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MIAS 2023: Hyundai electrifies the show with the Ioniq 6

The Stargazer also gets a more premium six-seater variant

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a sleek, aerodynamic fastback. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

During the first day of the 2023 Manila International Auto Show, all eyes were on Hyundai Motor Philippines as the Korean brand introduced the Ioniq 6. Hyped as “Electrified Streamliner,” this electric sedan has a sleek and stylish exterior ornamented with Hyundai’s 3D parametric lighting.

The Ioniq 6 features the Parametric Pixel lighting found in other Hyundai vehicles. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

This EV runs on Hyundai’s Electric Global Modular Platform, similar to the Ioniq 5. While there are no official specs yet for our local model, Hyundai claims it has a maximum range of up to 545km with a 77.4kWh battery, and a top speed of 185km/h.

Thankfully, Hyundai didn't add black wheel arches to the Stargazer. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

You’ll also be able to see a new variant of the Stargazer. Whereas higher-end models in its class try to be more SUV-like, Hyundai’s MPV gets a more premium six-seater with two captain’s chairs in the second row.

The second row now has two captain's chairs. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

HMPH says the Ioniq 6 will be launched later this year with an estimated price of around P4 million.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a Stargazer or a Creta, you can visit the exhibit for a P10,000 discount voucher for qualified purchases.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.