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Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

New Hyundai Ioniq plug-in joins hybrid and electric models at Geneva

Hyundai’s first dedicated alternative fuel car is now on sale in all three specifications

The Hyundai Ioniq plug-in (PHEV) model has made its debut at the Geneva motor show, joining the recently launched hybrid and electric versions that are already on sale priced from £19,995 and £24,495 respectively.

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

The Ioniq is Hyundai’s first dedicated hybrid and full-electric model and also the first car from any manufacturer to be offered with three electric powertrain options within a single body type.

Engines and gearbox

The Ioniq PHEV combines a 104bhp 1.6 GDI direct-injection petrol engine that’s mated to a 55bhp electric motor. The motor is powered by a 8.9kWh lithium ion polymer battery to enable 39 miles of pure electric driving. The car produces CO2 emissions of 26g/km and offers up to 257mpg, according to the New European Driving Cycle.

It joins the hybrid comprised of a 1.6-litre Kappa GDi engine that produces a peak of 103bhp and 108.5lb ft of torque, and a lithium ion battery-powered, permanent magnetic electric motor which contributes a maximum of 43bhp and 125lb ft of torque. The Ioniq hybrid is claimed to have a thermal efficiency of 40% – which conveniently matches its arch-rival, the Toyota Prius.

This efficiency is possible thanks to the combustion engine’s use of optimised cooling and a 200 bar six-point direct fuel injection system, while the electric motor benefits from declination coils that allow it to work with a claimed 95% efficiency.

Drive is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed DCT dual clutch transmission that’s been optimised to offer as much as 97.5% efficiency – another class leading feature, according to Hyundai.

The Ioniq Electric features an uprated lithium-ion battery pack, and is good for an estimated 155 miles of pure electric driving. Its electric motor produces 118bhp and 218lb ft of torque, with drive channelled through a single-speed transmission. In this form, the Ioniq has a top speed of 103mph.

A key standard feature of the electric model is rapid charge compatibility: it can be charged to 80% capability in 33min from a 50kW CCS Combo Rapid public charger. Owners can also plug their car into a conventional domestic charger. To help boost energy when on the move, the Ioniq Electric features regenerative braking which can be adjusted via steering column-mounted paddles.

Read more: Autocar

The complete line-up of the Hyundai Ioniq. They are (from left), the Ioniq Hybrid, the Ioniq EV and the Ioniq PHEV (Image: Hyundai)

Hyundai Motor unveils new Ioniq plug-in hybrid

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Yonhap) — Top South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. unveiled the Ioniq plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) here Monday, completing its lineup of Ioniq cars.

The new plug-in hybrid is the last and third version of the Ioniq, which was first introduced in the country early last year.

The complete line-up of the Hyundai Ioniq. They are (from left), the Ioniq Hybrid, the Ioniq EV and the Ioniq PHEV (Image: Hyundai)
The complete line-up of the Hyundai Ioniq. They are (from left), the Ioniq Hybrid, the Ioniq EV and the Ioniq PHEV (Image: Hyundai)

Previously, the car was available only in hybrid or full electric versions.

“With today’s launch of the Ioniq PHEV, Hyundai Motor now has a full lineup of the green car,” a company official said.

The PHEV uses both an internal combustion engine and rechargeable batteries to provide a maximum driving range of over 900 kilometers, with an average fuel economy of 20.5 kmpl, the highest among PHEV cars currently available in South Korea.

The latest trim of the Ioniq car also comes with various driving and safety features, including a lane keeping assist system and the autonomous emergency braking system.

Read more: Yonhap News

Just Ask Alexa... (Image: Hyundai)

Remote Voice Control of Hyundai IONIQ

Hyundai has announced that its incorporating the use of Amazon Alexa into most of its new vehicles, including the upcoming IONIQ Electric.

According to Hyundai, owners of compatible vehicles will be able to use Echo for simple voice commands, including charging:

“Owners of the all-new Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Plug-in Electric vehicles are able to start and stop charging of their cars with the ease of simple voice commands with Blue Link.”

Just Ask Alexa... (Image: Hyundai)
Just Ask Alexa… (Image: Hyundai)

The Plug-in hybrid Sonata shares this functionality as well.

Of course, the cars won’t be able to start or stop charging unless you’ve manually plugged them in (this is where wireless charging would be preferred), but still it seems like a rather nifty feature to be able to make use of from time to time.

Additional commands (not plug-in specific) include

Owner: “Alexa, ask Blue Link to start charging my Ioniq.”
Alexa: “Request for remote charging your Ioniq has been sent.”

Owner: “Alexa, tell Blue Link to start my car at 80 degrees.”
Alexa: “Request for remote starting your car with climate control has been sent.”

Owner: “Alexa, ask Blue Link to lock my Santa Fe.”
Alexa: “Request for remote locking your Santa Fe has been sent.”

Check out the brief video showing how the vehicle’s interact with Amazon Echo below:

Source: InsideEVs

The Ioniq will first be available as a hybrid and EV, with a PHEV coming later

Hyundai Ioniq specification and pricing announced

Hyundai has revealed details of its Ioniq range – the first to be offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure-EV specifications. The family hatchback will start at £19,995, and goes on sale later this year.

The Ioniq will first be available as a hybrid and EV, with a PHEV coming later
The Ioniq will first be available as a hybrid and EV, with a PHEV coming later

The Ioniq Hybrid will be the first available in the UK, going on sale on Thursday 13th October. It is the conventional hybrid that starts the range off, with prices starting at just under £20,000 for the Ioniq Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi. This will feature a 1.6 litre petrol engine, CO2 emissions rated at 79 g/km, and comes in one of three trim levels – SE, Premium, and Premium SE. The Hybrid range tops out at £23,595.

Following on closely from the hybrid is the Ioniq Electric, which will be available in selected specialist dealerships to start with, before being rolled out nationwide soon after. Prices for the all-electric vehicle start at £28,995, with just the two trim levels – Premium and Premium SE. The latter costs £30,795 – though neither price includes the £4,500 Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG), which it is expected to be eligible for.

Both models are priced very competitively against predicted competition. The Ioniq Hybrid’s main rival is expected to be Toyota’s best-selling Prius, which starts at £23,295. The Ioniq Electric’s biggest challenger on the other hand is likely to be the Nissan Leaf – also a best seller in its market.

The Leaf starts at £21,530 for a 24kWh model with a quoted range of 124 miles, while the longer-range Leaf 30kWh has an official range of 155 miles and starts at £25,230. The Ioniq Electric – presuming it is eligible for the PiCG – will sit slightly askew of the two models in terms of price at £24,495 and £26,295 for each trim. However, it has a quoted ‘maximum potential driving range’ of 174 miles from its 28kWh battery and 88kW motor.

Equipment levels are good across all trims, and all three Ioniq models will feature Hyundai’s five year, unlimited mileage warranty – the Ioniq Electric’s battery covered for eight years or 125,000 miles.

The final version to come to market – the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will go on sale in the UK early 2017, with prices and specification details to be announced closer to launch.

Source: Next Green Car