The Ioniq made its North American debut in New York last week and on-sale dates were also disclosed. Hyundai's vice president Mike O'Brien and product planning manager John Shon made the announcement.
The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Electric will be heading to showrooms first, going on sale in the fourth quarter of 2016. The Ioniq Plug-in will be following a little bit later, likely in the spring of 2017. Shon explained that the plug-in powertrain was developed after the higher-priority conventional hybrid. Hyundai is expecting the standard hybrid to sell much better than the other electrified Ioniqs.
The Ioniq Hybrid will be sold in all 50 states, while the Ioniq Plug-in and Ioniq Electric will only be sold in states that operate under California's zero-emissions vehicle regulations (California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.) People who live in other states can special-order the electric or plug-in model at any Hyundai dealer.
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