The 2016 New York International Auto Show saw the unveiling of the cutting-edge 2017 Hyundai Ioniq — the first ever vehicle on planet Earth to offer three unique, eco-focused, electrified powertrains on one, dedicated vehicle platform. The Hyundai Ioniq’s uncompromising design prioritizes extreme energy efficiency without sacrificing driving performance.
The sleek, aerodynamic Ioniq comes with the option of a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric powertrain. Every one of the three distinct powertrain options offers a cleaner means of transportation that still boasts exhilarating speed and dynamic handling drivers expect from a Hyundai.
The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid are both equipped with Kappa 1.6 direct-injected Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engines that provide 104 horsepower and 109 pound-feet of torque. This engine was built for use in a hybrid vehicle and is paired with six-speed double-clutch transmission that boasts smooth, easy shifting, creating a more engaging, pleasurable driving experience.
The Ioniq’s electric motor cranks out an estimated 32 kW (43 horsepower) with an estimated maximum torque of 125 pound-feet. It’s powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity, which is strategically positioned under the rear passenger seats for maximum efficiency. In conjunction with with the 1.6-liter direct-injected engine, Ioniq Hybrids offer a combined output of 139 horsepower, with low emissions, radical fuel efficiency and practically unlimited range. With the Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid model, drivers can use the all-electric mode to travel a range of over 25 miles, making it a super-green option for running errands locally.
And for the driver seeking the greenest possible option, the 100% electricity-powered Ioniq Electric uses a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery to deliver an estimated driving range of 110 miles. But this won’t feel like driving a golf cart, the Ioniq’s electric motor cranks out 120 horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque using its single-speed reduction gear transmission, boasting a 125 MPGe rating.
Mike O’Brien, vice president of Corporate and Product Planning for Hyundai Motor America, said the Ioniq is poised to capture the imaginations of a whole new generation of drivers, and reignite the passions of long-time Hyundai drivers looking to drive on the bleeding edge of automotive technology.
“Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” said O’Brien. “With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity, and advanced technologies, Ioniq meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles.”
Hyundai designers deliberately packed the exterior aesthetics of the Ioniq with visual expressions of its future-focused character. Its fluid exterior lines and aerodynamic body lines accentuate a sporty profile reminiscent of a hatchback. And the car doesn’t just look slick, when combined with various other smart efficiency solutions, it produce a class-leading 0.24 coefficient of drag.
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