The Ioniq EV is just one-third of this Hyundai saga because there are two further electrified relatives; namely, a hybrid (HEV) and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). This combination effectively makes the Hyundai Ioniq the first vehicle globally to be offered to consumers with three electric powertrains that are completely different.
Although the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq models are practically the same in appearance, their individuality is apparent in the powertrains. The only perceived differences in their exterior appearance are the wheel size design, the front grille, and taillights. However, the HEV and PHEV do share an active air flap in the front grille, compared to that of the EV which is closed off, conforming to the sleek shape of the Ioniq.
The Ioniq could be seen by many as an intriguing vehicle, with a sedan type of appearance to an extent, conflicts with its hatchback configuration. This is contributed to by an integrated split-view rear window and integrated spoiler. The interiors of the Ioniq trio are basically similar, with an exception being the dash displays and specific controls of the powertrains. In keeping with the sleek exterior appearance, the interior is also futuristic in its design.
The environmental-friendly theme of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq created by its ‘green’ efficiency is continued inside the vehicle. There is an emphasis on eco-friendly materials that include interior soft-touch components featuring 25 percent sugar cane in its structure. Then there are plastics derived from recycled materials, volcanic stone and powdered wood, metallic paint composed of ingredients extracted from soybean oil, as well as a fabric made of 20 percent sugar cane.
Efficient Driving Performance
The 2017 Ioniq EV is a miserly vehicle when it comes to fuel consumption. With a combined fuel economy rating of 1.7 L/100km, it leaps into the lead of the all-electric vehicle range. Charging time of 24 hours is required for the Ioniq EV 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, using a 120V. If you utilize a 240V, then 4.5 hours is sufficient and only 30 minutes if you plug into a 450V fast-charger.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq HEV is powered by a 104 hp, 1.6 litre Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder. It operates with a 43 hp equivalent 32 kW electric motor and with an original dual-clutch transmission, providing direct, six-speed feedback to the driver.
This Ioniq model also features the world’s first consolidated 12-volt battery that will never need to be replaced.
The 2017 Ioniq EV is a versatile vehicle able to adapt to Canadian driving conditions. In the winter with the heat turned up, two front seat heaters on the go and rear defrost facility activated, this car took it with comfort and ease.