The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is a subcompact hatchback that comes with a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or an all-electric model, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is a major new player in the world of high-efficiency motors. The new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is a five-door hatchback that new ground among the most fuel-efficient and “green” cars break by offering three different powertrains: hybrid, all-electric and plug-in hybrid. While many makers offer the plug-in variant of conventional hybrids, Hyundai is the first to add a smooth battery-electric model without the engine.
The 2017 Ioniq Hybrid will compete with the Toyota Prius whose fuel-economy ratings Hyundai’s goal is to beat and the Ford C-Max hatchback and the hybrid version of some midsize sedans, including the larger Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion, Kia Optima and Toyota Camry. The 2017 Ioniq Electric, on the other hand, going against the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen E-Golf, and BMW i3, while the Ioniq Plug-In (the last to come) positioned against the Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in Toyota Prius first and plug-in hybrid models of the C-Max, Fusion, Sonata and Optima.
Hyundai says the 2017 Ioniq Hybrid will be the best-selling version, and they hope to establish the new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq name as a single and well-recognized model in all three types of efficient vehicle. Along with its sister brand Kia, it is hoped that the world’s second highest volume seller of fuel-efficient, electric and fuel-cell cars become in 2020, and the Hyundai Ioniq 2017 model represents a major investment in the direction of that goal.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Design
2017 Hyundai Ioniq is based on some of the same chassis as the Elantra small sedan, itself redesigned for 2017. It is a dedicated design, but that means there is no gasoline-only version. (This is where the fit Elantra.) And the Ioniq is deliberately conventional search, or as “normal” as a high-tailed door hatchback can be with a low drag coefficient. It leads off with Hyundai’s trapezoidal air intake, flanked by headlights that sharply back sweep in the fenders. The electric and plug-in models have low-beam LED headlights.
The windshield is steeply raked, but the body side flat, with a horizontal emphasis line leading to conventionally shaped taillights. In other words, the Ioniq is no Toyota Prius or Nissan Journal to the point that it can pass unnoticed in traffic despite his advanced propulsion systems. Hyundai says it has a drag coefficient of 0.24, one of the lowest production car.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Engine
The hybrid Ioniq is powered by a direct-injected 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine produces approximately 104 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque. A single 32-kilowatt (43-hp) electric motor sits between the engine and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Maximum output of the powertrain is 139 hp, and it drives the front wheels. A 1.6 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack sits under the rear seat to recover otherwise wasted energy to make it to the electric motor, the engine torque or power can complement the Ioniq by himself under light loads at low speeds power. The Ioniq Plug-In uses a similar power source, but its electric motor is more powerful, provide a 45 kW (60 hp) and the 8.9-kWh battery pack is estimated to be an all-electric range of over 25 miles.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric differ from the pair of hybrids in various ways. For one, the grille is replaced by an erasure panel to distinguish it visually from the combustion-powered Ionics. Inside, Hyundai conventional shift and parking brake levers replace the tunnel with a set of buttons and controls for interactive display in the middle of the dashboard. The 28-kWh battery pack offers an estimated range of 110 miles with an 88-kW (120 hp) electric motor car’s sole source of fuel. The pack did is located under the rear seat between the rear wheels and under the body, rather than under the passenger compartment floor as in a Nissan Leaf design decision that car, but cut lowered into cargo space.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Safety
The Ioniq seven airbags, and is equipped with the latest list of active safety systems, including custom cruise control, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward-collision warning braking with automatic emergency and pedestrian detection .
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Release Date and Price
2017 Hyundai Ioniq will show up in US dealerships in late 2016 or early 2017. Final specifications, ratings, and 2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices will be announced closer to release date.