Hyundai Ioniq India will create history by offering three electric powertrains. Customers in India can exercise choice as they have access to three versions. The three versions on the anvil are Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric and Ioniq Plug-in. The price of the car is expected to be in between Rs. 25 lakh and Rs. 30 lakh. Even though the Ioniq is available in hatchback form similar to Toyota Prius, the Ioniq makes difference with its fluidic exterior design. Keep reading to check out everything you should know about Hyundai Ioniq India.
The Hyundai Ioniq India delivers best looks with the aerodynamic design. As per the release from the company, the Ioniq has 0.24 drag coefficient. The front portion of the Ioniq Hybrid has hexagonal grille which is the signature style of Hyundai.
The cabin of the car is treated to deliver all black material and it highlights the matte-silver. Hyundai is committed to developing the best eco-friendly car in India to fulfill the needs of local customers. Headliner and carpets have raw materials derived from the sugarcane. The door pads are made with plastic material and it is combined with powdered wood and volcanic stone. This feature will cut down the weight of the vehicle.
Hyundai Ioniq has a spacious cabin. Most of the hybrid cars come with premium features. The innovative features presented by the car are lane keeping assist system, blind spot detection, automatic emergency braking and smart cruise control.
The front grille has active air flaps so that they will be opened and closed automatically. There will be enhanced aerodynamic effect at high speeds. Some of the best features of Hyundai Ioniq India include a power-operated sunroof, electrically foldable ORVMs, chrome-plated door handles and stylish alloy wheels.
The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in versions will come with new kappa 1.6-liter petrol engine. The engine has the capability to produce 104 BHP of power and it will be connected to the 6-speed dual clutch gearbox.
The Ioniq Electric motor has the capability to develop 43 BHP and 169 Nm of torque. The total output will be 157 BHP and 273 Nm. The plug-in version will be fitted with 60 BHP electric motor. The plug-in, as well as Ioniq Electric, will be fitted with lithium-ion polymer battery.
The all electric version has the capability to generate 118 BHP and 295 Nm power. 28kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery delivers the power to the electric motor.
The low-beam headlamps will amplify the visibility. The vehicle comes with model-specific 16” alloy wheels. It has an integrated charging portal which is fitted into the left front fender so that the lithium-ion polymer battery is accommodated.
A high-definition television is fitted in the dashboard. The 7” TFT screen cluster displays the information from the speedometer. You will find the fuel level and the drive mode also. It has the wireless charging facility for smartphones.
The Ioniq plug-in hybrid has a range of 50 km and it is powered by 8.9 KWh lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion battery has superior charge-discharge characteristics. There will be great fuel savings as the usage of electric power will be maximized.
The Hyundai Ioniq has luxurious interiors. The mileage expected with the hybrid version is 25 kmpl. The braking efficiency of the vehicle is very high as it features disc brakes on all wheels. There will be regeneration of energy through the braking. The body can attract high impact collision in a very efficient manner. To deliver surround protection, it has airbags for the driver and the co-passenger. The front and rear seat occupants are protected with the surround protection system.
Conclusion – Hyundai Ioniq India
Hyundai Ioniq comes with many options. The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in will be released in India in 2018. There are great prospects for hybrid cars in India. As per the new energy and automobile policy of Government of India, there is great emphasis on the production of electric-powered cars to reduce pollution. The government of India provides incentives to companies which are involved in the production of electric cars. Hyundai Ioniq will compete with Toyota Prius.