Hyundai has raised the bar with the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, one of the most efficient cars on the road. The hybrid model combines the power of a 1.6-liter engine and a 32-kW electric motor, allowing the Hyundai Ioniq to get up to 57 mpg in the city and 59 mpg on the highway.*
And now that the Hyundai Ioniq reviews are in, we are learning that there’s even more to this model, which is available now as a hybrid but will soon also be available as an electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid.
Green Car Reports salutes the simple design of the Hyundai Ioniq, and they’re also a fan of the improved brake system.
Additionally, Forbes points out that the Ioniq is not only the most fuel-efficient hybrid available in the U.S. but also has the best coefficient of drag in the industry. It’s clear that the Hyundai Ioniq was designed with much more than just efficiency in mind.
The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is available now, with the electric model and plug-in hybrid model slated for spring and fall. If you’d like to check out the hybrid vehicle, give us a call or pay us a visit any time, here at Gossett Hyundai South.
*EPA estimates for comparison only.
Hybrids are becoming more popular than ever before thanks to some innovative advancements in the industry. Made more efficient and eco-friendly, hybrid models are being offered or researched by most major manufacturers. Here is some information explaining how hybrids work.
According to Edmunds, the most basic explanation is that a hybrid combines a small gasoline engine with an electric motor system. Typically, the electric motor is used at low speeds and supplements power when accelerating, passing, etc. While the first hybrid offered worldwide was the Prius, there are several models now on the market.
A hybrid works by storing electricity in a battery system and then using this power in a motor. This stored power is produced either through an outlet (and used in a plug-in hybrid) or it is made by the engine itself. In some models, the power from the gas engine is split, with some energy going to the wheels, while the other goes to a small generator to produce power for the batteries.
Other intelligent systems in hybrid models include regenerative braking, which uses friction from brakes to produce power, and electricity monitoring systems. You can activate features like some sort of Eco-Mode, use all electricity, or switch on a power “boost” for high-performance designs.
What are the advantages? Hybrids save more fuel, but they also limit emissions and increase performance. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes with standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid designs. Car shoppers interested in the Sonata Hybrid should also see the Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle.
2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
About a month before the big debut in January, Hyundai has released an all-new teaser image of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, giving us a sneak peek at the much-anticipated electric vehicle.
We’ve been looking forward to the Hyundai Ioniq ever since it was first announced, especially since it will be an industry first: offering the option of a hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), or battery electric (BEV) powertrain.
You can check out the Hyundai Ioniq teaser picture here, to get a good look. The image is merely a silhouette, but it does give a clear outline of the vehicle’s general shape. Hopefully, Hyundai will release more pictures before the release date.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is looking to blow its competitors out of the water, and we can’t wait to see how it performs. In the meantime, visit us anytime at Gossett Hyundai to explore our current Hyundai models.