All-new Hyundai Ioniq: Hyundai enters the hybrid game.
We have seen over the last few years a host of hybrid vehicles enter the market as consumers are becoming more and more conscious about the need to reduce pollution and greenhouse emissions, or are just simply fed up with the ever-increasing cost of fuel.
Hyundai, already a player in the hybrid segment with the midsize Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata PHEV, is planning to take an ever greater share of the green car club with the upcoming and all-new Hyundai IONIQ, Hyundai’s first vehicle that will be exclusively offered with an electric engine.
Unveiled first in January 2016, the IONIQ made its official debut a few months later at the Geneva Auto Show.
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Three eco-friendly, fuel-efficient Hyundai IONIQ models to choose from
When the Hyundai IONIQ hits the market in the next few months, it will be offered with three engine configurations. There will be a hybrid model as well as plug-in hybrid model, as well as an all-electric version. The Hyundai IONIQ therefore becomes the first vehicle to be offered in both hybrid, PHEV and 100 % electric variants.
The hybrid models will be powered by a 1.6-liter, gas-powered, four-cylinder engine that delivers 141 horsepower which will be combined with an electric engine. Thanks to a powerful 8.9-kWh battery, the IONIQ PHEV will be able to reach 50 kilometers driving on pure electric power from its 45-kWh engine only before reverting back to the gas-powered engine.
The third variant, the fully-electric model, will be powered by a 88-kWh or 120-horsepower electric engine. According to the Korean automaker, the electric version of the IONIQ will be able to reach 280 kilometers before having to recharge.
We don’t have all the information regarding the new Hyundai IONIQ yet, but we do know that it will have a drag coefficient of just 0.24, making it one of the most aerodynamic vehicles on the market when it launches. A low drag coefficient not only makes a given vehicle a lot quieter, but it also makes it more efficient, and usually is the result of a sleek design that will allow a model to stand out in the crowd.
The all-new Hyundai IONIQ offered at competitive prices
Although we do not yet have the official prices of the new Hyundai IONIQ, pricing information has been unveiled in Europe. The versions will differ, but if North America keeps the same pricing structure as they have in Europe, the IONIQ will have a lower starting price than the Toyota Prius, its main competitor.
We will have to wait to learn more about the new Hyundai IONIQ. In the meantime, contact us today to receive all the latest information on Hyundai’s next and all-new hybrid and electric vehicle!