hyundai IONIQ

Hyundai released the first data of the New Hyundai Ioniq, which intensely updates the model launched in 2016 in terms of design, technology and connectivity.

Ioniq, the first car in the world developed to offer the choice of three different green engines on a single body. It has implemented new technologies that further underscore Hyundai’s leading role in the mobility of the future. Other manufacturers are also planning or launching their first eco-friendly models.

The main novelty of the new Hyundai Ioniq Electric is the updated battery that has become larger than before. Now the car has a 38.3 kWh battery (it was 28 kWh in the previous version), with a capacity increased by 36%.

The direct consequence of the engine developing 136 hp and 295 Nm of maximum torque is the increase in the range which now reaches 294 kilometers on a WLTP cycle. The on-board charger which was previously 6.6 kW, is 7.2 kW now and allowing the car to take only 54 minutes attaching itself to a 100 kW rapid column to recover 80% of the autonomy.

New additions also concern the interiors of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric with the restyling that is enhanced by 1-pedal driving technology, derived from the Kona Electric. It allows managing the recovery of braking energy through the paddles on the steering wheel. It also makes the control of the most frequent slowdowns with the sole gesture of raising the foot from the accelerator.

The graphics of the 7-inch screen of the instrument panel is also updated on board the Ioniq Electric. In addition to the already existing Eco, Comfort and Sport driving modes, Eco + is added, a program that increases the ability to save energy consumption as much as possible while driving.

The evolution of the electric Hyundai Ioniq continues with the enrichment of connectivity that brings a series of new services and features to the Blue Link infotainment system. These include real-time information on traffic, weather and points of interest, the e-Call automatic emergency call.

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In addition, it includes the ability to manage different functions remotely such as door opening and closing, air conditioning, engine start and stop and control energy available in the battery.

The Hyundai Ioniq electric update will be on the market in September 2019.