Hyundai has published a couple of pictures with the new 2016 Hyundai IONIQ. The car will break the hybrid stereotypes and it will be offered as an electric, plug-in hybrid, and a pure hybrid model.
On the outside, the 2016 Hyundai IONIQ looks fantastic. It has active and passive aerodynamic body elements and the designers have managed to deliver a Cd drag coefficient of 0.24 which is a great thing.
2016 Hyundai IONIQ – The hybrid powertrain
Under the hood, the hybrid versions of the 2016 Hyundai IONIQ will come with the newly developed 1.6 -liter GDI 4-cylinder petrol motor with 103 horsepower and a 43.5-hp electric engine. The latter one is kept alive thanks to a Lithium-Ion polymer battery pack. The hybrid powertrains of the 2016 Hyundai IONIQ is able to offer a total of 141 horsepower that are sent to the gravel thanks to a newly developed dual-clutch 6-speed automatic gearbox.
According to Hyundai, the electric motor is able to deliver a top speed of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour) in the pure electric mode.
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Hyundai IONIQ will feature a 7 inch TFT display instead of the traditional instrument panel. More than that, the infotainment system will be able to offer Apply CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Also on the center console will be a wireless inductive charging pad for your smartphone.
“The launching event announced the start of new future mobility and our will for technological innovation to the world. Hyundai Motor will spearhead efforts to become the global number two in the green car market by introducing over 22 models in the eco-friendly car line-up by 2020”, said Moon-Sik Kwon, vice chairman at Hyundai Motor R&D Center.