The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is going to be a major addition to the vehicular universe by Hyundai as it is going to be launched in three variants, the hybrid variant, the plug-in hybrid variant and the pure electric variant. It will be unveiled by Hyundai in the ongoing year and experts are speculating that the car will be a serious competitor to the Chevrolet Volt and the new 2016 Toyota Prius.
Both the Chevrolet Volt and the 2016 Toyota Prius will be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show which is scheduled to be held in March. Hyundai has published a series of images which provides a glimpse at the upcoming Ioniq.
The 2016 Hyundai Ioniq will be the first ever car to come in three options which are the hybrid, the plug-hybrid and the pure electric drivetrain. The latest reports state that Hyundai will use an Atkinson-cycle 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine in the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.
The Atkinson-cycle 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine will churn out around 105 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 108 lb-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. It will work in collaboration with a single electric motor and will come with the feature of direct fuel injection.
The electric motor will have a capacity of 43 horsepower and it will be connected with a lithium-ion battery pack. A six-speed, dual clutch transmission will deliver the total output of the drivetrain to the front wheels of the car.
Hyundai will build in a Sport-mode into the hybrid-specific six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that will enable the driver to extract the maximum performance from the engine by holding the gears for a longer period of time.
A 53 mpg in a mixed South Korean cycle will be featured in the hybrid model, while the hybrid model will feature a 47 mpg in the same mixed South Korean cycle.
The series of images of the upcoming car revealed by Hyundai shows that it features stylish swept-back headlights. It has an elegant outer appearance which has been carefully designed to minimize the effects of wind resistance. It has a hexagonal grille combined with horizontal slats.
Its fluidic design ensures that air does not form much of a resistance to the car while its moving. Hyundai is designing the exterior panels of the car in such a way, that they will work towards increasing aerodynamic efficiency. It is going to be one of the most aerodynamic cars with its 0.24 drag coefficient, when it is released.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will be built on platform that will feature some underpinnings which are shared with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra.It will have a five-door design and its lithium-ion polymer battery will be placed under the rear sit. The car will reportedly have independent rear suspension and will hit 0-60 mph in just over 10 seconds.
On its inside, the car will sport a steering wheel which will be flat-bottomed and a hassle free user-friendly dashboard. The dashboard will feature a 7-inch touch screen with multiple functions. A digital instrument cluster will also find its way into the car’s interior. Also included inside will be the Apple CarPlay feature along with a wireless charging pad and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Reports state that Hyundai will use recycled materials to create most of the interiors of the car. Apart from the above stated features, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will also come with a memory function driver’s seat and heated seats. The seats will be designed with the split-folding function capability.
The car will be loaded with a number of safety features that include an adaptive cruise control feature which will ensure that the car maintains a safe distance from other vehicles in the vicinity.