Hyundai Unveils New Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Rodiano Bonacci
Febbraio 28, 2017

Promising to rival the overrated Toyota Prius and boost Hyundai's sales numbers, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-in, and Ioniq Electric will serve as a much-needed expansion to Hyundai's lineup.

"With today's launch of Ioniq plug-in, Hyundai finally has a full lineup of eco-friendly cars", said Lee Kwang-guk, executive vice president of Hyundai Motor, at the Ioniq press event in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.

Last year, Hyundai sold a total of 11,148 Ioniq cars, which include 7,399 hybrids and 3,749 full electric vehicles.

At the event, Lee reaffirmed Hyundai's goal to expand its green vehicle lineup to more than 14 models by 2020. It has better fuel mileage than other PHEV competitors in Korea at 20.5 km/l (gasoline) and 5.5km/kWh, according to the carmaker. The Ioniq Hybrid was introduced in January of past year, and the Ioniq Electric followed two months later.

The latest trim of the Ioniq auto also comes with various driving and safety features, including a lane keeping assist system and the autonomous emergency braking system.

Hyundai has set a price range of between 32.3 million won and 34.1 million won (US$28,510-$30,099) for the Ioniq PHEV.

Without further ado, the 2017 Ioniq Hybrid's base price begins at a shocking $23,035-a couple thousand less than the cheapest Pruis Two.

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