The Ioniq is going to be offered as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a pure EV.
The hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 105 horsepower and a small electric motor that produces 44 horsepower. Together the two engines send 141 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The plug-in hybrid model has the same combination of 4-cylinder engine and six-speed dual-clutch transmission setup. It also has a 61 horsepower motor and a bigger lithium-ion-polymer battery pack. It can consequently drive on electricity alone for about 31 miles before the engine kicks in.
The electric Ioniq has an electric motor that uses electricity stored in a 28-kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery pack to zap the front wheels with 120 horsepower and 218 lb-ft of instant torque via a single-speed reducer transmission. That all works out to a range of 155 miles and a top speed of 103 mph. Cosmetically, this model stands out from the others with a special front fascia.