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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    • #248770
      Shaun

        Not something that would be a deal breaker, but having sat in one today (it’s stunning btw) the digital.mirror screens are very well incorporated and fall naturally into your eyeline. They do lack the depth of an actual mirror but there are depth indicators that appear when you indicate, blind spot warnings and so on

        #248993
        Slimtrim
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          Initially I was quite skeptical on the digital mirror especially at that price, however the more I researched, safety wise it offered more than the conventional mirror, which got me to summon up the courage to go for a stock car with one.

          My skepticism was purely based on the media’s negative review of an Audi’s digital mirror, but having one has completely changed my view – granted it takes getting used, but it becomes second nature after a few days.

          Also contrary to some views on the smart park feature, mine does more than just “forward and back” it does park itself whilst in or out of the vehicle. That being said, I see it more as a novelty feature which I would probably never try to use again.

          The bings and bongs are definitely not as intrusive as has been suggested, my ears are very sensitive to bongs however, I can live with the i6 alerts. Apparently, these safety alerts are the new norm in regard to ncap rating so expect new cars to have these.

          I would suggest a test drive to avoid any misconceptions against such a capable car.

          #250389
          Callmejohn
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            I went to my Hyundai dealer yesterday Park’s, East Kilbride and the dealer (not my original rep) looked up my order which I ordered at the start of October and which was due to arrive in April. However I now have a delivery date of late December or early January, which I wasn’t really wanting my nice new car in the middle of a dirty dark dreich Scottish winter and also no longer having any chance of an AWD being ordered if added to the list in Q1, but that’s life and I shouldn’t complain about getting a nice new car.

            They had another delivery of 5 Ioniq 6’s lined up, 2 silver and three black (although the sales person reconned one was blue) with one of them a First Edition, which I thought had been sold out. Interestingly 3 out of the five had the Digital Camera mirror’s, which certainly looked quite nice, as did the car’s in the silver colour, which would have been my second choice, after the Ultimate Red Metalic.

            #250592
            Avatar photoStuart
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              I ordered mine a few weeks after you then, wish i could have mine in December lol, i ordered ultimate red as well with the light grey interior.

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              #250593
              Callmejohn
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                I ordered mine a few weeks after you then, wish i could have mine in December lol, i ordered ultimate red as well with the light grey interior.

                I hope we don’t both turn up at the same wedding with identical cars, or is that just women that bother about outfits and things like that, lol.

                Do you know what amount of charge you are getting at time of picking up your new car and is there a cost for it, as per my other topic, as mine have apparently put a £50 charge on, without discussing it with me.

                #250595
                kezo
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                  as mine have apparently put a £50 charge on, without discussing it with me.

                  Thats naughty if they try to charge you with prior permission from you!

                  With a bit of luck, your dealer is just telling you that, to make them sound good giving you something. However I’d tell them where to go, if they do try it on, saying I could of charged alot charged it at home for a little over a fiver!

                   

                  #250600
                  Callmejohn
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                    Kezo, two problems with that one, I don’t want to get a car with very little charge, as I have said on the charging topic, it is totally unlike picking up the car with very little petrol/diesel, where you pop into your nearest patrol station and top up in five minutes, irrespective of cost.

                    The second problem I am having is that Blackwood Holmes who rent me my wheelchair house, one of six with three (including mine) having drive ways right up to the door with car ports. However that is now over seven weeks that they have sat on their lazy incompetent A*** doing nothing and not giving me permission for Ohme to start work on putting in a charging point. The first five weeks falling on absolutely deaf ears (albeit it was in writing) and the last two and a half weeks with the manager not getting any further forward. The complaint will be sent a step up on Monday.

                    #250611
                    Avatar photoStuart
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                      I ordered mine a few weeks after you then, wish i could have mine in December lol, i ordered ultimate red as well with the light grey interior.

                      I hope we don’t both turn up at the same wedding with identical cars, or is that just women that bother about outfits and things like that, lol. Do you know what amount of charge you are getting at time of picking up your new car and is there a cost for it, as per my other topic, as mine have apparently put a £50 charge on, without discussing it with me.

