Hyundai Ioniq Line-up-01

Having had much publicity over the last few months or so, the Hyundai Ioniq is now making an official debut in Geneva. Shown in three different variants, the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric, Hyundai has announced that the hybrid will be the first to the market.

Hyundai’s answer to the Toyota Prius sports a 1.6 litre Kappa GDI four-cylinder petrol engine with 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque. It’s coupled to a 32 kW (43 PS) electric motor with 170 Nm of torque. Said motor is powered by a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery that’s located under the rear seats.

In total, the Ioniq Hybrid offers a combined output of 141 PS and up to 265 Nm of torque, and has a top speed of 185 km/h. The hybrid variant is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Following that, the Ioniq Electric variant (already available in Korea) will be the next in line to be introduced. The model here runs on pure electricity supplied by a large 28 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery and has a travel range of over 250 km. It features a single-speed reducer transmission, which will deliver an instant 120 PS and 295 Nm of torque. The electric version will hit a top speed of 165 km/h.

The last to join the range will be the Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid. This variant can run solely on electricity for over 50 km with its 8.9 kWh battery. As for the electric motor, it’s also a larger 45 kW (61 PS) unit. Like the hybrid, the plug-in variant also carries the same 1.6 litre GDI kappa petrol engine.

Inside, the Ioniq variants will receive the usual host of interior items seen in other Hyundai models, including a seven-inch TFT instrument cluster as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support for the infotainment unit. Meanwhile, the Ioniq line-up will also come with a safety package that includes autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and smart cruise control.

Pricing of the entire range will be disclosed closer to the official launch. In Korea however, the Ioniq Electric starts at some 40 million won (RM136,012) for the base N variant, while the higher-spec Q variant costs an additional 3 million won (RM10,206).

GALLERY: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid


GALLERY: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

GALLERY: Hyundai Ioniq Electric