It’s set to be an electrifying event for Hyundai IONIQ at the Geneva International Motor Show kicking off tomorrow (1st March 2016)
The Hyundai IONIQ is based on a new platform, specially developed to house the lithium-ion batteries on board. The batteries will be used to save fuel in the hybrid models, and of course, provide the power to the electric motors that drive the wheels in the fully-electric version. The IONIQ can be specified as a fully electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid or a full hybrid, and is expected to rival the Toyota Prius when it goes on sale in March.
The All-New Hyundai IONIQ line-up, will consisted of: IONIQ Hybrid, IONIQ Electric and IONIQ Plug-in. The world’s first model offering three electrified powertrains, IONIQ will make low-to zero-emission mobility accessible to everyone. The new approach of Hyundai Motor delivers an uncompromised design and driving experience through innovative technology, and offers customers the latest connectivity and safety technologies. An important milestone of Hyundai Motor’s sustainability strategy, bringing to market new innovative technologies and extending the company’s product range to support further organic sales growth in Europe.
“IONIQ is an important step forward for our brand. We are bringing a unique new approach to e-mobility, with no compromise on design, driving pleasure and connectivity. And we’re making it accessible to more customers, further extending our product line-up.” – Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe
“With our pioneering ix35 Fuel Cell electric vehicle and several hybrid and plug-in hybrid models sold around the world, Hyundai Motor already has a proven capability in electrified powertrains. Now, with the launch of our first dedicated model, we are taking the lead as the only car manufacturer with hybrid, electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles in production.” – Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe