Hyundai Ioniq Caguht Fully Undisguised For The First Time
The teaser sketches released by Hyundai have given us a rough idea of what the new Ioniq will look like, but these spy shots make things a whole lot clearer.
Exclusive images originally posted by Yahoo Autos were taken while the vehicle was uncovered for a video shoot, and what we see is pretty much what we would expect from a Hyundai dedicated electric vehicle.
The Ioniq is Hyundai’s take on the 5-door hybrid, and it will be competing with the likes of the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius.
The upcoming 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will come with 3 different powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric.
The internal combustion component of the engine is expected to be a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder, which is right between the 1.5-liter and 1.8-liter found in the Volt and Prius, respectively.
The engine will be paired to an electric motor, and Hyundai will allow drivers to eliminate the ICE completely, much like BMW does with the i3 model.
Look at the front end of the Ioniq and you see a car that is unmistakably Hyundai, while the rear is more akin to its competitors.
It’s hard to tell, but the high rear deck and small window in back may make rearward visibility a little restricted.
Spy shots we received in the past were all of a vehicle still wrapped in camouflage, but what we saw of the interior was reminiscent of the Elantra and Sonata.
If the renderings are anything to go by, though, the Ioniq may be a little more distinctive.
It’s only a little while longer before we get to see for ourselves, as the Ioniq will be unveiled in South Korea next month, and will then make appearances at motor shows in Geneva and New York in early 2016.