The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is one of the most promoted cars of recent times because it has been demanding unobstructed attention to its three-way line up including a hybrid, plug-in and a fully electric model.
Majority of the information related to the car is available and there’s some new details to be added.
The electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq is the celebrated model of them all. It gets rid of the gasoline engine completely. The model was showcased at the Geneva motor show where the company proudly claimed that they managed to achieve 155-mile range. Sadly, it looks like Hyundai may not be able to keep up its word. In a recent update, the company confirmed that it will achieve just 110 miles on a single charge.
Despite the decreased mile range, the electric version of the Ioniq 2017 edition will make no compromise on the performance front. The car will deliver 120 horsepower as promised earlier combined with 215 lb feet of torque. The model is powered by a 28 kilowatt lithium ion battery. The technical information behind the reduced mile range could be bit confusing for the average consumer. In simple terms, it’s all about about the NEDC, the European driving cycle and their procedure with regards to emission that led to the reduced range.
Next in the lineup is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid powered by a 1.6-liter four -cylinder engine and an electric motor with a capacity of 8.9 kWh. The plug-in will offer a meager range of 31 miles per charge which is not big in terms of numbers but should be a fuel efficient option for those who choose to combine it with the gasoline engine. However, there could be slight variations in the number. Hyundai has been backtracking on many of their promises made at the Geneva show.
The third in the list is the conventional hybrid model with a 1.56 kWh battery. It has two different driving modes including an eco and a sports mode. The design aesthetics of these three cars are different from one another. Hexagonal grille and C-shaped LED daytime lights is unique to the hybrid model while the 16-inch alloy wheels is an exclusive addition to the plug-in model. The Ioniq electric model features low beam LED headlamps with eco-spoke wheels.
The cars will be displayed at the show floor in the New York auto show which kickstarts on March 25th and will continue to be open till April 3rd.