I guess when you're at lower speeds, the lack of air movement requires the shutters to be open for cooling reasons ?I wasn't aware that the Inoniq has shutters in the grille that closes for better aerodynamics. What do the shutters do when they're open and would the lack of this grille affect the all electric model?
Prius doors also don't open as wide and seem to my eye to be shorter fore:aft making the aperture smaller. I really like the Ioniq rearward seat movement as it widens the effective aperture with door part-open and makes access and egress easier - my knees are also b***ered.I was at the Auto Show this year, to research hybrids. In comparing the Prius and the Ioniq, I noticed the the Prius is lower to the ground. I didn't like that as it made it harder for me (ad my lousy knees) to get in & out of it, not to mention making me wonder how it would get around in snow.
Yep, the laws of aerodynamics don't change much, and cars need to be designed to be cars, not bullets or eggs.May also have some Prius like curves because Hyundai needs to get to a very low wind drag profile. The Prius has the same requirement. That profile has a general shape to it. Part of how we get the higher fuel efficiency is clean aerodynamics. Toyota has put some careful tweaks into the shape over the years to optimize the aerodynamics over the car and even more-so in managing the airflow under the car to reduce drag. The two cars are going to have some similar appearances because of this.
This is also part of why the Ioniq has notably better mileage than the Niro. Niro's design is for the Crossover look, not optimized for aerodynamics.
I am planning on this same approach. What type of spare wheel did you get? I will be picking up my EV on 17-Jun.I bought a spare wheel in my Ioniq. Dont have the impression that its extra weight of 5 kg really affects my fuel economy. Accomplish 1:25km with hardly any effort.
The UK models come with a spare tyre .I don't think it has a huge impact on fuel returns as I'm getting about 67 mpg UK . I could take the spare out for a few thousand miles to check the theory , but I don't think I'll risk itThe Ioniq does not come with a spare tire. That affects the total weight, used to determine their EPA mileage rating. I wonder if the Prius comes with a spare? If it does, that would be relevant when comparing their mileage ratings.