Hyundai replicate the Toyota Prius with his 2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid sedan. Under a simple plastic hides a triple ambitious model.
Here are the first pictures without camouflage of the hybrid sedan that will rival Hyundai Ioniq in 2016 with the Chevrolet Volt 2 and Toyota Prius 4 La. Hyundai Ioniq leave the choice of three engines: the hybrid, the plug-in hybrid and 100% electric version . The two hybrid versions involve an internal combustion engine with four cylinders in line 1.6 to an electromotor.
2016 Hyundai Ioniq
Question style, future Hyundai Ioniq opts for a more simple design than the new Toyota Prius. Its muzzle resumes the aesthetic theme of the new SUV Hyundai Tucson and stern treated horizontally clearly trivializes the car in traffic. The Hyundai Ioniq is also much more discreet than the imposing Mercedes ML AMG used for shots of the future commercial (see pictures below).
The Ioniq\’s front end will take on Hyundai\’s latest corporate face while the rear of the compact will adopt a roofline similar to that of the Prius and Chevrolet Volt. Although that familiar shape should help the Ioniq in the eyes of economy-conscious shoppers, the overall shape is probably down to aerodynamics more than anything else.
The Ioniq will usher in a new platform engineered specifically for electrified automobiles. Although we haven\’t seen the Ioniq\’s interior, we\’ve heard that it closely mimics the cabins of the Sonata and new Elantra. Pricing and packages should closely mirror that of the Toyota Prius.
The Ioniq will be a unique offering in the market places in that it will offer buyers the choice of three different electrified drivetrains — a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a pure electric system. The hybrids are expected to use a 1.6L gas engine mated to an electric motor.
Following its U.S. debut in New York, look for the Hyundai Ioniq to go on-sale during the later part of 2016.