The Three Flavors of Hyundai Ioniq Arrive In New York
The Ioniq is Hyundai's fighter in the hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle arena. This is due to a new platform that was built to use various powertrains. We have more details in our February report. But if you want the quick and dirty details, here they are:
- Ioniq Hybrid: 1.6L DI Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder (104 horsepower, 109 pound-feet); 32 kW (43 horsepower) electric motor, 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery; Total output - 139 horsepower
- Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid: 1.6L DI Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder (104 horsepower, 109 pound-feet); 45 kW (60 horsepower) electric motor, 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
- Ioniq Electric: 88 kW (120 horsepower) and 215 pound-feet; 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
Both the hybrid and plug-in use a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The electric comes with a single-speed reduction gear transmission.
One thing we were happy to see Hyundai reveal were the ranges for the electric and plug-in's electric mode. As we reported in our in our February story, the plug-in would have range of 31 on electric power alone and the electric model would have a range of 155 miles. Now these numbers are likely for the European models. The U.S. models get some smaller numbers - 25 miles of electric-only range for the plug-in and a 110 mile range for the electric. Why the massive difference? It comes down to how Europe and the U.S. measure range.
The Ioniq Hybrid and Electric models will arrive at dealers later this year. The Plug-In is expected sometime early next year.
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