What is it like on the inside?
Where the Ioniq 5 is determinedly a lounge, the EV6 has a cockpit, which is probably the biggest difference between the two. It forgoes the Hyundai’s flat floor and moveable centre console in favour of a static centre section (with tonnes of storage) and a much more intimate feel.
Still, you will recognise the dual 12.3-inch screens, the left-hand side one being touchscreen and controlling all your infotainment needs, the one directly in front being info-only and displaying speed, running info, charge, estimated range and suchlike. It’s a little busy at first, but you quickly get used to it.
Even better, there are actual knobs to control temperature and a haptic bar between them to do all the other stuff. It’s well laid out, although, again, it can take a few minutes to get your head around the various functions. It’s full of detail though, and feels forward-thinking, rather than an agglomeration of elements.
What's the quality like?
Excellent. There’s the now-familiar use of recycled PET bottles in the dash plastics, ‘vegan’ fake leather and all the hipsterish PR, but generally, quality is excellent, design is intuitive and attractive and it all works.
There’s no shortage of buttons – from the steering wheel to the centre console to the touchscreen/haptic bar – but once you’ve got the displays how you want them, it’s relatively easy to learn and graphically crisp.
Comfortable, too – while not quite as spacious as the Ioniq 5 there’s plenty of space for passengers front and rear – while also visually pleasing with lots of clever storage solutions and neat touches without going overkill.
Is the boot spacious?
The EV6 might be smaller than the Ioniq 5 in terms of interior volume, but that doesn’t actually mean it’s small – it still manages 490-litres with the back seats in place and 1,300 with them folded, versus 527 and 1,587 litres respectively, while there’s also space under the floor for charging cables.
There’s also a 20-litre frunk for small items under the front bonnet (again slightly less than the 57 litres of the Ioniq 5) – again not acres, but you should just manage to squeeze a charging cable in there.