HYUNDAI IONIQ EXTERIOR DESIGN

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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. These attributes combine to boost aerodynamics further, which, when combined with various other smart efficiency solutions, produce a class-leading 0.24 coefficient of drag.
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 color choices for Ioniq models include Black Noir Pearl, Symphony Air Silver, and Electric Blue Metallic, Ceramic White, Siena Brown and Summit Gray. 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.