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Hyundai reveals details on IONIQ Hybrid ahead of Detroit

Hyundai reveals details on ION...
This angle from the rear quarter shows the Sonata-like styling of the Hyundai IONIQ
This angle from the rear quarter shows the Sonata-like styling of the Hyundai IONIQ
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This rendering teased before the unveil shows the conceptual body styling of the new IONIQ
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This rendering teased before the unveil shows the conceptual body styling of the new IONIQ
This interior rendering, teased before the unveiling, is close to the actual interior shown by Hyundai in this latest leak
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This interior rendering, teased before the unveiling, is close to the actual interior shown by Hyundai in this latest leak
The rear of the Hyundai IONIQ has a look similar to the Sonata model and very similar to Toyota's Prius
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The rear of the Hyundai IONIQ has a look similar to the Sonata model and very similar to Toyota's Prius
This angle from the rear quarter shows the Sonata-like styling of the Hyundai IONIQ
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This angle from the rear quarter shows the Sonata-like styling of the Hyundai IONIQ
This showcase of the interior for the IONIQ details how it will be very similar to other Hyundai sedans, but some differing details such as the controls around the shift knob can be made out
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This showcase of the interior for the IONIQ details how it will be very similar to other Hyundai sedans, but some differing details such as the controls around the shift knob can be made out
This infographic shows the body structure and build for the IONIQ
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This infographic shows the body structure and build for the IONIQ
The powertrain for the IONIQ Hybrid are shown in this infographic blow out
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The powertrain for the IONIQ Hybrid are shown in this infographic blow out
This rendering teased the hatchback styling for the IONIQ
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This rendering teased the hatchback styling for the IONIQ
A sportier, more low-roofed look was given in this rendering than is seen in the rality
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A sportier, more low-roofed look was given in this rendering than is seen in the rality
This stylized interior rending was relatively close to the actual interior shown
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This stylized interior rending was relatively close to the actual interior shown
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The Hyundai IONIQ will debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next week, but the company has already released information about the car beyond its looks and design generalities. The IONIQ will be the first production vehicle to be offered with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric powertrain in one model.

The choice of electric, plug-in, or hybrid powertrains will be the first thing setting the IONIQ apart from others on the market. The first version of the platform to be offered will be a dedicated hybrid model, for which Hyundai has released full information. It is expected that information on the plug-in and electric options will be released closer to or during the show in Detroit.

The powertrain for the IONIQ Hybrid are shown in this infographic blow out
The powertrain for the IONIQ Hybrid are shown in this infographic blow out

The hybrid IONIQ will use a 1.6-liter Kappa GDi engine with 40 percent thermal efficiency. This engine was developed exclusively to power hybrid vehicles and mates to a permanent magnetic electric motor. The engine produces 105 ps (103.5 hp, 77 kW) and the motor produces an additional 43.5 ps (43 hp, 35 kW).

The engine has a split design for the block and head to optimize cooling and fuel is delivered through a 200-bar high pressure fuel injector. Power for the motor is provided by a lithium-ion polymer battery, which is recharged from the engine and regenerative braking. The engine and motor turn a dual clutch transmission designed for the hybrid as a variant of the dual clutch found in the all-new Hyundai Tucson. This new transmission has a power efficiency of 95.7 percent.

This infographic shows the body structure and build for the IONIQ
This infographic shows the body structure and build for the IONIQ

The body of the Hyundai IONIQ is built with 53 percent high strength steel which has been combined with aluminum. The new model saves 45 percent of its potential weight by using cast aluminum non-structural bodywork (hood, tailgate, etc.).

Hyundai has teased renderings of the IONIQ already and now more substantial visual offerings are being made ahead of Detroit. Gizmag will bring more information on this car as it becomes available.

Source: Hyundai

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6 comments
EcoLogical
Atkinson Cycle ICE ... Dual Clutch Transmission ... Really?
Why are these companies investing in 'old' technology?
Tesla has proven that ICEs and Transmissions are obsolete!
The Chevy Bolt confirms that all-electric cars are economical!
Who wants a car with an ICE & DCT when practical and economical electric cars are available? I certainly don't!
MadMaxx
All electric range if any? Price?
Just Cause
What I would like to see is an electric vehicle with fuel cell, so if the batteries run out there is a fall back plan or range extender.
OttoKarr
Blah blah blah, Tesla. Blah blah, Tesla. Lest anyone forget that the sun rises and sets on Tesla Motors and their polluting and non-ecofriendly manufacturing process and inability to turn a profit.
RobTorres
@EcoLogical - Electric vehicles have come a long way in the past few years, but they're still lacking in mileage range, and the charge station infrastructure is still years away from making it feasible for mainstream consumers to comfortably make the switch. Therefore, it's still important to make advancements in the efficiency of "old" technology, such as Atkinson ICE and DCT.

Tesla has yet to be profitable (and won't be until maybe 2020 at the earliest), and the verdict has yet to be written for the Chevy Bolt, so nothing has really been "proven" or "confirmed" as you stated.
Nicolas Zart
I'm impressed with Hyundai. I just finished test driving the 2016 Sonata Hybrid and jumping in the PHEV version. I found the car to be a great improvement overall, and on par with a Hinda Accord, or equivalent.
I think the Ionoq makes a lot of sense for those who are still shy about pure EVs.