The Hyundai Ioniq was first unveiled in January 2016 in South Korea. Its name, which sounds technical and complicated, is a combination of ion and unique. In the same year, it also debuted in the New York International Auto Show and the Geneva International Motor Show featuring all three variants: a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and an all-electric type.
It is worth mentioning that all variants released from 2017 to 2019 were awarded as the most efficient vehicle by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Locally, the all-new Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid was introduced at the Manila International Auto Show in 2018.
The Ioniq Hybrid is an environmentally friendly car that's oozing with sophistication
Displayed on its front is a cascading, broad grille paired with projector-type headlamps with a blue tinge, a symbol of its hybrid capabilities. Below the headlights are air ducts designed with LED lights that add a modern and sporty touch on its fascia.
Its sleek body bears the BlueDrive badge and is filled with the right amount of curves and character lines. The rear is designed with a gracefully sloping roof. Below, it features a striking pair of tail lights and a contemporary rear spoiler with a high mount stop lamp.
Supporting this reliable automobile that measures 4,470mm long, 1,820mm wide, and 1,460mm tall is a set of 17-inch alloy wheels.
The color beige, high-quality plastics, and leather seats dominate its cabin. It can accommodate five passengers that will enjoy its spacious head and legroom. The rear is split into 60:40. It comes with a foldable elbow rest.
Drivers will enjoy the leather-covered steering wheel and gear-lever shifter, power adjusted seat, and the digital gauge cluster.
Technology & Safety Features
For entertainment, it is equipped with a five-inch touchscreen infotainment display system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Charging mobile devices will never be a problem as this hybrid is fitted with a wireless charging pad.
Safety is assured as it is built with a good number of SRS airbags at the front and side. It is also fitted with curtain airbags for added protection. Added features include front-seat seatbelt reminder, an anti-lock braking system, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and stability control.
Platform & Chassis
This efficient hybrid is fitted with a unibody chassis with a MacPherson Strut suspension at the front and a multi-link setup at the rear. Braking is supported by disc brakes on all four corners of the wheels.
Engine & Drivetrain
The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid runs using a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter CVVT gasoline engine that produces 139 hp with a torque of 264 Nm. It is paired with a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) that uses a lithium-Ion polymer battery. It is matched with a six-speed, dual speed transmission.