Hyundai adds PHEV to Ioniq Lineup
The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid adds another compelling eco-focused offering from the world’s first dedicated vehicle platform to be offered in three electrified powertrains.
Hyundai has added the 2018 Plug-in Hybrid model to its popular Ioniq line-up for the 2018 model year, along with new features for Ioniq Hybrid and Electric models.
The growing eco-focused Ioniq line-up is the first to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform.
The new 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid and other models offer a sleek, aerodynamic silhouette with an industry-leading 0.24 Cd derived from carefully designed surfaces.
The Ioniq employs efficiency and technology in its design to create both a unique and forward-looking appearance. Throughout the entire development phase, engineers and designers worked closely to ensure that form and function evolved simultaneously in a complementary fashion.
The new 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid provides an all-electric range of more than 29 miles, 119 MPGe in EV mode and (US) 52 mpg in hybrid mode based on EPA estimates, powered by a potent 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.
The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid features a new Kappa 1.6-litre direct-injected Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine with an unsurpassed thermal efficiency of 40 per cent and delivering an estimated 104 hp and an estimated 109 lb/ft of torque.
This engine has been specifically tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a quick-shifting six-speed double-clutch transmission – differentiating Ioniq from its key competitors with a more dynamic and engaging driving experience.
The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid’s estimated 45 kW (60 hp) electric motor is coupled with a 1.6-litre direct-injected Atkinson four-cylinder Kappa engine.
The high-efficiency electric motor can operate at speeds up to 75 mph and delivers instantaneous torque at low speeds, with available power-assist at higher vehicle speeds.