All-New Hyundai IONIQ EV 660

The Hyundai Ioniq, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, is a historic vehicle – the first from a major automaker to be offered in three versions, all of them electrified: the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-In and Ioniq Electric.The first to hit showrooms will be the Ioniq Hybrid, featuring a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 32 kW electric motor. Hyundai hopes for an EPA rating of 50 mpg, good enough to challenge a certain Japanese hybrid. Indeed, the Koreans do seem to be taking aim at Prince Prius, saying that the Ioniq’s driving experience will be “more dynamic” than other hybrids.

The Ioniq Electric will have an 88 kW (120 hp) electric motor, a 28-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and a range that is estimated at between 110 and 140 miles on the US test cycle.

The next model expected to arrive will be the Ioniq Plug-In, with an 8.9 kWh battery and an electric range of 22 to 26 miles.

The first Ioniqs are expected to arrive in early 2017. Hyundai has set an ambitious global sales goal of 77,000 Ioniq Hybrids in the first year.

Prices start from €28,500 which includes the €5,000 government grant.



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SOURCE: HyundaiGreen Car Reports