                      When i picked up my Kia soul it was fully charged and i expect the same from Hyundai, in fact i told the guy when i ordered it that i expected a full charge on collection and his reply was yes of course. I would be cancelling my car unless they gave me that 50 quid back. Which dealer was it by chance.

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                      #250616
                      Callmejohn
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                        Stuart, It was Hyundai Parks, East Kilbride. It was not the rep that I ordered the car with that told me that, but I had not noticed that it was on the second sheet of the invoice, that they had emailed, even although it was not discussed or part of the invoice price I had to pay for the car.

                        The dealer even tried to tell me that it was now the law that they had to charge for charging the car.  When I told him that it could not be true as most others were not charged, I just got a dumb look back.

                        #250625
                        kezo
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                          Kezo, two problems with that one, I don’t want to get a car with very little charge, as I have said on the charging topic, it is totally unlike picking up the car with very little petrol/diesel, where you pop into your nearest patrol station and top up in five minutes, irrespective of cost. The second problem I am having is that Blackwood Holmes who rent me my wheelchair house, one of six with three (including mine) having drive ways right up to the door with car ports. However that is now over seven weeks that they have sat on their lazy incompetent A*** doing nothing and not giving me permission for Ohme to start work on putting in a charging point. The first five weeks falling on absolutely deaf ears (albeit it was in writing) and the last two and a half weeks with the manager not getting any further forward. The complaint will be sent a step up on Monday.

                          From my own understanding HA’s are dubious of allowing the unstallation EVSE’s and tennants are left having to jump through hops and hurdles. You will find HA’s have nothing written in their rule books orcontracts regarding EVSE’s, which equally means you are speaking a foreign language requesting permission to have a charger installed. Thats not to say HA’s are dull and no nothing about, whats coming in the future because they do. Current law, which I understand Scotland is mirroring, currently only specifies that an EVSE needs to be fitted in new build homes. Because the law does not cover exisisting homes just yet, meaning HA’s/Landlords will be slow updating their own rules and won’t want to meet the cost of installation untill such time it becomes law. Equally there are a couple EVSE OLEV grants for landlords should they wish to install EVSE in tennants properties. Scotland I beleive is more genorous with these but, they still require part payment from the landlord.

                          When you contact them again, its worth stressing that there is no cost involved to them, as Motability will pick up the cost of having one installed. All you are asking for is permission.

                          If you find you are still jumping through hoops, which is likely if you are the first to request permission, you may find it helpful getting one of your MP’s involved. Phaedra although not in Scotland has had a similar longstanding battle with his HA. Only recently has the HA said they will allow installation, with @Phaedra being the guinea pig if you like, where the HA will write up a new set of rules for tennants.

                          Charging isn’t cheap away from home, so keep on at your HA 🙂

                           

                           

                          #250653
                          Avatar photoStuart
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                            <p style=”text-align: center;”>Just had a look on my invoice and there is no mention of any charge for charging on mine. I would defo knock that on the head or go elsewhere.</p>

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                            #250714
                            Ioniq
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                              I did ask my mobility sales person if the car would be charged to 100%, and it was.

                               

                               

                              #251151
                              Callmejohn
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                                Hi All,  Just had a call from Ryan at Hyundai Parks, East Kilbride, to say my car should be in the showroom next week (ordered 4th October and original delivery date was April) and he will contact the hand control people to get the hand controls fitted. I asked about the £50 charging cost, but he said that was o.k. they would cover the cost of a full charge.

                                I was still trying to get the o.k. from Blackwood Homes for my charger to be fitted, after over 9 weeks. They were to get back to me today, but I had to end up phoning them yet again. But they have now o.k. it and will send me an email shortly to verify it, to forward on to Motability and Ohme (the next fun step).

                                So the only thing now is to arrange for the personalised number plates to be ready to change over, which will be the first time I have changed them to another car, I don’t mean physically as the garage will fit the new one with my personal number plate.

