It is an industry first, one car available with three different powertrain options - The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Electric are both available now with the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid joining the range in 2017. However, IONIQ is not all about reducing emissions and lowered running costs, Hyundai has designed the IONIQ to also be fun to drive with ride and handling characteristics that make driving a pleasure.
In the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid the 32kW electric motor works in conjuction with the efficient petrol engine to deliver both power and efficiency. The petrol engine and electric motor together offer a total power output of 141PS.
Electrical power is stored in a compact 1.56kWh battery which is mainly recharged by storing energy usually lost under braking. This electrical power is available immediately from rest resulting in sprightly performance from a standstill.
The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid features a powerful 8.9kWh battery powering a 45kW electric motor allowing for more than 31 miles of emission-free motoring. The battery can be recharged on the move or by plugging the car into an external power source.
When extra power is required the electric motor and petrol engine operate together to achieve a considerable performance increase while achieving the range of an internal combustion engined car.
The 88kW electric motor found in the Hyundai IONIQ Electric provides high-torque performance from a standstill offering a 0-62mph time from just 9.9 seconds.
The car comes equipped with a 28kWh battery allowing for a range of up to 174 miles on a single charge (based on the standard NEDC test). The battery is located low in the chassis to lower the centre of gravity and improve responsivness and handling.
The Hyundai IONIQ has been designed from the ground up to be both efficient and enjoyable to drive. The sleek design is very aerodynamic which not only improves efficiency but also reduces wind noise in the cabin making for a more relaxing drive.
The IONIQ's low centre of gravity is combined with a light, strong and rigid body to give a car has agile handling, surprising performance and is a joy to drive - All of this despite offering low CO2 emissions and excellent fuel economy.
The IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models feature a brand new, highly efficent 1.6 GDi petrol engine (40% thermal efficiency) combined with an advanced electric motor with power being transferred through a 6 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
The IONIQ Electric is powered soley by electricty for smooth, near-silent motoring. With it's range of powertrain options IONIQ offers an unbeatable mix of efficiency and performance.
The Hyundai IONIQ is one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars on sale today with a drag coefficient of just 0.24. The IONIQ's curves have been specially designed to direct the airflow over and around the car to keep air resistance to a minimum.
Active air flaps are located in the grille which open and close as required to ensure maximum aerodynamic performance while air intakes next to the LED daytime running lights direct curtains of air around the front wheels to minimise drag.
The IONIQ's interior is sleekly designed, clutter free and packed with technology. The centre of the dashboard is dominated by the 8" touchscreen that houses that satellite navigation and offers seamless smartphone connectivity with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support meaning you have control of your music, calls and navigation at your fingertips.
In front of the driver you will find a dual-mode digital instrument cluster which changes design and colour depending on which drive mode is selected.
The IONIQ features 7 airbags along with a high strength body structure to keep those inside the car safe in the event of accident. However the IONIQ also features a range of technlogies to prevent the accident happening in the first place, these are known as active safety features. These advanced driver assistance technologies use built-in radar, cameras and ultra-sonic sensors to keep you on the right track.
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