Hyundai IONIQ Plug-inMarch 8, 2017
The Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in has been showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, resulting in the IONIQ range now having electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.
Hyundai claims that the IONIQ Plug-in has an electric driving range of up to 39 miles, which will be amongst the best in class. This equates to 256mpg and 26g/km CO2 based on the NEDC combined cycle.
The IONIQ is part of Hyundai’s global sustainability strategy to launch 14 eco cars until 2020, including five hybrid vehicles, four plug-in hybrid vehicles, four electric vehicles and one fuel cell electric vehicle.
The IONIQ Plug-in combines Hyundai’s new 105 PS 1.6 GDI direct-injection petrol, four-cylinder engine with a 45 kW (61 PS) electric motor powered by an 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. It features Hyundai’s in-house developed six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The aerodynamic shape of the IONIQ helps to achieve a class-leading drag coefficient of just 0.24 Cd.
The IONIQ Hybrid, with the 1.6-GDI engine, a 32 kW electric motor, and a lithium-ion-polymer battery positioned under the rear seats, has official emissions of 79g/km CO2.
The IONIQ Electric, with its 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, promises an NEDC range of 174 miles.
In addition to the industry-leading Five Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Hyundai includes an enhanced package for the IONIQ, adding an eight-year, 200,000-kilometre warranty on the high-voltage battery.
The Hyundai IONIQ is the world’s first car to offer three electrified powertrains; the IONIQ Plug-in is due to arrive in showrooms in the UK in July.
Green Car Guide has driven the Hyundai IONIQ Electric on its UK launch and we’ve also lived with the car for a week. It’s an excellent car to drive, so we look forward to testing the IONIQ Plug-in, which promises a similar driving experience to the IONIQ Electric for up to 39 miles, and then a much longer petrol-powered driving range if you need to go further.