weeks to see family. The small town where I live is difficult to park at the best of times, let alone finding a space to park a vehicle nearly 5m long. Then there’s the RWD aspect of the “6” and the need for me to get in the worst of winter conditions, is why I’m undecided and wished the AWD more powerfull “5” or “6” was on the scheme in top Ultimate spec. Equally if the EV6 didn’t have such a wide margin of AP, the GT line AWD would have been my choice however, considering the extra £900 for an heatpump it becomes expensive for a scheme car I will never own.

          Did you listen to the Bose in the “6” as I didn’t find it overly good and lacking in bass compared to other cars with more speakers.

          I also expect the AP of the “6” to rise in Q1 but, can’t makeup my mind what to do, its beggining to irritate me!

           

          #243013
          DumfriesDik
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            I sympathise with you on trying stuff when your years seem to be slipping by.

            You know that if you see a car you like at a price you can afford, just order it without delay.

            I went full EV at the last change and haven’t looked back. The tech is amazing. The 6 looks great, I’d have one in a heart beat.

            • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by DumfriesDik. Reason: typo

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            #243017
            Callmejohn
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              POPS Much as I had admired the car, I had not considered it as it was too dear and it was not a large estate, which was what I was looking for. Although the chances of getting a large estate on Motability nowadays is as much chance as getting a unicorn.

              So I was out seeing a Kia Proceed and just happened to pass through one of our multi deadership’s showrooms  which had a Ioniq 6 and was really impressed with it, but with no sales person about.

              I went home saw the huge reduction in price and it had all the kit I needed, leather seats, electric seats, 360 camera and it was a car and not an suv, which I cannot get in to as they are too high. The next day I took a spare wheelchair with my PA to check the size of the boot and it was fine, although obviously not as good as a large estate, although it will only be a problem when we go on holiday, which I came up with a cunning (even better than baldrick’s) plan to solve that problem. So I ordered one straight away as I was seeing cars quickly disappearing from Motabilty’s list.

              Like you I need certain things in my car which come as optional extras in other cars, such as the BMW i4 which was £2,000 more AP, plus £3,500 for leather and electric seats and the cost of a 360 camera on top of that. With all the optional extras not being insured, it made the BMW, no sense at all, not that I could afford it anyway.

              Having had Hyundai’s cousin a Kia Optima sportswagon Gt line s, with all the extras as standard for the last five year and no problems at all all be it I have only done 14,000 on it, I had no hesitation in ordering one, especially after reading and watching loads of reviews on it.

              If you go for one, then like whatever car anyone goes for I hope it is the right decision for you. I also hope to hear feedback from the ones who already have got their Ioniq 6.

              #243019
              Callmejohn
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                Keso, I also would have loved the AWD, and will try and change my order of it comes on the list in Q1, but having seen the problems with the Enyaq and the BMW i4, coming off the list, If you are going to go for one, I would be quick in case it disappears at that incredibly low AP price. The same goes for POPS.

                #243027
                Avatar photoPOPS
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                  Thank you guys for some really helpful comments.

                  I drive approximately 4000 miles per year and I rarely use the motorway these days, so range is not a problem. Most of the time there is just me in the car, and although walking is painful, I do not use a wheelchair so the boot space is more than adequate.

                  I also need the heated steering wheel and seats as my circulation isn’t as good as it once was. Heated front and rear seats come as standard.

                  The HDA 2 autonomous driving aids will both continue and improve on my Peugeot’s HDA 1.5 semi autonomous system. I know it may seem frivolous but the ability for the car to move backwards and forwards  on it’s own with just a press of the key fob when the driver is out of the vehicle may be useful in my driveway when other vehicles are parked close by. I remember keso saying that the “bings and bongs” drove him bonkers, but I have so much time available and am rarely in a hurry so turning them off each time I use the car (2 or 3 or sometimes 4 times a week) is not a problem.

                  I listened to the Bose audio for about an hour approx on my Ioniq 5 test drive, and I thought it was fairly typical ‘Bose’. Perhaps not as pristine as my current Focal hi fi but immersive enough with sufficient bass for AC/DC tracks and my other rock classics. The silent driving of the Ionic makes it difficult to compare with ICE audios as it sounded louder in the EV.

                  A sunroof that opens and the relaxation front seats (which almost turn into a bed) will improve the experience of one of my favourite pass times, (parking up at some of the local beauty spots and listening to music on my usb). Pre heating the car via my phone for a few minutes before I go out to it will be a bonus.

