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One of the most important EV reveals of 2022, the Ioniq 6 is almost ready for prime time. Meanwhile, the electric sedan has been spied during final testing after juicing up its battery at a charging station. Even though its premiere is inching closer, the prototype was still heavily camouflaged to conceal its final look. As you might have heard, there were apparently some last-minute changes to the design, so Hyundai wants to keep them a secret.

After the man with the camera stalks the prototype in traffic, the spy video gets even more interesting from the 1:29 mark. We can see none other than Albert Biermann, former President and Head of the Research and Development (R&D) Division for the Hyundai Group. Currently serving as the automotive conglomerate's Executive Technical Advisor, the man responsible for sporty cars like the i30 N and Kia Stinger hopped behind the wheel of the Ioniq 6.

Peeking through the mesh camo at the back are the vertical lights akin to those of the Prophecy concept. Much like the Ioniq 5 crossover, the new sedan adopts the pixel light theme and seemingly has a variation of the interesting rear spoiler installed on the 2020 showcar. Overall, Hyundai's answer to the Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4 already looks quite interesting despite the bulky disguise.

In production-ready flavor, the Ioniq 6 is said to be two centimeters (0.8 inches) longer than originally intended. Corroborated with redesigned bumpers and the use of a larger 77.4-kWh battery pack, the sedan is expected to travel farther between charging cycles. Inside, we've heard it will have slimmer bezels for the side-by-side screens compared to what you'll find in the Ioniq 5.

Hyundai will allegedly unveil the 2023 Ioniq 6 in June and kick off production about a month later at its Asan Plant in South Korea. At launch, the top-spec model is rumored to have all-wheel drive and around 300 horsepower from dual electric motors. While an N version of the Ioniq 5 has been spied, it's unclear whether the sedan will also get the sporty treatment. For what it's worth, the E-GMP platform used by both models is good for a substantial 576 hp and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) in the Kia EV6 GT.

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