Hyundai IONIQ

Hyundai IONIQ

Hyundai IONIQ

Hyundai IONIQ

Hyundai has set a target for IONIQ sales for its first full year on the market in 2017.

According to Hyundai, it expects to sell 77,000 IONIQs (all versions, including PHEV, BEV and conventional hybrid) globally in 2017 this number represents 80% more than the total number of hybrids (42,778) sold by the company in 2015.

Hyundai has provided a partial breakdown on expect sales, stating that it expects to sell 15,000 IONIQs in South Korea in 2017 and 62,000 overseas in key markets such as the U.S., Europe and China.

The automaker did not break down sales expectations for each version of the IONIQ, though it's assumed that the vast majority of the those sold will be the conventional hybrid version, which is the only one on sale right now in South Korea (from 22.95 million won, ~$19,000 USD).  The standard IONIQ hybrid is rated at 52.7 MPG in South Korea.

The hybrid and all-electric versions of the IONIQ are scheduled to be released nationally in the third quarter for the US (the standard hybrid arrives a ~month ahead of the BEV in Q3), with the extended range PHEV arriving in Q4.

Source: Reuters