The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is a subcompact hatchback that comes as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or an all-electric model; it’s a vital new player worldwide of high-efficiency cars and trucks.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is a five-door hatchback that damages brand-new ground among the most fuel-efficient and also “environment-friendly” cars and trucks by supplying three various powertrains: crossbreed, all-electric, as well as plug-in hybrid. While a number of manufacturers use plug-in variants of conventional hybrids, Hyundai is the first to include a battery-electric model without any engine in any way.
The Ioniq Hybrid will certainly compete with the Toyota Prius– whose fuel-economy scores Hyundai is aiming to beat– as well as the Ford C-Max hatchback and crossbreed versions of several mid-size cars, including the larger Hyundai Sonata, as well as the Ford Combination, Kia Optima, and also Toyota Camry.
The Ioniq Electric, on the other hand, faces the Nissan Fallen leave, Volkswagen e-Golf, and also BMW i3, while the Ioniq Plug-In (the last to get here) is positioned versus the Chevrolet Volt, the plug-in Toyota Prius Prime, and also plug-in crossbreed models of the C-Max, Combination, Sonata, and also Optima.
Hyundai claims the Ioniq Hybrid will be the very popular version, as well as it wants to develop the brand-new Ioniq name as a single as well as well-recognized version across all three sorts of effective lorry. Together with its sister brand Kia, it hopes to become the world’s second highest-volume seller of fuel-efficient, electric, and also fuel-cell cars by 2020, and the Ioniq represents a significant financial investment toward that goal.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Style
The Ioniq is based on some of the same underpinnings as the Elantra little sedan, itself redesigned for 2017. And the Ioniq is deliberately standard looking, or as “typical” as a high-tailed five-door hatchback with a low drag coefficient can be. It leads off with Hyundai’s trapezoidal grille, flanked by fronts lights that sweep dramatically back right into the fenders.
The windscreen is considerably raked, yet the body sides are flat, with a horizontal accent line that leads into conventionally-shaped taillights. To puts it simply, the Ioniq is no Toyota Prius or Nissan Leaf– to the factor that it could pass unnoticed in web traffic in spite of its sophisticated propulsion systems. Hyundai says that it has a drag coefficient of 0.24, amongst the most affordable for manufacturing autos (confirming that aerodynamic performance does not have to look unusual).
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Powertrains
The crossbreed Ioniq is powered by a direct-injected 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine creating about 104 horsepower as well as 109 lb-ft of torque. A single 32-kilowatt (43-hp) electrical motor rests between the engine and also a 6-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. Maximum outcome of the powertrain is 139 hp, and also it drives the front wheels. A 1.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack sits under the back seat to recapture or else wasted power, returning it to power the electric motor, which could supplement the engine torque or power the Ioniq by itself under light loads at reduced speeds. The Ioniq Plug-In uses a similar powertrain, yet its electric motor is extra effective, at 45 kw (60 hp) and also its 8.9-kwh battery pack is approximated to supply an all-electric range of more than 25 miles.
The Ioniq Electric varies from the pair of hybrids in several means. For one, the grille is changed by a blanking panel to identify it visually from the combustion-powered Ioniqs. Inside, Hyundai has actually replaced the conventional shift as well as parking-brake bars on the tunnel with a collection of switches and the controller for the interactive display screen in the center of the control panel. Its 28-kwh battery pack offers an estimated range of 110 miles by means of an 88-kw (120-hp) electric motor that is the cars and truck’s sole source of propulsion. The pack, nevertheless, lies under the back seat, in between the rear wheels, and also under the tons bay, rather than under the traveler compartment floor as in a Nissan Fallen leave– a design decision that reduces the cars and truck but cuts into freight area.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Owning enjoyment
The Ioniq’s front seats are reduced yet well-bolstered, as well as the rear seat will certainly suit two adults with only a little bargaining for legroom with front-seat riders. Several of the indoor products integrate recycled or sustainable materials, including plastic door covers whose material consists of volcanic rock as well as powdered timber. (It really feels no various compared to basic plastic.).
Most automobiles this size typically aren’t used as family members transport, but for a couple of individuals– as well as Hyundai emphasizes that the Ioniq was designed to be enjoyable to own, providing even more reliable transportation with “no concessions” in satisfaction. The Hybrid and Plug-In designs use a multi-link back suspension, though the Electric makes do with a less complex torsion-beam back axle that leaves more room for its bigger battery pack.
Hyundai notes that the low-mounted battery packs offer all Ioniq designs a reduced facility of gravity, and that the suspension has been specifically tuned to work with low-rolling-resistance tires on 15-, 16-, or 17-inch wheels. While the power scores are only average for subcompact automobiles, the Ioniq’s light-weight building ought to make it responsive.
The Ioniq has seven airbags, and also is fitted with the most recent list of active-safety systems, consisting of flexible cruise control, blind-spot screens with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and also forward-collision warnings with automated emergency stopping and pedestrian discovery.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will certainly show up in U.S. dealers late in 2016 or early in 2017. Last specs, scores, and prices will certainly be revealed better to that date.