Hyundai Ioniq: First Look – Cars.com News

Competes with: Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf

Looks like: Hyundai doesn’t believe gas prices will certainly remain reduced forever

Under the hood: A 104-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder along with a 32 kilowatt electric motor (combined output 139 hp) and a six-rate dual-clutch automatic transmission (hybrid); a 1.6-liter four-cylinder along with a 45 kW electric motor and six-rate dual-clutch automatic transmission (plug-in hybrid);  88 kW max energy electric motor (battery electric version).

Hyundai is making use of the 2016 Geneva Motor Reveal to unveil this brand-new lineup of hybrid and electric vehicles to be sold under the Ioniq banner.

Related: More 2016 Geneva Motor Reveal Coverage

Exterior

Regardless of powertrain, the cars sport the exact same coupe-adore sedan design. Hyundai says the make offers a reduced coefficient of drag, which you’d anticipate in a automobile trying for efficiency.

There are contrasting colors at the base of the bumper and 9 exterior color choices, however just what stands out the a lot of is Hyundai’s large, hexagonal grille. Taken as a whole, the IONIQ cars do not really stand out that much, unlike the futuristic make of the most recent Toyota Prius.

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Hyundai Ioniq lineup

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Interior

Hyundai is mum regard details for the interior, so we’ll mostly have actually to wait until we observe it regard the Reveal floor. They do point out it follows a “Purified High-Tech” tip … and will certainly have actually Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. So there’s that, I guess.

Under the Hood

There are 3 powertrains depending regard which model is chosen. There’s a 104-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder along with a 32 kilowatt electric motor (combined output 139 hp) and six-rate dual-clutch automatic transmission (hybrid); a 1.6-liter four-cylinder along with a 45 kW electric motor and six-rate dual-clutch automatic transmission (plug-in hybrid); or an 88 kW max energy electric motor (battery electric version).

Hyundai says the plug-in version will certainly grab about 31 miles of pure-electric range regard a complete charge until the gas engine has actually to kick in, depending regard the environment. The electric version is anticipated to have actually a wide array of about 155 miles.

Despite every one of the details, Hyundai didn’t as soon as possible launch mileage estimates. Provided that this is a mileage-focused auto it’d be reasonable to ask: “Isn’t really it Ioniq … do not you think?”

Safety

Hyundai has actually position a great deal of Protection features regard the Ioniq, featuring automatic emergency braking, a lane departure system, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control.

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