Hyundai IONIQ electric

Hyundai IONIQ electric

In few days Hyundai will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show whole line-up of IONIQs - brand new model, consisting three drivetrain versions, from which hybrid was already presented:

  • IONIQ Hybrid
  • IONIQ Electric
  • IONIQ Plug-in
As we know from a report we filed out of South Korea, the IONIQ Electric will be equipped with 28 kWh battery - below expectations, and more or less on par with 30 kWh Nissan LEAF. Hyundai estimates a range of 105 miles/169 km in its home market, which is roughly on par with real world/EPA expectations.  In Europe, a more optimistic 155 miles/249 km of range on the NEDC has been suggested.

Motor output is rated at 88 kW (120 PS) with 295 Nm of torque.

IONIQ Plug-in will get 8.9 kWh battery and Hyundai states approximately over 50 kilometres (31 miles) in all-electric mode - here again is a Euro-estimate.  We expect a  real world/EPA range ultimately around 25 miles/40km.  Electric motor for the plug-in hybrid is just 45 kW (61 PS), which means that will not stay enabled over full speed/acceleration spectrum and 1.6-litre  GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine will go on from time to time.

About the IONIQ:

Hyundai IONIQ Electric Looking Svelte

Hyundai IONIQ Electric Looking Svelte

The IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in both feature the new Kappa 1.6-litre GDI, direct injection petrol, four-cylinder engine with a class-leading thermal efficiency of 40 per cent delivering 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque. The engine has been tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with the direct responding, smooth shifting six-speed double clutch transmission – differentiating the IONIQ from its competitors with a more dynamic driving experience. The mated electric motor enables pure electric driving and delivers instant torque as the chassis with rear multi-link suspension greatly enhances driving dynamics.

The IONIQ Hybrid’s electric motor delivers 32 kW (43.5 PS) with maximum torque of 170 Nm, powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity positioned under the rear seats. In combination with the 1.6-litre GDI engine IONIQ Hybrid offers a system output of 103.6 kW (141 PS) and up to 265 Nm of torque accelerating to a top speed of up to 185 km/h (115mph) with targeted CO2 emissions as low as 79 g/km (combined).

Drivers choosing the IONIQ Plug-in can safely rely on approximately over 50 kilometres (31 miles) of estimated pure electric driving range powered by the potent 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The 45kW (61 PS) electric motor together with the 1.6-litre  GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine targets CO2 emissions as low as 32 g/km.

The IONIQ Electric offers pure e-mobility through a 28 kWh Lithium-ion Polymer battery for an estimated range of over 250 km (155 miles). The instantly available maximum torque of 295 Nm is delivered by the electric motor with maximum output of 88 kW (120 PS) through the single-speed reducer transmission accelerating the car up to 165 km/h (103mph).

The customer experience inside the IONIQ line-up is enhanced through state-of-the art connectivity features like Android Auto, Apple Car Play as well as Tom Tom live services and wireless charging of your smartphone. Furthermore, the driving experience becomes digital through the 7-inch TFT instrument cluster displaying all key driver information.

A holistic and innovative safety package including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart Cruise Control ensures high safety levels for drivers and passengers alike.

All versions feature the sleek aerodynamic silhouette with a class-leading Cd value of 0.24. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize the aerodynamic body lines and volumes.

Blue accents on the IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in emphasize specific elements on the exterior and in the interior for a seamless design.  The IONIQ Electric features exclusive copper coloured accents to signify electricity flowing through the car’s interior.

Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe, said:

“IONIQ is an important step forward for our brand.  We are bringing a unique new approach to e-mobility, with no compromise on design, driving pleasure and connectivity. And we’re making it accessible to more customers, further extending our product line-up.”