Hyundai Reveals European Release Dates Of Ioniq Models
All three Hyundai Ioniq models, the hybrid, plug-in-hybrid and all-electric, have already been displayed at major auto shows across the globe.
Up until now, the low emission Hyundai compact car, which shares its core powertrain technology with Kia Niro CUV, has only been on sale in South Korea.
While US consumers still wait the vehicle to hit their local Hyundai dealership stores, we have learned that the all-new Ioniq is coming to the European market in the second half of 2016.
What’s important to note is the fact that Hyundai Motors Europe will first roll out the all-electric Ioniq EV before launching the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.
Hyundai Ioniq EV
Reportedly, the new Ioniq EV is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in September, while both hybrid models will follow a couple of months later.
Although official details have yet to be revealed, the South Korean largest automaker is preparing to bring its eco-friendly Ioniq lineup into 15 European countries.
191 kilometer range
In Korea, the Ioniq electric vehicle has been officially recognized by the government authorities to have an average mileage of 191 kilometers on a single charge.
The mileage goes up to 206 kilometers per charge when the car is driven in the city, and up to 173 kilometers on the highway.
The vehicle boasts one of the longest mileage ratings among low-end EV currently on the market, so hopefully this will result in higher sales.
Inoiq sales in South Korea
According to the latest reports from Korea, Hyundai has sold 3,809 Ioniq hybrid models during the January- April period.
However, it seems like Kia has found even more success with its Niro hybrid car, selling more than 5,000 units in only two months (April-May).