                                So was originally quite happy to get it in April, but it is what it is and I should just be chuffed to be getting a nice new (and momentarily, externally shiny and clean) car.

                                #251155
                                Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                                  Hi All, Just had a call from Ryan at Hyundai Parks, East Kilbride, to say my car should be in the showroom next week (ordered 4th October and original delivery date was April) and he will contact the hand control people to get the hand controls fitted. I asked about the £50 charging cost, but he said that was o.k. they would cover the cost of a full charge. I was still trying to get the o.k. from Blackwood Homes for my charger to be fitted, after over 9 weeks. They were to get back to me today, but I had to end up phoning them yet again. But they have now o.k. it and will send me an email shortly to verify it, to forward on to Motability and Ohme (the next fun step). So the only thing now is to arrange for the personalised number plates to be ready to change over, which will be the first time I have changed them to another car, I don’t mean physically as the garage will fit the new one with my personal number plate. So was originally quite happy to get it in April, but it is what it is and I should just be chuffed to be getting a nice new (and momentarily, externally shiny and clean) car.

                                  Hello could I ask is your charge cable with Blackwood homes going over a communial path on to communial parking ? My property is lease hold and I was told by one person at longhurst housing I wouldn’t be granted permission as my cable would cross path ( it would be covered by a mat ) and parking is communial ie not my own drive way which I knew . It’s still on going with me I’m waiting to see prices January 2nd the head office is close to relations so I can go there in the new year

                                  #251164
                                  kezo
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                                    Hello could I ask is your charge cable with Blackwood homes going over a communial path on to communial parking ? My property is lease hold and I was told by one person at longhurst housing I wouldn’t be granted permission as my cable would cross path ( it would be covered by a mat ) and parking is communial ie not my own drive way which I knew . It’s still on going with me I’m waiting to see prices January 2nd the head office is close to relations so I can go there in the new year

                                    You have a driveway going up towards your house, A pathway running alongside going to your front door and Longhurst housing are saying this is communial!

                                    You need to speak with someone else Mike or put an a permission form in!

                                    https://electriccarchargersuk.co.uk/2022/12/19/case-study-longhurst-group/

                                    Rented private homes, HA’s and the likes, are going to get a rude awakening in the next few years, regarding EVSE’s when the next changes to the law come’s in. Yet they look a gift horse in the mouth of having one fitted for free!

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                                    #251165
                                    kezo
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                                      Great news Callmejohn 🙂

                                      #251167
                                      Phaedra
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                                        @Menorca Mike

                                        Ohme won’t fit a charger with a cable going over a path, covering it with a mat isn’t legal as it’s still a potential trip hazard.  That’s why I got onto KerboCharge and had the cable gully fitted, it’s fully highways agency approved.  They’re currently in talks with Motability so it may come on to the scheme as an option.

                                        My local council wanted £600 for the installation but dropped it to £300.  My HA seem to be happy with it and Ohme have also said it’s OK and will go ahead with the install.  I’m just waiting for the HA to sort out their final approval.

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

                                        #251168
                                        Callmejohn
                                        Participant

                                          Hi Mike, No my driveway under my carport, is right next to my front door of my house.

                                          The only problem is that Ohme have now asked if I can have the charger can be fitted right next to the electricity meter, but the other side of the house door and car, which i do not want the cable passing over the path to my door. They are saying that the cable will need to run and be fitted externally round my doorway externally, when I thought they could run it through my loft as we are only talking about five meters apart.

                                          They also said that if it was situated at the electrical box, then there would be no extra charge (in a previous email), suggesting that if not, then there may be an extra charge although that was not suggested today on the phone.

                                          Ohme said it would be some time in January before the charger would be fitted, which I can understand at this time of the year, with the festive holidays, although I do blame Ebeneezer for starting it all by giving Bob Cratchit Christmas Day off.

                                          #251171
                                          Callmejohn
                                          Participant

                                            Great news Callmejohn ?

                                            Cheers Kezo.

