The 2017 Hyundai lineup was showcased at the recent New York International Auto Show, causing quite a stir among auto enthusiasts industry wide. The Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and electric models were by far the most popular, showing the promise of alternative-energy design and engineering.
According to Hyundai, the Hyundai Ioniq is an especially important milestone for the company because this model represents the first time a brand has offered three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated platform. The Hyundai Ioniq design comes with state-of-the-art efficiency thanks to its range of hybrid, plug-in, and all-electric powertrains.
“Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity, and advanced technologies, Ioniq meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles.”
Advanced battery technology also makes the Ioniq special, with a 20-percent weight reduction and an increase in storage capabilities. The Ioniq styling is subtle yet bold, with a concentration of contours and designs on the front fascia. We can’t wait to see this model in action.