Allow us to introduce the all new low emission IONIQ; the Hybrid - the Electric - the Plug-in Hybrid. Which will you choose? With the Hybrid and Electric versions being available from October 2016 they will easily give you the taste for what's to come for mid-2017 when the Plug-in Hybrid is expected.
The new cars name refers to elements of its creation - IONIQ. An ion is an electrically charged atom linking to the cars combination of electrified powertrains. The second part of the name references the unique offering it brings to the Hyundai range. Hyundai are launching two vehicles; one hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and a battery electric vehicle BEV.
Hybrid Electric Vehicle - HEV
The IONIQ is a parallel hybrid which is a combination of a combustion engine with a motor generator. A kappa 1.6 'Atkinson' GDI petrol engine is used and coupled to a six speed automativ dual clutch transmission (DCT). The car can be propelled by either the petrol engine, the electric motor or both. The IONIQ hybrid enables emission free driving at speeds of up to 75mph.
Battery Electric Vehicle - BEV
The IONIQ battery electric vehicle is the first fully electric vehicle from Hyundai. Powered by lithium ion polymer high voltage battery the resulted range can be up to 170 miles. There are three charging options; Quick, Standard or Overnight. This means you can have your car charge from 1-2 hours for a quick charge, standard charge of 4.5 hours, or charge overnight.
Trims and Colours SE, Premium and Premium SE, with a choice of 7 colours for HEV and 6 for the BEV.
Safety Electric powered cars don't skimp on the safety features, and so the latest available technology is available, including autonomous braking, lane departure warning, blindspot detection and smart cruise control. There is even the option for wireless inductive charging for your smartphone!
HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE - HOW DOES IT WORK?
Start / Low Speed ELECTRIC MOTOR; the IONIQ runs solely using its electric motor (zero fuel consumption).
Acceleration / Uphill ENGINE & ELECTRIC MOTOR; the 1.6 GDi engine starts to work automatically with the electric motor providing a fuel-efficient operation.
Driving ENGINE; the IONIQ operates using only its engine when travelling steadily at mid to high speeds.
Deceleration / Downhill RECHARGING; Engine is turned off and kinetic energy is captured by the brakes and converted into electrical energy, which is used to recharge the battery.
Stop ENGINE HOLD; When the vehicle is not in motion, both the engine and the motor are stopped.
CAN WE ASSIST YOU?
If you have any questions about the IONIQ or wish to know more about this or any other new Hyundai models, or if you arelooking to get some information on the latestnew car offers or to book a Hyundai test drive you are welcome to call us on 01900 604393. Alternatively, you can fill in the enquiry form and a member of staff will get back in touch once we have looked into you enquiry.