Explore the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ

2017 Hyundai IONIQ

At first glance, the Hyundai Ioniq looks like stiff competition for other hybrid, plug-in, and electric vehicles. Once you learn more about how Hyundai constructed the car, it won't seem like competition anymore. It will seem like the obvious best choice if you want a car that's good for the environment. The Ioniq doesn't just focus on gas mileage and battery range; Hyundai chose to build the entire car in a way that conserves resources and contributes to its overall performance.

The Ioniq's Three Model Options

The Ioniq will come in three models: the Electric releases in the fall of 2016, the Hybrid releases in the winter of 2016, and the Plug-In comes in the summer of 2017. The Hybrid and the Plug-In will use a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine, offering 104 horsepower, with a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Hybrid has an AC motor that will add 43 horsepower, and it will pull energy from the lithium-ion battery in the back of the car. The Plug-In gets a bigger battery, which adds 60 horsepower, that is supposed to drive at least 25 miles without using any gas.

The Electric replaces the combustion engine with a motor getting 120 horsepower and a 28 kWh battery, which can take the car 110 miles without a recharge. With a fast charger, you can get the battery to 80 percent in 20 minutes or so, or plug it in at home for a longer charge.

2017 Hyundai IONIQ Interior

Interior Features

The Ioniq's interior offers creature comforts to even the choosiest of drivers. The front seats are heated, the panoramic sunroof is tilt-and-slide, and the touch-screen display is 7-inches of pure, gorgeous color. Plus, you can sync your iPhone or Android device with the car's entertainment system.

Eco-friendly Design

The Ioniq has a smooth hood with deep lines running at either end, streamlining the body into an aerodynamic shape. With its wide, active aero grille and dashing headlights, the Ioniq is an attractive car.

Its body style, including the rear spoiler and the smooth underbody cover, is designed for efficiency. Hyundai succeeded: The Ioniq has a drag coefficient of just 0.24.

The Ioniq doesn't just look amazing, and its electric and hybrid capabilities aren't the only aspects of the car working to save the environment. The headliner, carpeting, and some of the trim have recycled plastics in their makeup. Sugar cane is 25 percent of the soft-touch door panel trim. Volcanic stone and powdered wood act with the recycled plastic in the interior to reduce some of the plastic elements' weight by 20 percent.

Safety and Technology

Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Detection are some of the industry innovations you'll find in the Ioniq's magazine of safety features. It comes with a rearview camera and Smart Cruise Control.

Will you be lining up outside Lake Norman Hyundai to test drive the Ioniq Electric when it comes out this fall? Hyundai has just set the bar extremely high for hybrid, plug-in, and electric vehicles with their design innovation.

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