The South Korean automaker looks proud of its latest baby – the Ioniq, which needs to spawn a series of three eco-conscious models: a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a full electric.
The manufacturer has decided to grant us with two new official photos depicting the first in the series – the Ioniq hybrid, while also delivering additional useful information about the model. First off, we get a confirmation of the previously released details – from the series of three models to the IONIQ Hybrid variant being the first to see the dealerships and using a regular hybrid system that packs a new 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder petrol engine sporting 103 horsepower and a 43.5-hp electric motor, which draws power from a Lithium-Ion polymer battery pack, The total power is of 141 hp, delivered to the wheels via a newly developed dual-clutch 6-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai says the electric motor will allow for a pure electric mode at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (120 km/h), with the battery pack housed beneath the rear bench for an uncompromising usage of the cabin and cargo area. Active and passive aerodynamic body elements have allowed for a Cd drag coefficient of 0.24 – the front features wheel air curtains, and there are also numerous details such as the rear spoiler and diffuser, side sill moldings, floor undercover, as well as closed wheel design. The model also comes with an ECO-DAS (Eco-Driving Assistant System) that can enable the “most efficient battery charging or extra motor assistance as required by the predicted road conditions” – it matches the GPS route to real-traffic conditions. Also at hand are safety and assistance systems such as the autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning system (LDWS), lane keeping assist system (LKAS), as well as smart cruise control. The Ioniq Hybrid also has a seven-inch display instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a wireless inductive charging pad (Qi standard) for mobile phones.