Hyundai will soon be the first automaker in the world with a single vehicle offering hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric options. The vehicle is the 2017 Ioniq and we recently got our first look following a preview showing in Korea. The world debut for the 2017 Ioniq will be taking place March 1 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Today Hyundai has revealed all three variants of the Ioniq for the first time: the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-In and Ioniq Electric. We’ve already seen most of the specs for the Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-In but now we also have details for the Ioniq Electric.
A small electric motor sits up front and spins the front wheels. It delivers a maximum 118 horsepower and 217 pound-feet of torque, with the latter available as soon as you hit the accelerator pedal. Through a single-speed reducer transmission the motor is capable of accelerating the Ioniq Electric to a top speed of approximately 103 mph.
The motor draws its energy from a 28-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that on a full charge should deliver a driving range of around 150 miles. Of course this range will be affected by your driving style and how much brake energy can be recovered. By comparison, the Ioniq Plug-In can drive about 31 miles on electric power only before its internal combustion engine needs to kick in.
The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-In models come with a dedicated 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine for their internal combustion component. The Atkinson cycle engine features direct fuel injection and is mated with a single electric motor and six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Powering the electric motor and storing recovered energy is a lithium-ion battery rated at 1.56 kWh in the hybrid and 8.9 kWh in the plug-in hybrid.
The Ioniq Hybrid has a peak output of 139 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. A peak figure for the Ioniq Plug-In hasn’t been mentioned but is expected to be around 20 hp higher thanks to a more powerful electric motor.
Note, these specs are for the global version of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. Specs for the United States will be announced at the car's local debut taking place on March 23 at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
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