Hyundai will unveil all the members—hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric—of its IONIQ range at the Geneva Motor Show next week. In January, Hyundai released initial details on the new IONIQ dedicated hybrid—the first version of the platform to come to market. (Earlier post.)
The IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in both feature the new Kappa 1.6 GDI, gasoline direct injection, four-cylinder engine featuring a thermal efficiency of 40% and 104 hp (77 kW) and 147 N·m (57 lb-ft) of torque. The engine has been tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a six-speed double clutch transmission to enable a more dynamic driving experience than some other hybrids. The mated electric motor enables pure electric driving and delivers instant torque as the chassis with rear multi-link suspension enhances driving dynamics.
|Hyundai’s full IONIQ line: left, hybrid; center, electric; right, plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.|
The IONIQ Hybrid’s electric motor delivers 32 kW (43 hp) with maximum torque of 170 N·m (125 lb-ft), powered by a lithium-ion-polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity positioned under the rear seats. In combination with the 1.6-GDI engine, IONIQ Hybrid offers a system output of 104 kW (139 hp) and up to 265 N·m (195 lb-ft) of torque accelerating to a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph) with targeted CO2 emissions as low as 79 g/km (combined).The IONIQ Plug-in offers an estimated 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range powered by the 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The 45 kW (60 hp) electric motor together with the 1.6 GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine targets CO2 emissions as low as 32 g/km.
The IONIQ Electric features a 28 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery for an estimated range of more than 250 km (155 miles). The 295 N·m (218 lb-ft) of torque is delivered by the electric motor with maximum output of 88 kW (118 hp) through a single-speed reducer transmission accelerating the car up to 165 km/h (103 mph).
The IONIQ offers connectivity features such as Android Auto, Apple Car Play as well as Tom Tom live services and wireless charging of smartphones. A 7-inch TFT instrument cluster displays all key driver information.
The safety package includes Autonomous Emergency Braking; Lane Keep Assist System; Blind Spot Detection; Rear Cross Traffic Alert; and Smart Cruise Control.
All versions feature a Cd value of 0.24 that complements the soft lines and surfaces tracing the All-New IONIQ’s outline. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize the aerodynamic body lines and volumes.