The South Korean automaker has recently said it will feature the North American introduction of the Ioniq range during the upcoming New York Auto Show, scheduled to start on March 23.
The carmaker has already revealed the KDM-home specked models and also brought the European configurations over earlier this month during the Geneva Motor Show, and now it’s time for the eco-friendly hatchback to get its US-spec North American presentation. As we already know, the Ioniq can be had in three green versions: regular hybrid, plug in hybrid and fully electric vehicle. So far we only know the US specification models are coming to the NYIAS (New York International Auto Show), with technical details to be announced during the launch event.
But we already know the European models pack the same powertrains as the South Korean models, so no surprises are expected. The Ioniq hybrid combines a 1.6-liter GDI petrol engine, an electric motor, and a 1.56 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack for a maximum combined output of 141 horsepower. The beefier and greener Ioniq plug-in hybrid is almost identical but comes with a bigger 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery which is enough to allow the model to go on electricity alone for more than 31 miles. The Ioniq EV has no internal combustion engine and features a beefier electric motor that alone packs 120 hp and 218 pound-feet of torque. It also uses a massive 28 kWh lithium-ion battery, granting it a top speed of 103 mph and an all-electric range of more than 155 miles on a single, full charge.