Review of Hyundai Ioniq
Think Hyundai’s Ioniq is equivalent to a car’s Goldilocks (there are fewer bears only), with the brand offering three different eco options in one car, which means all you need to do is choose something just right.
See, the updated Ioniq is provided with three different powertrain options, starting with a hybrid, then a plug-in hybrid, and finally an all-electric version.
And this 2020 update has seen the addition of a bigger battery in the EV, better interior technology across the board and, less happily, higher prices regardless of which type you go for.
So is Ioniq really a best proposal in all of the world? Or is it a jack of all but master’s deals?
Let’s find out.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 8/10
Regardless of the Ioniq you choose – be it Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid or Electric – you can choose between two cutting levels, Elite and Premium, with prices rising right across the board.
How much you pay will depend on how green you feel, with the cheapest Hybrid being around $ 800, while the all-electric version adds $ 3,500 – a big jump, but a Hyundai justifies with a bigger 38.3kWh battery, which means a 33 percent better range and better cabin technology.
Exactly what you get for your earnings depends on your drivetrain choice, so please persevere with us for a while while we extract the details.
Ioniq Hybrid Elite ($ 34,790) comes with fabric seats, HID LED lights, 10.25-inch multimedia (the largest ever on Hyundai’s screen), both Apple CarPlay and Android Equipped, and eight stereo Infinity speaker. The alloys are 15 inches in size, and you’ll find dual-zone climate control, HID LEDs, push-button start and proximity lock.
Opt in to the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Elite ($ 41,990) and you’ll add smart journeys with stops and go, bigger 16-inch alloys and electronic parking brakes. Finally, Ioniq Electric Elite ($ 48,490) reduces climate control to a single-zone system, but adds electric folding mirrors and rain sensor wipers and a seven-inch TFT screen in the driver’s box.
Hybrid Premium enhancement ($ 39,990) adds 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, smart cruise, a seven-inch screen in the driver’s box, LED headlights, heated and ventilated front seats and windows God.
Plug-In Hybrid Premium ($ 46,490) shares the same extended feature list, but reduces wheel size to 16 inches and Electric Premium ($ 52,490) again reduces climate control to a single system. region
Is there anything interesting about its design? 7/10
Do you like the looks of the current Ioniq family? Then the boy has good news for you.
On the outside, expect more of a design tick than a complete overhaul, with the new headlights and grille design adjusting the changes. On the other hand, though, it is very similar.
Inside, however, the changes are bigger and easier to use, led by the largest multimedia display ever seen on a Hyundai car – a 10.25-inch unit with a large, black frame, It’s clear and fairly easy to use, and that comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to boot.
The climate control switch has also been replaced by a modern, backlit touch control unit, but the cabin’s superior features depend on your budget, with leather seats and windows. The big skies we’ve experienced in Premium cars really enhance the interior space.
How realistic is the inner space? 7/10
It’s spacious, Ioniq, especially in the backseat. While the rear space is wide enough, I find I have plenty of knee room behind my own driving position, and you can confidently sit two adults in the back comfortably, although the three still stretch.
At the front, the cabin feels spacious, there’s less risk of an awkward elbow rubbing against your front passenger, with two seats separated by a wide armrest, and a double-size storage block like a human. Hold cup or bottle.
The more expensive models have a wireless charging feature underneath the air-conditioning controller, while only Ionic Electric swaps the traditional T bar for a somewhat bizarre gear shifting button on the side. in front of a wrist pad looks a little like a computer mouse.
Ioniq measures 4470mm, height up to 1475mm and it runs on a 2700mm wheelbase. To put that into perspective, the i30 sells at 4340mm, 1795mm and 1455mm, so we’re talking about a bigger car in every direction.
Hybrid cars will serve a maximum of 563 lites of boot space with the rear seats in place, or a maximum of 1518 liters (VDA, filling the roof). Plug-In Hybrid cars suffer a space penalty, with 446 liters and 1401 liters, and electric cars provide 462 liters and 1417 liters.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 8/10
The three options are here, so let’s start with the cheapest option; mixture. That car mixes a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine with a 32kW electric motor for a combined capacity of 104kW and 265Nm. It is paired with a six-speed DCT auto.
Next is the Plug-In Hybrid, which combines the same petrol engine and gearbox with a larger electric battery to produce the same output (104kW and 265Nm), but provides a pure electric driving range of up to 63 km. .
Finally, there’s Ioniq Electric, which eliminates gasoline engines to use 100kW and 295Nm electric motors, powered by a larger 38.3kWh battery for 2020. That power is provided through a single-speed gearbox.