                                            #251172
                                            kezo
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                                              The only problem is that Ohme have now asked if I can have the charger can be fitted right next to the electricity meter, but the other side of the house door and car, which i do not want the cable passing over the path to my door. They are saying that the cable will need to run and be fitted externally round my doorway externally, when I thought they could run it through my loft as we are only talking about five meters apart. They also said that if it was situated at the electrical box, then there would be no extra charge (in a previous email), suggesting that if not, then there may be an extra charge although that was not suggested today on the phone.

                                              Where is the logic in that?

                                              The cable to the charger should go tight up under the eaves and drop down to the charger or at ground level or under the door cill, to where you want the charger. Putting it where they have suggested would create a trip hazard and who would be liable for that!

                                              Either way it should not trigger a non standard install and/or additional cost by you….

                                               

                                              You might need a non-standard installation if:

                                              Your parking space is not directly next to your home

                                              Your charging unit needs to be mounted on something other than your home, like a fence or a post

                                              The cable route from your meter or unit is longer than 15 metres

                                              The chargepoint provider needs to drill through more than one wall for the cable route

                                              Your electrical equipment needs to be upgraded

                                              https://www.motability.co.uk/whats-available/electric-cars/charging/home-charging/

                                              #251178
                                              Carmad
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                                                Hi Mike, No my driveway under my carport, is right next to my front door of my house. The only problem is that Ohme have now asked if I can have the charger can be fitted right next to the electricity meter, but the other side of the house door and car, which i do not want the cable passing over the path to my door. They are saying that the cable will need to run and be fitted externally round my doorway externally, when I thought they could run it through my loft as we are only talking about five meters apart. They also said that if it was situated at the electrical box, then there would be no extra charge (in a previous email), suggesting that if not, then there may be an extra charge although that was not suggested today on the phone. Ohme said it would be some time in January before the charger would be fitted, which I can understand at this time of the year, with the festive holidays, although I do blame Ebeneezer for starting it all by giving Bob Cratchit Christmas Day off.

                                                 

                                                My installation went from fuse box in the hall up through the loft along 10 metres then outside and down to the charger on the outside wall in the carport. All in all approximately 15 metres of cable.  The installer was more than use to do this at my request as I didn’t want the cables tunnelling interior walls. No extra charges at all.

                                                It can be done.  Whether they want to is obviously another matter.  Best of luck.

                                                #251187
                                                Ioniq
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                                                  I.ve had my Ioniq 5 for a couple of weeks now, and it really is a spaceship. It is less intrusive than my last car, which was always tugging the car into the centre of the lane. No more DSG gearbox lag.

                                                  The view out the car is very clear and unobstructed. I never use the rear view mirror and only the side mirrors, after driving a lorry and vans. It has normal door mirrors, not the digital ones. They blind spot cameras activating on the indicator stalk is brilliant. I guess the HUD is the best part..that should be standard on every car.

                                                  I dont have any problem with range. When I had my petrol car i topped it up when it got to 150 miles left and do the same with this.

                                                  I thought my last car had good tech. But 3 years later and the Ioniq blew it out of the water.

                                                  #251188
                                                  kezo
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                                                    @Ioniq what mpkWh are you getting, are your journys mostly local?

                                                    #251204
                                                    Ioniq
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                                                      @kezo

                                                      I.ve not done a great many miles, but it says 2.7m/kw thingy.

                                                      I have the heat at 22-26 and the heated steering wheel on…its marvelous. I have the regen paddles off, unless going down a steep hill. Am still trying the thing out.

                                                      I was gonna ask you a technical question Kezo.

                                                      I have a smart meter fitted, and its only single phase, but have 3 phase into the house.

                                                      Will my power supplier upgrade the meter to 3 phase if I asked?

                                                      Dont know if you do residential stuff or commercial.

                                                      #251205
                                                      MFillingham
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                                                        2.7 in winter with the heating on is pretty decent this time of year.  That’s a maximum range of 210 miles in a cold patch in winter, which is more than enough.

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