The South Korean automaker has announced the approaching introduction of the Euro-spec Ioniq range of models, with all three variations to be showcased in front of the public during the Swiss event.
So far we have only seen pictures and details with the Ioniq hybrid and Ioniq electric versions, meaning the Geneva presentation will feature for the first time the plug-in hybrid derivation. The first one we met was the Ioniq Hybrid, which had a 1.6-liter GDI petrol engine with 105 horsepower (78 kW) assisted by an electric motor with 44 hp (32 kW) for a total combined output of 141 hp (104 kW). The model is also packing a 1.56-kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery and will emit just 79 grams CO2 per kilometer in combined cycle, according to the automaker.
Earlier this week we were treated to the first details concerning the Ioniq Electric and the battery-only vehicle uses an electric motor and a 28-kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery. By the way, according to the European specifications, the EV has a single charge range of more than 155 miles (250 km), which trumps the one in the South Korean version by about 50 miles (80 km). The model has a max power of 120 hp (88 kW) and an instant maximum torque of 218 pound-feet (295 Nm) that will enable it to top out at 103 miles per hour (165 kilometers per hour).
The third brother in the pack is the Ioniq Plug-In that has the same 1.6 GDI from the Hybrid combined with a more powerful 61-hp (45 kW) electric motor working together with a 8.9-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. Co2 emissions stand at 32 g/km and the model can go on electricity alone for more than 31 miles (50 kilometers). All three models have a Cd value of 0.24 and can pack a wide array of safety and assistance systems, including autonomous emergency braking, blind spot detection, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.