                  I haven’t had a test drive yet although as I mentioned I have driven the Ioniq 5 which has the same modular platform and technical components, but I will of course arrange a test drive soon.

                  #243028
                  Avatar photoPOPS
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                    Keso, I also would have loved the AWD, and will try and change my order of it comes on the list in Q1, but having seen the problems with the Enyaq and the BMW i4, coming off the list, If you are going to go for one, I would be quick in case it disappears at that incredibly low AP price. The same goes for POPS.

                    I agree with you about the need to order quickly, but unfortunately the earliest date on which I can order is December 12th.

                    #243030
                    Ian_Durrant

                      @pops

                       

                      The Ioniq 6 does not have the full relaxation seats, unfortunately these are unique to the Ioniq 5 Ultimate

                      #243034
                      Ian

                        Also the Ioniq 6 only has HDA 1.5

                        #243041
                        Avatar photoPOPS
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                          Ian according to the Hyundai brochure the Ioniq 6 Ultimate has HDA 2 it’s the Hyundai 5 Ultimate that has HDA 1.5.  The 6 also has what the brochure calls relaxation front seats (without the lower leg rest). The Ionic 5 has relaxation front seats which includes a lower leg rest, but this is only available as part of the optional Tech pack which I believe adds approx another £500 to the advanced payment.

                          #243047
                          kezo
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                            POPS, you will probably find the dealer would be happy to order one early and put the paperwork throgh on the 12th.

                            From what Ive heard the i6 does not wallow as the i5, having road manners more akin to German manufacturers (Bjorn Nyland). I also think the new i5 still uses HDA 1.5.  Other than that, they are the same car with different coats on.

                            #243051
                            Avatar photoPOPS
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                              POPS, you will probably find the dealer would be happy to order one early and put the paperwork throgh on the 12th. From what Ive heard the i6 does not wallow as the i5, having road manners more akin to German manufacturers (Bjorn Nyland). I also think the new i5 still uses HDA 1.5. Other than that, they are the same car with different coats on.

                              I’ve spoken to my local dealer’s Motability person today and she has now got all my details and my requirements. I have an appointment booked on December 12th and I will drive a 6 Ultimate demonstrator which will be available immediately before ordering.

                              I’ve even given them my colour choice which is Abyss Black Pearl, and black leather interior.

                              Decision made, job (nearly) done! Thanks for your help guys. Keep the discussions and info coming. Cheers.

                              #243069
                              Richard Mangan

                                We got our i6 last week best car we ever had . Put off by a bad experience with Hyundai Kona ev battery only lasted 525 miles .Waited since April for replacement battery. With no sign of battery coming cancelled Kona and ordered BMW i4 great test drive but it was in M50 . Realised the base i4 would not have the options that car had . Went to check out I5 and saw the I 6 thought it looked great ,saw the discounted AP and all the standard equipment had a test drive it was a no brainer . Have it in Byte blue and it really does 300 miles plus range unlike the Bmw .

                                #243084
                                Callmejohn
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                                  Richard, thanks for your feedback, I am glad you like it and it makes me look forward all the more, for the one that I have on order. Have fun.

                                  #243112
                                  Adrian_H
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                                    Ref the bings and bongs which default to on every time you start the car, I did a bit of looking in to this as we’ve been looking at the Ioniq 5 and Kona. According to the internet you can set-up a menu shortcut to switch all or as many of them as you wish off with 1 toggle which would be handy.

                                    #243117
                                    kezo
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                                      Ref the bings and bongs which default to on every time you start the car, I did a bit of looking in to this as we’ve been looking at the Ioniq 5 and Kona. According to the internet you can set-up a menu shortcut to switch all or as many of them as you wish off with 1 toggle which would be handy.

                                      Most of the bing bongs on startup don’t happen if you put your seatbelt on prior to starting. The speed bings and flaming bongs can be turned of as you suggest but with the i6 at least you loose speed sign recognition.

                                      You can also adjust the sound level of bings and bongs in the menu, to a lower setting.

                                      #243131
                                      Adrian_H
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                                        While we were testdriving the Kona today we apparenly set off with the charging port lid not properly closed, You’d have thought we were taking a nuclear sub in to combat for all the alarms that went off.

                                        #243137
                                        Adrian
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                                          While we were testdriving the Kona today we apparenly set off with the charging port lid not properly closed, You’d have thought we were taking a nuclear sub in to combat for all the alarms that went off.

