Hyundai recently revealed the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in, and Electric before their official debut at the Geneva Motor Show; the world’s first model to be offered with three electric powertrains and you get see them before the 3rd.
We’ve already seen the hybrid version but we haven’t seen the plug-in and electric variants until now. The plug-in model looks identical to the hybrid, they even share the Kappa 1.6-liter GDI direct injected petrol four-cylinder engine. Paired with a six-speed double clutch transmission, the vehicle is supposed to have an output of 104hp and 108lb-ft of torque.
What’s different with the plug-in is its battery and electric motor. Compared to the hybrid’s 43hp motor and 1.56kWh battery, the larger 8.9kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery and 60hp electric motor works together in the plug-in to reduce the vehicle’s CO2 emissions to somewhere as low as 32g/km. The total system output has not been released yet but Hyundai may do so at the Geneva show.
As for the full electric variant, it has the largest battery at 28kWh and it has 118hp and 218lb-ft of torque output. The top speed is 103-mph with a quoted 155 miles but that range figure will probably go down as you approach the top speed.
All three models will have these available features: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Tom Tom live services, wireless charging for smartphone devices, 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, innovative safety package that includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart Cruise Control. If these features, excluding the innovative safety package, come standard with the Ioniq, then the Toyota Prius will have a losing fight on its hands.
What we don’t know is when the Ioniq models will hit North American shores but we may get a general time estimate from Hyundai this week.