The completely new Hyundai IONIQ will be available in three versions: hybrid, plug-in and electric. Such approach of the concern is something completely new in the automotive world. So far, manufacturers have offered different versions of the drive in most different cars. We had the opportunity to be on the official presentation of these vehicles that took place a few days ago at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Increasing stringent emissions standards, and the desire to provide fuel-saving solutions, make hybrid cars even more affordable, or even fully electric. Hyundai in the case of the IONIQ decided to approach the topic in quite an unusual way. Its three versions will have the same name and will look almost identical. The only exception is the fully electric version, which has no front air intakes. However, bodywork, interior fittings, etc. will be a common feature of all three models. Unfortunately, we have not had the opportunity to go through IONIQ yet, but below you will find the information we already know about this innovative vehicle. Let’s start with the differences between the versions.
Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid (Hybrid)
Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid car is equipped with a combination of two engines: exhaust and electric. The first is a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 105 hp (147 Nm). The second is powered by 43.5 hp and as much as 170 Nm. Overall, the IONIQ Hybrid will be able to offer 141 hp and 265 Nm, and the maximum speed is limited to 185 km / h. Power on the front wheels is transmitted by the new 6-gear automatic transmission. Lithium-Polymer batteries have a capacity of 1.56 kWh and allow, like typical hybrids, to move without the aid of a combustion engine in the stopper, and also at a low speed car park.
Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in
The plug-in version of the Hyundai IONIQ car is similar in many respects to the hybrids. The same internal combustion engine (1.6 l, 105 hp and 147 Nm) was used, but the electric motor is much stronger – 61 hp. Much larger batteries are also available – up to 8.9 kWh. This will allow you to drive 50 km in electric mode. Of course, this version can be recharged from the outlet or from publicly accessible charging stations.
Hyundai IONIQ Electric (electric)
The electric Hyundai IONIQ has a 120 hp (295 Nm) power engine and a 28 kWh battery pack. This version of the vehicle is not equipped with a special gearbox. The wide operating range of the electric motor allows acceleration from 0 to 165 km / h (the limit is limited) using only one gear ratio. Range? 250 km. The manufacturer declares that charging up to 80% of the battery will take only 24 minutes from the 100 kW charger.
All three versions of the Hyundai IONIQ will be equipped with an iBAU braking energy recovery system and specially developed for this model of the reduced friction tire from Michelin. Lower fuel consumption will also help: a very low cx of 0.24 and special backfill, including active Plug-in front latches.
Hyundai has not forgotten the fans of new technology. IONIQ can be equipped with TomTom Live navigation with a 7 year subscription, which will give the driver up-to-date information on speed cameras, traffic jam and weather. Now it’s clear that Android Auto integrates seamlessly with your smartphone with your car, giving you access to key applications, Google Maps, phone, news, music, etc. The IONIQ can be equipped with a wireless charger for smartphones.
Safety at IONIQ
Hyundai did not forget to equip IONIQ with the latest solutions to actively improve safety. These are the lane assistant, the blind spot warning system, the transverse movement information system, the active cruise control, and the most important: automatic emergency braking in the event of a risk of overtaking on the preceding vehicle. Most of these systems are present in the latest SUV of the concern Tucson, on the example that you will soon have the opportunity to see in practice the above mentioned systems.