2017 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in, hybrid & EV: Hybrid power

Authored by honghatcdnc

The Ioniq is the first car to be available with a choice of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric power options.

The hybrid combines a specially designed 1.6-litre petrol engine and an electric motor producing 43bhp. Put these together and they produce a combined 139bhp, fed to the front wheels by a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Hyundai says the Ioniq Hybrid returns up to 83.1mpg. That’s less than the 85.6 or 94.2mpg promised by the Toyota Prius, but still sufficient to cover 846 miles (enough to drive from Land's End to John O'Groats) without refuelling.

CO2 emissions for the hybrid are rated at 79g/km, which means that although it’s liable for the London Congestion Charge, road tax is free for cars registered before 1 April 2017.