Until the issue of weight, volume and problems of recharging the battery for the pure electric car is solved, and with respect to the hybrid “plug-in” you have to keep in mind that not everyone (rather the opposite) Your workplace offers a connection to recharge, and that not everyone keeps the car in the garage – or if you can not install an electrical outlet, the already classic hybrid “dry” is still an excellent choice for the User who has ecological awareness, and in turn seeks a good consumer economy. And in this niche, headed by the Toyota Prius for two decades, is where it has come to fit (along with a few more) the Hyundai Ioniq.
The Ioniq is presented, especially in the style finish of the test unit, as a car with a modern look but not “rare”, very well equipped and very comfortable, either by suspension, equipment or sonority (only you can hear the rolling) . What we least like is the frontal design so vertical, aptly named “cascade” by Hyundai itself (we assume that by this verticality), which gives rise to the first thing that bumps against any obstacle is directly the license plate, and some Few millimeters behind, the whole front. Parking “by ear” can be expensive in the “sheet and paint” section.
Another curiosity of the Ioniq: it does not have partial cta-km or “trip distance” (at least I have been unable to find it); So it works with the totalizer cta-km and the autonomy indicated by the instrumentation. The very good is the large central screen, and the small front is also very practical, directly to the driver. And there are other details that are also very pleasant, especially since they indicate that you think about what you may like more or less to each specific user. For starters, cruise control can be used in either classic or adaptive mode; In my case, I really appreciate it. I also liked (a detail that is shared with other Hyundai) the possibility of choosing, when giving a short touch to the lever of the indicators, between it emits three, five or seven flashes; The usual three always seemed meager, and seven excessive. For that reason, to find myself again (as in some Fiat) with the possibility of giving five flashes seems to me great.
Also in the air-conditioning there are interesting details, such as “driver only” mode, which saves you from opening and closing air vents on the dashboard (because the feet are not usually independent) when traveling alone. This way you can economize air conditioning and even manually or automatically lower a point to the fan, since the air comes out of fewer holes, and does it with greater speed. As for the heating, if we leave it in simply dynamic without fan, it stays just to the limit, with the cold that we had in March: it does not equal select 22 that 29,5ºC (it is the cap), because it heats like 22ºC, that is fair enough. And if you want more heat, just give it to the fan, and then the temperature goes up; How the fan and thermostat controls interact is a mystery, but that\’s the way it is.
And finally, the accuracy of the consumption indicator, which is totally coincident – within one-tenth of the precision – is also praiseworthy. Although there is no partial cta-km, the course of the circuit remains the same, and we did it twice (at old and new consumption rates), always with the same precision of indication. And once all these more or less curious details have been told, we will now offer the technical file, and then enter into the analysis of the more specific aspects of the Ioniq: of which it has in common and those that are peculiar to it, in the field Of hybrids.