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2017 Ioniq hybrid begins Hyundai’s eco plan

Hyundai‘s never ever lacked aspiration, and that was clear as the Korean company’s director of eco-vehicle advancement announced the company’s plan to have 26 alt-energy automobiles and SUVs– consisting of 6 electric vehicles and two with hydrogen fuel cells– on sale by the year of 2020.

It’s a bold objective, particularly given that it accompanies Hyundai’s plan to introduce six automobiles for its Genesis luxury brand in the exact same duration. Couple of automakers have actually taken on larger engineering difficulties, and none have done it so openly.

The all-new Ioniq hybrid vehicle that goes on sale in the United States late this year is Hyundai’s first move. The compact Ioniq was established specifically to challenge the Toyota Prius as the world’s best hybrid, director Byung Ki Ahn stated during lunch at the Rattlesnake Club on the Detroit riverfront recently. It utilizes a brand-new architecture that was established particularly for hybrids and electric cars. The architecture, established under the program name AE, likewise underpins the Kia Niro hybrid SUV, also anticipated to go on sale late this year. The Hyundai Group manages Kia. The two brands share engineering and innovation however have extremely different designs.

Hyundai will offer conventional hybrid and all-electric variations of the Ioniq in the United States this year. A plug-in hybrid will follow late in the second quarter of 2017. The hatchback Ioniq will be the only vehicle worldwide to provide all three powertrain choices in a single body style. Hyundai hasn’t revealed pricing for any of the automobiles yet, but anticipate them to be near to their arch competitor, the Toyota Prius.

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