Hyundai IONIQ (right)

Hyundai IONIQ (right)

The Hyundai IONIQ debut is behind us, but the Korean manufacturer unveiled only the conventional hybrid version (see details) to date, so at the same time the debut of the all-electric and plug-in hybrid versions is still ahead of us.

Because the premier was held in South Korea, there has not been much wider coverage or photos available.

What we see, especially in the videos (below), is that IONIQ is a pretty normal looking car, without the extravagance of say, the new Toyota Prius.

In South Korea, the 1.6-liter gasoline engine and 32 kW motor lowers the fuel consumption to less than 5 liters over 100 km at 52.7 mpg.  No wider statistic for international release have yet been issued.

All-electric and plug-in hybrid versions to be presented later this year.

Hyundai IONIQ (official videos from South Korea):

Hyundai IONIQ unveiling: