Hyundai officially launched its first-ever hybrid, the Ioniq earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. The Ioniq is available in several variants, namely the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric and Ioniq Plug-in. The one shown here is the hybrid variant.
The Hyundai Ioniq sits on a platform that was developed exclusively for the new model, and unlike hybrids of this segment, the Ioniq rides on multilink rear suspension. This should ensure that the Ioniq rides better than rivals that utilizes a torsion beam rear suspension set up.
Under the hood, the Hyundai Ioniq is powered by a 1.6-litre Kappa four-cylinder GDi engine that produces 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque. The electric motor, on the other hand, is able to produce 32 bhp and 170 Nm of torque. Together, the total output of the Hyundai Ioniq is measured at 139 bhp. Power is transferred to the front wheels via a six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
Hyundai has gone to great lengths to reduce the Ioniq’s drag coefficient, which is rated at 0.24 Cd. High tensile steel and aluminium was used in the construction of the body structure to keep weight low.
The Hyundai Ioniq is currently on display at the Hyundai booth at the 2016 My Auto Fest.
Hyundai Ioniq Photo Gallery