Hybrid vehicles are the current trend in the market, and Ioniq from Hyundai is currently the most talked about cars in the hybrid world. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq might revolutionize the whole scenario and crucify the glorious run of other hybrid vehicles although it would take a considerable amount of time. According to some sources, to make hybrid motors more feasible, Hyundai will provide three different engine options, one is the hybrid driving force, the second one is a plug-in hybrid, and the last one is all electric drive train. This car was first seen in Arctic Circle for testing purpose and then gradually the car made its appearance through photos and videos. Ioniq is expected to make its first official appearance in Detroit Auto Show of 2016 and later in New York Auto Show and Geneva Auto Show.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq – Exterior and Interior Details
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will wear a subtle design, but most of the details are still under wrap. Some rumors are also suggesting that Ioniq might borrow some structural influence from Prius, but it is not officially confirmed. Car experts have chalked that it will have a flat rear, flat rear fender, short overhang, etc. Sporty Outlook along with conventional front fascia is its USP, and it will appeal more to the customer thus making it a unique model in the hybrid world.
Sources have confirmed that Ioniq will be enhanced with better aerodynamics feature, and its panels have been designed in such a way so that it can flex. This model will stand out in the hybrid sector mainly because of its 0.24 Cd value.
Hyundai is going to make the interior of 2017 Hyundai Ioniq as elegant as possible integrated with top end tech gadgets. Dashboard will carry many unusual items like an advanced center stack, flat steering wheel, bright blue inserts, 7-inch infotainment system, and dual-zone air condition.
Apart from this feature, it will also get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, updated GPS navigation, one-touch connectivity,etc. The driver can change the drive mode according to their choice and likewise the background color and gauges will also adapt. This car will also use ECO DAS system which will check the driving route and provide the driver all necessary information of the road.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq – Drivetrain
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will get three engine options,and they are expected to boost up their sales rate. It will get a 1.6-liter Kappa GDi that can produce 104 hp and 109 lb-ft along with an electric motor of 43 hp. All the gasoline and hybrid engine will be combined with a six-speed dual clutch gearbox that can produce excellent acceleration. The mileage of this car will stick around 38 mpg in city roads and 42 mpg on the highway. The overall configuration will also reduce the CO2 emission rate.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq – Price, Rivals, and Availability
Hyundai Ioniq 2017 will be priced around $25,000, but it will slightly increase according to the addition of accessories. According to some unconfirmed sources, it will hit the market by the end of 2016 or at the starting of 2017. Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt will be its arch rival in the market, but the looks and overall performance might help Ioniq to steal the show.