It wasn’t planned that Hyundai’s latest hybrid, the i-ioniq would be revealed to the general public until the Geneva Motor Show. Under unknown circumstances, a photo of it and some information leaked on the internet.
The design looks stunningly aggressive and futuristic. The hexagonal frontal grill goes by Hyundai’s concept of “fluid sculpture”. Apparently, there will be room for four passengers on the inside, passengers which will enjoy all the high-tech equipment you can think of.
With such exterior design and interior comfort, you would expect the i-ioniq to have some source of power, too. Well, you’d be wrong. The new hybrid will get a combination of a 1-liter gasoline engine, and an electric one. The combined power only comes to a value of around 105 horsepower (and that’s not good at all for an automobile that claims to be a sports car). The range will be of 120 km in all electric mode, and up to 700 km with both the electric motor and the gasoline one working. The CO2 emissions will be of only 45g/km, which is around normal for a hybrid in this class.
All of this information comes from unknown, unofficial sources, so there is a possibility they aren’t completely true. I’ve got to tell you, the 105 horsepower do seem rather low. We’ll find out more in 4 days, when the Geneva event will start. If we get any more news about Hyundai’s latest hybrid we’ll let you know.
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