                                          ? Sometimes you just want to drive with the charge port open, sometimes you just want to do 52 in a 50!

                                          I’m in love with the i6. I don’t know why I’ve not got one already.

                                          (It would be easier to sell to the management if it was a hatchback like the BMW)

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                                          #243142
                                          kezo
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                                            While we were testdriving the Kona today we apparenly set off with the charging port lid not properly closed, You’d have thought we were taking a nuclear sub in to combat for all the alarms that went off.

                                            The Kona was telling you the charge port lid is heated and expensive to replace so best pull over and close the the thing ?

                                            On my Tuscon, I have covered the bing bong speaker with a piece of foam. All of 2 minute job really.

                                            #243335
                                            kezo
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                                              @pops The Ioniq 6 does not have the full relaxation seats, unfortunately these are unique to the Ioniq 5 Ultimate

                                              Highly adjustable relaxation seats.
                                              Lean back and relax. The front seats are 8-way adjustable – and fold flat for a power nap with at the push of a button. (it doesn’t get calf support like the 5)

                                              Also the Ioniq 6 only has HDA 1.5

                                              Autonomous driving technology.
                                              With Highway Driving Assist 2, IONIQ 6 features Level 2 autonomous driving, which controls speed and distance and assists you when changing lanes. (the i5 has 1.5)

                                               

                                              #243426
                                              Callmejohn
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                                                Can anyone advise, my dealer sent me an update yesterday, basically saying there is no update, but gave me the 10 digit order number starting with 1011. But I cannot find the webpage to enter the number, it only comes up as the Hyundai USA asking for my number and not surprisingly, they don’t recognise my order number. Can anyone please direct me to the proper U.K. site.

                                                Richard Mangan – or anyone else with a Ioniq 6, can you please tell me if the front trunk (frunk) can take all the cables that the car comes with or at least along with the small storage under the boot cover, will both take the cables without having to use the actual boot to store them. Thanks.

                                                #243441
                                                kezo
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                                                  Can anyone advise, my dealer sent me an update yesterday, basically saying there is no update, but gave me the 10 digit order number starting with 1011. But I cannot find the webpage to enter the number, it only comes up as the Hyundai USA asking for my number and not surprisingly, they don’t recognise my order number. Can anyone please direct me to the proper U.K. site. Richard Mangan – or anyone else with a Ioniq 6, can you please tell me if the front trunk (frunk) can take all the cables that the car comes with or at least along with the small storage under the boot cover, will both take the cables without having to use the actual boot to store them. Thanks.

                                                  The 1011 code is the internal order number, you need if contacting Hyundai UK via email, social media FB etc for an order/delivery update. Sadly there is no direct website you can input the number in, here in the UK.

                                                  #243443
                                                  Callmejohn
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                                                    Thanks Kezo, that is disappointing, I had misunderstood Glos Guy’s response to you on the 19th of October when he spoke about his daughters Hyundai i20 order.

                                                    Not that I had expected to discover anything at the moment, as my car is not due until April, but thanks for your help mate, anyway.

                                                    #243445
                                                    kezo
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                                                      Thanks Kezo, that is disappointing, I had misunderstood Glos Guy’s response to you on the 19th of October when he spoke about his daughters Hyundai i20 order. Not that I had expected to discover anything at the moment, as my car is not due until April, but thanks for your help mate, anyway.

                                                      When I first got my Tucson beginning of last year, I contacted Hyundai UK via facebook with the 1011 code and they got back several times within 48hrs. I just asked for an update on 1011…. and cutomer service were always polite and got back with an answer 🙂

                                                       

                                                      #243438
                                                      Ian

                                                        Can anyone advise, my dealer sent me an update yesterday, basically saying there is no update, but gave me the 10 digit order number starting with 1011. But I cannot find the webpage to enter the number, it only comes up as the Hyundai USA asking for my number and not surprisingly, they don’t recognise my order number. Can anyone please direct me to the proper U.K. site.

                                                        Richard Mangan – or anyone else with a Ioniq 6, can you please tell me if the front trunk (frunk) can take all the cables that the car comes with or at least along with the small storage under the boot cover, will both take the cables without having to use the actual boot to store them. Thanks.


                                                        @callmejohn

                                                         

                                                        There is no online order tracker with Hyundai, the only way to track in the UK is to call them with the ref number or contact them on X(twitter) for updates

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