Instead of playing catchup to global requirements for emissions and fuel efficiency, Hyundai decided to race out ahead. The first of three Hyundai Ioniq vehicles is set to be released this fall in response to pressure from both the Environmental Protection Agency and consumers alike to improve MPG and carbon emissions.
First up from Hyundai will be the Ioniq electric model, set to strike land in the U.S. later this fall. The pure EV will allow drivers to charge up at home or at work and never stop for gas in between. The 110-horsepower electric motor combines with a rechargeable battery pack to provide a 110-mile range of driving.
Due out with a winter release date is Hyundai’s Ioniq hybrid model, allowing for improved gas mileage with some help from electricity. This hybrid model will use a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine delivering 104 horsepower that is aided by a 43-horsepower electric motor.
Last but not least, the Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid will be made available in the summer of 2017 to give drivers an option of electric power when they want it and gas when they need it. A battery pack can be charged and installed to allow for up to 25 miles of electric-only driving.
The Ioniq, which has already hit the streets in South Korea, is expected to not just rival the popular Toyota Prius but downright steal its green car crown. And Hyundai isn’t skimping on the finer details of the Ioniq either. Drivers will enjoy sunroofs, heated front seats, a 7-inch color touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, rearview camera and more.
The electric charge of the motors and batteries can be managed with Hyundai’s available Blue Link smartphone app. You can use the app to monitor power levels and even set a charging time that will let you take advantage of lower, off-peak electric rates.
Going Green at Parkway Hyundai
When the Hyundai Ioniq arrives at Parkway Hyundai in Wilmington, it will join the Hyundai Sonata in our growing fleet of hybrid vehicles. Contact us today to find out when we’ll have a Hyundai Ioniq for sale for you!