Hyundai IONIQ lineup will be seen at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on February 29, 2016

Hyundai Motor is launching its all-new Hyundai IONIQ powerhouse lineup, which includes the IONIQ Electric, IONIQ Hybrid, and IONIQ Plug-In, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Hyundai IONIQ is the first lineup to introduce three electric-powered vehicles, ensuring zero-emission mobility.

Hyundai Motor's new strategy is to provide its clients with better, safer, and a more exciting driving experience delivered by the powerful combination of exquisite design and excellent technology.

The Hyundai IONIQ marks an important role in fulfilling Hyundai Motor's vision offering sustainable energy solutions with its vehicles, expanding the car maker's array of innovative products and boosting its sales in Europe.

Hyundai Motor Europe Vice President (VP) of Marketing Jochen Sengpiehl said that the Hyundai IONIQ marks a significant milestone towards e-mobility with uncompromised design and connectivity. Furthermore, Sengpiehl believes that with the extended lineup, more customers will gain access to Hyundai Motor's products.

All three vehicles are incorporated with enhanced connectivity through the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility features. The Hyundai IONIQ lineup also supports wireless mobile charging and Tom Tom live services.

The infotainment system comes with a seven-inch TFT instrument cluster that displays all the necessary driver information. For enhanced safety, the Hyundai IONIQ vehicles are integrated with safety technologies such as Lane Keep Assist System, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Smart Cruise Control, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Moreover, all vehicles are built with a highly stylish aerodynamic silhouette complemented by a 0.24 Cd value. They come with detailed aerodynamic body lines and volumes with the help of natural air flow channels and a fluid exterior body.

The Blue accents on the IONIQ Hybrid and the IONIQ Plug-In highlight the integral elements on both the exterior and the exterior. On the other hand, the IONIQ Electric gets exclusive copper accents, which represent the full e-mobility features of the vehicle.


The IONIQ Hybrid and the IONIQ Plug-In come with the new Kappa 1.6-liter GDI, direct injection petrol, and four-cylinder engine paired with a 40% thermal efficiency. Tailored for the hybrid application, the core delivers 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque.

Moreover, the engine yields direct responding, smooth shifting six-speed double clutch transmission -- a feature that makes the Hyundai IONIQ lineup better than its rivals in terms of dynamism. The electric motor provides a genuine electric driving experience and even offers instant torque with the help of the chassis matched with rear multi-link suspension.

The electric motor of the IONIQ Hybrid, powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity located beneath the rear seats, can deliver up to 32 kW or 43.50 PS and up to 170 Nm of torque. Together with the 1.6-liter GDI engine, the vehicle can produce an output of 103.60 kW or 141 PS and a maximum torque of 265 Nm.

The core allows the IONIQ Hybrid to accelerate up to 185 km/h or 115 mph while releasing combined carbon emissions of as low as 79 g/km. The IONIQ Plug-In, on the other hand, offers a maximum genuine electric driving range of nearly 31 miles or 50 km.

The engine is powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with an 8.90 kWh capacity. The 45kW or 61 PS electric motor, together with the 1.6-litter GDI engine, reduces carbon emissions to as low as 32 g/km.

Meanwhile, the IONIQ Electric is powered by a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that supports a mile range of more than 155 miles or 250 km.

It can deliver a maximum instant torque of 295 Nm with the help of its electric motor that yields a maximum output of 88 kW or 120 PS. The core allows the single-speed reducer transmission to accelerate the IONIQ Electric up to 165 km/h or 103 mph.

Press Release


At the Geneva Motor Show 2016, Hyundai Motor is introducing the All-New Hyundai IONIQ line-up, consisting of: IONIQ Hybrid, IONIQ Electric and IONIQ Plug-in. The world’s first model offering three electrified powertrains, IONIQ will make low-to zero-emission mobility accessible to everyone. The new approach of Hyundai Motor delivers an uncompromised design and driving experience through innovative technology, and offers customers the latest connectivity and safety technologies.

The All-New Hyundai IONIQ is an important milestone of Hyundai Motor’s sustainability strategy, bringing to market new innovative technologies and extending the company’s product range to support further organic sales growth in Europe.

Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “IONIQ is an important step forward for our brand. We are bringing a unique new approach to e-mobility, with no compromise on design, driving pleasure and connectivity. And we’re making it accessible to more customers, further extending our product line-up.”

The IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in both feature the new Kappa 1.6-litre GDI, direct injection petrol, four-cylinder engine with a class-leading thermal efficiency of 40 per cent delivering 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque. The engine has been tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with the direct responding, smooth shifting six-speed double clutch transmission – differentiating the IONIQ from its competitors with a more dynamic driving experience. The mated electric motor enables pure electric driving and delivers instant torque as the chassis with rear multi-link suspension greatly enhances driving dynamics.

The IONIQ Hybrid’s electric motor delivers 32 kW (43.5 PS) with maximum torque of 170 Nm, powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity positioned under the rear seats. In combination with the 1.6-litre GDI engine IONIQ Hybrid offers a system output of 103.6 kW (141 PS) and up to 265 Nm of torque accelerating to a top speed of up to 185 km/h (115mph) with targeted CO2 emissions as low as 79 g/km (combined).

Drivers choosing the IONIQ Plug-in can safely rely on approximately over 50 kilometres (31 miles) of estimated pure electric driving range powered by the potent 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The 45kW (61 PS) electric motor together with the 1.6-litre GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine targets CO2 emissions as low as 32 g/km.

The IONIQ Electric offers pure e-mobility through a 28 kWh Lithium-ion Polymer battery for an estimated range of over 250 km (155 miles). The instantly available maximum torque of 295 Nm is delivered by the electric motor with maximum output of 88 kW (120 PS) through the single-speed reducer transmission accelerating the car up to 165 km/h (103mph).

The customer experience inside the IONIQ line-up is enhanced through state-of-the art connectivity features like Android Auto, Apple Car Play as well as Tom Tom live services and wireless charging of your smartphone. Furthermore, the driving experience becomes digital through the 7-inch TFT instrument cluster displaying all key driver information.

A holistic and innovative safety package including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart Cruise Control ensures high safety levels for drivers and passengers alike.

All versions feature the sleek aerodynamic silhouette with a class-leading Cd value of 0.24. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize the aerodynamic body lines and volumes.

Blue accents on the IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in emphasize specific elements on the exterior and in the interior for a seamless design. The IONIQ Electric features exclusive copper coloured accents to signify electricity flowing through the car’s interior.

Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “With our pioneering ix35 Fuel Cell electric vehicle and several hybrid and plug-in hybrid models sold around the world, Hyundai Motor already has a proven capability in electrified powertrains. Now, with the launch of our first dedicated model, we are taking the lead as the only car manufacturer with hybrid, electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles in production.”

The All-New Hyundai IONIQ Line-up will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1 at the Hyundai Press Conference at 10:30 CET on the Hyundai stand (No. 1040).

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