Hyundai Ioniq previewed ahead of Korean debut, goes against the Prius!

Hyundai Motor is set to launch their latest product, the Hyundai Ioniq, a new electrical vehicle (EV) vehicle that will come with three choices of powertrains. Yes, that’s right, you can choose to either go full-electric, plug-in hybrid or petrol-electric hybrid via a flick of a button in a car!

As seen with these latest preview images, the Ioniq suggests an aerodynamically optimised exterior shell, aimed at minimising wind resistance whilst improving airflow efficiency. Hyundai also promises that a unique exterior colour reserved solely for the Ioniq. The Korean giant’s design language also applies from the hexagonal grille to the C-pillar, although it’s not clear if it’s taken from the current Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 – as seen in the new Hyundai Sonata LF – or a more evolved version of it.ioniq2

A combination of cool blue trim and eco-friendly materials await the driver and passenger, creating a sense of futuristic yet warm cabin ambiance. Apart from that, its cabin is also designed with sound ergonomics in mind, while the centre tunnel resembles that of a Porsche.

The hallmark of the Ioniq is its three energy-efficient powertrains; a petrol-electric hybrid,plug-in hybrid and full electric propulsion vehicle. That said, Hyundai is working very seriously with the Ioniq, hoping to give established rivals such as the Toyota Prius and even Tesla a run for their money.ioniq3

Watch this space for more updates on the Hyundai Ioniq as it makes its debut in Korea in January next year. It will also be previewed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.


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