In spite of many hybrid vehicles were launched over the past decade, none has been, in fact, capable of taking too huge of a bite from the sales figures for the Toyota Prius, which is considered the poster child of hybrids. Hyundai, the leading South Korean global auto manufacturer, has plans to change all of that with its individual committed hybrid hatchback. With the whole automotive industry now concentrated on the Detroit Auto Show to be held in 2016, Hyundai has removed the covers its new 2017 model hybrid, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq.
The great news is that the 2017 model will have an all-electric engine, including the most recognizable hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems like buyers, would get from the Toyota Prius. Hyundai has declared that the 2017 Ioniq will be unveiled at both the New York Auto Show and Geneva Motor Show later in 2016.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Exterior
The 2017 Ioniq will have an interesting outside look, mixing the current styling features of the brand with the decided design of the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius. The new hybrid model features a similar size and shape, short overhangs, with the rear end similar to that of a hatchback, and high rear fenders. Alternatively, it has a more traditional snout and windshield when compared to those of the Prius that will make it appear less weird in the middle of other Hyundai products. In addition, the athletic, hatchback-like silhouette sets the Ioniq aside from other hybrid versions.
The hybrid is designed with the utmost aerodynamic efficiency in mind, and it uses external panels that are designed to be more flexible, which boosts the aerodynamics further, and produces a class topping drag coefficient value of only 0.24. The 2017 Ioniq also features a more upscale feel than its direct rivals, such as Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius, owing to an evenhanded combination of chrome lower window trim and black inserts, and double-tone wheels. The Hyundai Hybrid trim will sprint on a suite of individually designed double-tone 15-inch diameter or 17-inch diameter alloy wheels. These external features will most likely be available on the more costly trim levels.
The new Plug-in and Ioniq Hybrid models are expected to come with nine attractive body colors, such as: Chalky Brown. Polar White. Phantom Black. Platinum Silver. Iron Grey. Aurora Silver. Marina Blue. Mist Meadow. Phoenix Orange.
According to the exterior color, a fashionable silver or blue character streak underneath the front and back bumpers are a design trait both the Plug-in and the Hybrid models will have in common. For outer colors, such as Marina Blue and Phoenix Orange, the pronunciations will be performed in silver. All other remaining outer surface colors will have the blue quality stripe.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Interior
The interior is very analogous to the renderings, having the similar dashboard, an analogous center stack system, indistinguishable instrument cluster, even-bottomed steering wheel, and even the intense blue inserts. The only item that sets the production model aside from the rendering is that the center stack and console feature more switches and buttons. In spite of that, the internal design remains gorgeous and the center stack is not at all cluttered. This time, the new Hyundai Ioniq 2017 will be offered with Afternoon Breeze and Lava Stone as two color alternatives.
The new Hyundai hybrid 2017 comes with a seven-inch touch-screen exhibit, positioned between the center vents offers the driver easy access to the infotainment system. The system comes equipped with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and it allows users to connect their gadgets and organize music, navigation or telephone functions on monitor. The vehicle also comes outfitted with a wireless inductive charging cushion for mobile phones. As for the electronic, high-resolution, thin-film transistor instrument cluster, it shows numerous gauges and offers information regarding the velocity, battery, and fuel expenditure. According to the chosen drive mode, backdrop color and gauges are tailored to offer the most vital and helpful information at all times.
Regarding the comfort features, the interior feels upscale and roomy. It includes a sophisticated weather control system, which can be switched to a competent operation mode to save power. Ventilation losses inside the vehicle are reduced because of a maximum use of the inside air while heating or air-conditioning. In addition, the twin-zone temperature control can be set to the driver-only mode, which lessens the load of the heating or air-conditioning for better efficiency. The new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq also comes with the innovative Eco-Driving Assistant System of Hyundai, which reviews the driving road set in the satellite direction-finding system and present traffic levels. It comes with the maximum cargo capacity of 750 liters when the rear seats are folded.
The 2017 Hyundai hybrid comes with three drivetrains, such as hybrid, plug-in hybrid and a full-electric version. Among these, the hybrid and the plug-in hybrid versions use a petrol engine. This pattern will make it the first mass-manufactured vehicle to present these three powertrain alternatives in the similar body type.
The hybrid models will come equipped with a Kappa GDi petrol engine with the displacement of 1.6 liters. This 2017 Hyundai Ioniq engine will generate the utmost power of 104 ponies and an utmost torque of 108 pounds per foot. These engines make the vehicle to attain the speed of 60 mph from the start in 10 seconds and make it to attain the maximum velocity of 110 mph.
On the other hand, the electric motor generates an utmost power of 42.8 ponies to offer the new vehicle the total power output of 139 ponies and the total torque output of 195 pounds per foot in the first gear and 139 ponies of power and 173 pounds per foot of torque from the second gear to the sixth gear. The electric motor allows it to sprint with the speed of 75 mph (120 km/hr) solely on electric power, at the same time as minimizing the CO2 emissions and maximizing the efficiency. The 2017 Ioniq will be offered with new six-velocity, dual-clutch transmission. it is expected to offer a city mileage of 36 mpg and a highway mileage of 40 mpg.
Date of release and price
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq release date is expected to be the concluding part of 2016 with the starting price of $ 25,000.