31 Jul 2017 Hyundai Ioniq – Stunning Hatchback with Three Powertrain Options
Bringing the next level of performance and style, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is a stunning hatchback that everything you wish to have in your fuel efficient vehicle. Fuel efficient vehicles are notorious for have great performance, but bland designs, however; the latest addition to this car segment is nothing like this.
Hyundai has made the latest Ioniq to look simply breathtaking and given it the performance that makes this hatchback one of the best in its segment. However, what is truly tremendous about this vehicle is that it comes with three powertrain options so that you can choose the one that suits your needs best.
It has a powerful design, good safety features and amazing new technological features that make the latest Ioniq the perfect addition to the Hyundai lineup for the year 2017. It is promising to bring a lot more than just a promise of power and it is already stunning the senses of the car enthusiasts all over the world with its charm and high performance.
It comes in three powertrain variants that are all-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid. Since it is a hatchback, it is bringing a spacious cargo capacity so that you can use it as generously as possible. Along with that, the new Ioniq has luxurious amenities and comfortable cabin that makes driving around in the new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq even more fun.
Here is a review of the new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq with a closer look at its three powertrains, performance, design, safety features and its price in the UAE.
The Three Powertrain Options of 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
When it was first revealed in 2016, it was World’s First Car with three electric options. Since the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is an energy efficient vehicle, all of its powertrains will bring the best features and specifications to help you save energy, fuel and your money as well.
All of these three powertrains will come with Blue Drive technology that is designed to present higher level of performance while creating lowest possible pollution. This is the main aim behind providing three different types of powertrains because, in this way, the driver will be able to have a more efficient ride without the need to spend more money.
The three powertrain options are:
- Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid: The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid has the best of both worlds ready for you and at your service. The driver will have the power to switch between gas and electric version however and whenever he needs them.
- Ioniq Electric: Much like other electric vehicles, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq all-electric option will bring a complete clean mode of driving. With this powertrain, you can easily charge the vehicle from home or at your office.
- Ioniq Hybrid: The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is designed to offer better fuel mileage and will go farther on a gallon than your conventional hybrid vehicle.
As for performance specifications, the hybrid version of 2017 Hyundai Ioniq 139 horsepower and a torque of 109 lb-ft. It provides a fuel efficiency of 57mpg in the city and 46mpg on the highway. The hybrid version of this vehicle is fitted with a 1.6-litre Atkinson V4 engine, front-wheel drive and EcoShift 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Design of 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
The design of the new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is very crisp and breathtakingly beautiful. The style of the hatchback is very modern and classy, while at the same time, it is very aerodynamic as well. The interior of the new Ioniq is very comfortable and luxurious so that when you drive around town, you are enjoying the ride!
From the back, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq looks like a hatchback, while from the front and sides, it looks like a sedan. The exterior design is often described as clean and aerodynamic, while there are many others who describe it to have a very coupe like style and characterization.
Overall, the look of the vehicle is very stunning, thanks to the active and passive aerodynamic features. It has wheel air curtains, smooth under body cover and a rear spoiler that makes the exterior even more dynamic than it already is.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq has a drag co-efficient of 0.24 so that you can drive on high speeds without having to worry about your performance. It features many aerodynamic attributes such as active grille shutters, automatic projector headlights and 15-inch eco-spoke alloy wheels.
The all-electric version comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, a charging port, LED taillights graphics and automatic projector headlights. While the Plug-in Hybrid version features 16-inch alloy wheels active grille shutters, charge port, automatic projector headlights LED taillights and daytime running lights.
The interior of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq may appear to be simple at a glance, yet it is very luxurious and comfortable. To further enhance the look of the new Ioniq, Hyundai has added a slide sunroof with power tilt functions so that you can open and close the sunroof with just a touch of a button.
The front seats come with the heated functionality so that you can be truly comfortable even when it is cold outside. The dashboard features a 7-inch touch screen that will show main functions such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a rear-view camera.
As for the materials used, the interior is covered with materials that were made with the use of sugar cane and volcanic stones. These materials were used to create parts of interior such as the door trims, headliners and floor carpeting.
Other than that, the interior also boosts of having have climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel with cruise control and audio controls.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq has some of the best and technologically advanced features. Some of its highlighting features include:
- Integrated Bluetooth
- Siriusxm Satellite Radio
- HD Radio Technology
- Connected Drive
- USB/Smartphone Input Jacks
Some of the optional technological features include:
- Blue Link Telematics System,
- Connected Drive Smartphone App,
- Wireless Device Charging,
- Infinity Premium Audio System
- Navigation System
- 8-Inch Touchscreen
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq offers some of the advanced safety features that are designed to make this hatchback safe and bring a confident drive. The new Ioniq offers plenty of standard safety features, however, if you want to maximize the safety of your vehicle, you can further choose to purchase the optional safety features.
The standard safety features include:
- Driver’s Blind Spot Mirror
- Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Lane Change Assist
- Rearview Camera
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
- Brake Assist (BA)
- 7 Airbags
- Energy-Absorbing Steering Column
- Front Seatbelt Pretensioners and Force Limiters
- Rear LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers For Children)
- Front And Rear Crumple Zones
- Power Window Lock-Out Button
Some of the optional safety features include:
- Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
- Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
- Headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL)
The Price of 2017 Hyundai Ioniq in the UAE
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is already available in multiple countries around the world. The Hybrid version of the vehicle is already available, whereas the all-electric version of the vehicle and the plug-in hybrid version are expected to hit the global car markets soon.
The release date and its price in the UAE is yet to be announced, but it is expected that the release date and price of the new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will be announced very soon. The price of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid Blue trim level starts from $22,200, the price of SEL trim level starts from $23,950 and the price of Limited Trim level is $27,500.
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