Hyundai Motor America unveiled the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric models for the American market earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show. As the world’s first dedicated vehicle platform with three electrified low-and zero-emission powertrain choices, the all-new Ioniq offers the latest connectivity and active safety features for a comprehensive eco-lifestyle transportation solution. Ioniq models offer a sleek, aerodynamic silhouette with a class-leading 0.24 Cd derived from carefully designed surfaces. Its fluid exterior shape and smooth air flow channels emphasize aerodynamic body lines and design forms. Hyundai’s Ioniq line-up calls upon two key factors, efficiency and technology, in its design, which combine to create both a unique and forward-looking appearance. In crafting the exterior appearance of Ioniq, Hyundai designers concentrated on its future-focused character, fundamental to its appeal. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize aerodynamic body lines and surface volumes. A sporty, hatchback-like profile is inspired by aerodynamic efficiency, complementing the soft lines and surfaces that trace the car’s outline. In addition to Ioniq aerodynamics, further design details distinguish the Hybrid, Plug-in and Electric models from one another, creating their unique identities: Ioniq Hybrid The front of the Ioniq Hybrid is characterized by the Bi-Xenon HID headlights surrounded by C-shaped LED positioning lamps. Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille and vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights further convey purity of design. Contrasting colors at the base of the bumper fascia add individual character and can be paired with two unique interior environments. The Ioniq Hybrid features specially-designed two-tone contrasting 15- or 17-inch alloy wheels. Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid In addition to general exterior design details from the Hybrid, such as the hexagonal grille and the vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights, the Ioniq Plug-in also features low-beam LED headlamps. The Plug-in also integrates a charging portal into the left front fender for the lithium-ion polymer battery. Specially-designed 16-inch alloy wheels further differentiate the Plug-in Hybrid model. Ioniq Electric Ioniq Electric conveys a unique front perspective: without a need for extensive powertrain cooling, the grille is a sleek and clean surface. The Electric model also features LED low-beam front headlamps and rear combination lamps with a unique pattern and identity for the rear view, as well as unique eco-spoke alloy wheels. Power for both the Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid feature a new Kappa 1.6L direct-injected Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine. This engine has been specifically tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a smooth shifting six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission (DCT) – differentiating Ioniq from its key competitors with a more dynamic and engaging driving experience. The high-efficiency electric motor has a pure electric driving mode and delivers instantaneous torque at low speeds, with available power-assist at higher vehicle speeds. The Ioniq Hybrid’s electric motor delivers an estimated 32 kW powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity. The battery is efficiently positioned under the rear passenger seats. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid provides an estimated all-electric range of more than 25 miles, powered by a potent 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The Ioniq Plug-in’s estimated 45kW electric motor is coupled with the gasoline direct-injected Atkinson four-cylinder Kappa engine. The Ioniq Electric offers pure electric mobility with a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery for an estimated driving range of 110 miles. The Electric motor has an estimated maximum output of 88 kW through a single-speed reduction gear transmission. Hyundai uses a lithium-ion polymer battery pack for all Ioniq models which is 20 percent lighter than non-polymer lithium-ion batteries and can be shaped more optimally to the interior than standard cell format batteries. This also provides lower memory sensitivity, excellent charge and discharge efficiency, and outstanding maximum output. Inside the passenger cabin, the interior of Ioniq captures the model’s futuristic qualities, with a ‘Purified High-tech’ design concept. A smooth, elegant and clutter-free theme and efficient use of interior space complements a logical, structured approach applied to the layout of controls for intuitive operation. Materials for the interior were chosen with an ecologically-sensitive focus and are used to create a simple and clean look throughout the car, giving the interior a sleek, light and purified feel. To suit customers’ varied lifestyles, Ioniq features state-of-the-art infotainment and connectivity features. Ioniq is equipped with a high-definition 7-inch TFT information cluster. With a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, it displays all gauge functions (speedometer, drive mode, fuel level). Depending on the selected drive mode, background color and gauges are adapted to always provide the most important and useful information. Within SPORT mode, the display changes into a revolving digital speedometer that is surrounded by an analog-type tachometer, showing engine rpm in red. When choosing ECO mode, the TFT-information cluster simulates the classic speedometer needle. Ioniq also allows drivers to integrate their smartphone with the vehicle’s infotainment system by providing both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both systems enable users to connect their devices to activate music, telephone or navigation functions with lower distraction levels. Ioniq also offers a wireless inductive-charging pad (Qi standard) for mobile phones. Dimensions & specifications Wheelbase: 106.3; overall length: 176.0; width: 71.7; height: 57.1 All vehicle measurements are in inches. Engine: 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder – 104 hp at 5,700 rpm and 109 lbs-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm; Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor – 32 kW (43 hp at 125 lbs-ft of torque); Lithium-ion polymer battery 240 V at 1.56 kWh. Transmission: six-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch automatic Cargo capacity: 26.5 cubic feet.