2017 Hyundai Ioniq
The Ioniq is hailed as the first automobile on the planet to offer a hybrid vehicle, a plug-in hybrid, and an -electric drivetrain. Motor Authority reports the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions use an Atkinson-cycle 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine tuned to produce approximately 105 hp at 5,700 rpm and 108 pounds-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. The four-banger will use a 43-hp electric motor connected to some lithium-ion battery pack, and the drivetrain’s complete end product will be sent to the front wheels via a six-speed, dual clutch transmission.
Official documents interpreted by enthusiast site Hyundai-blog.com disclose the Ioniq plug-in hybrid will return up to 53 mpg in a combined South Korean cycle. The hybrid vehicle version that is typical will be rated at a little over 47 mpg in an identical cycle. Technical details about the -electric variant are being kept under wraps for the time being.
Teaser sketches indicate the ’s front end that is Ioniq falls by embracing styling clues including a hexagonal grille with flat slats flanked by thin, swept back headlights. The cottage gets a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster, and a clean, uncluttered dash with blue accents and a big touch screen. At first glance, the Ioniq seems a lot futuristic outside and in than Toyota’s fourth-generation Prius.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is scheduled to bow later this month at an exclusive occasion which is held in South Korea. It is going to make its European debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March, and it is going to land on our shores in April, right in time for the NY Auto Show. U.S. sales will kick off soon after.
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