The Hyundai Ioniq is a three-pronged attack on the Toyota Prius – The Verge



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Since last year, Hyundai has actually been trickling out news regarding the Ioniq — the hybrid it hopes can easily dethrone the Toyota Prius.

Now we’ve seen it in individual at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle is unique in the industry since it uses 3 various powertrains on one platform: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and complete electric.

It’s the latter two that are the a lot of interesting. The plug-in hybrid will certainly usage a 8.9 kWh battery to go as much as 50 kilometers (about 30 miles) on electric electricity prior to the petrol engine kicks in to get hold of you the remainder of your journey.

The all-electric Ioniq packs a 28 kWh lithium-ion pack, great for 250 km of range or regarding 155 miles, and starting about €38,000. That’s about the exact same range as the next-generation Nissan Leaf, and a bit short of the Chevy Bolt. The plug-in and hybrid versions must be priced about the exact same as the Toyota Prius, otherwise a bit cheaper.

I’ll should really drive the thing prior to we can easily make any type of concrete judgements, however provided Hyundai’s various other cars I suspect the Ioniq could give Toyota pretty a run for its money. It’ll come to Europe and Korea this year, prior to possibly coming to the US in 2017.

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