Hyundai Ioniq hybrid revealed

  • Jan 08, 2016
Hyundai Motors has unveiled its upcoming hybrid model, the Hyundai Ioniq at Hyundai's Namyang R&D Centre in South Korea. The Korean car maker has revealed only the rear image of the vehicle and the front images are yet to be unveiled. The company will launch the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid to rival against the Toyota Prius. The car will be based on a new platform and will offer three highly efficient powertrains, namely, fully electric, plug-in hybrid and regular hybrid.

Hyundai Ioniq Concept

The new Hyundai Ioniq will get its power from a direct injection petrol motor, which is said to be the world's highest thermal efficient engine by 40 per cent. The 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, Kappa GDi engine will produce around 105 PS and 147 Nm of power and torque, respectively, while the IC motor will make around 44 PS of power and 170 Nm of torque. More than 53 per cent of the car's body parts have been made of an Advanced High Strength Steel chassis and lightweight aluminium, which provides good rigidity and crash protection.

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The hybrid model will come mated with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which boasts of 95.7 per cent fuel efficiency. The electric motor, on the other hand, will get its power from a lithium-ion polymer battery.

Hyundai Ioniq Interiors

The car's components such as the bonnet, tailgate and a dual lower-arm-type multi-link suspension at the rear are also said to be made of aluminium to reduce the overall weight of the car. About 12.6 kg or 45 per cent of weight has been reduced by using aluminium at strategic locations.

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Coming to the design, the Hyundai Ioniq will feature aerodynamic alloy wheels, high mounted tail lamps, glossy black applique on the tailgate and a prominent black insert on the rear bumper. Inside, a modern dashboard with an all-black theme and blue inserts on the AC vents will be seen. Features like multimedia infotainment system on the centre console where the user can control hybrid powertrain functions will also come equipped with the Ioniq.

Hyundai Ioniq rear

It is expected that the car manufacturer will showcase the Hyundai Ioniq at the 2016 NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show).

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