Hyundai Breaking Barriers: Ioniq To Be First Model That Is A Classic Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid And Pure Electric
|   Monday, February 08, 2016
Hyundai has developed three variants of electric propulsion for a new compact model
Hyundai will unveil the world's first car available with three electrical engines: electric, plug-in gasoline / electric hybrid or gasoline / electric hybrid. The new model, which will be called Ioniq, is to be launched in 2016.

Based on Hyundai's philosophy to provide consumers experiences beyond expectations, the Ioniq model was designed to meet clients with a dynamic lifestyle.
As the first vehicle in the world that offers a choice between three types of electric propulsion, the Ioniq combines fuel efficiency with refinement and elegance, a unique mix for a hybrid.

Based on a new platform, the Ioniq model chassis has been optimized to provide enhanced maneuverability and efficiency for each of the three motorization options. The electric version (EV), is powered by a high performance and high capacity lithium-ion battery, while the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) increases energy efficiency by the concomitant use of the combustion engine and battery, thus reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In the case of the third option, hybrid (HEV), the gasoline engine charges the battery, thereby resulting in increased power and range.

With a fluid silhouette, similar to that of a coupe, and numerous remarkable details the exterior design comes to complete the eco characteristics of the thrusters.
The Hyundai design team has created an impressive exterior, but at the same time made a significant contribution to environmental protection requirements. The simple but exquisite helps improve the aerodynamic performance.

At the front side, the hexagonal grid specific to the Hyundai models family incorporates active flaps, which optimizes airflow, following the bodywork line. The grid links the two expressive headlamps fitted with position lights, shaped like the letter C.

The unique design of the exterior continues harmoniously in the cockpit too. The interior space is used efficiently, while the instrument cluster is clearly legible. For a futuristic look, simple and elegant surfaces using environmentally friendly materials are placed strategically.

The name Ioniq has as inspiration the elements, materials and technologies used. An ion is an electrically charged atom, suggesting a clever combination of various vehicle platforms. The second part of the name, taken from the word unique, highlights Hyundai's commitment to protecting the environment and the desire to provide customers experiences beyond expectations. Lastly, the Q confirms the fresh approach to this new model.

Woong-Chul Yang, Chief at Hyundai Motor R&D Center said that "Hyundai Motor has a heritage of building innovative, fuel-efficient vehicles, so we are proud to advance our eco-friendly car line-up with the introduction of Ioniq. Our vision for future mobility focuses on choice, with a variety of powertrain options to suit customers' varied lifestyles, without compromising on design or driving enjoyment. Ioniq embodies Hyundai Motor's vision to shift the automotive paradigm and future mobility; Ioniq is the fruit of our efforts to become the leader in the global green car market."

Hyundai is one of the leading manufacturers of hybrid vehicles. In 2013, the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell was the first vehicle using hydrogen to be mass-produced.
After the world premiere, held in Korea in January 2016, the Ioniq model will go to the Geneva International Motor Show, and then to the Auto Show in New York, both set in March 2016.
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