With the IONIQ, Hyundai Canada is offering us its first platform that relies on three different electrified powertrains, in addition to active safety features and high-tech connectivity features. All that with zero-emission motoring.
The new 2017 Hyundai IONIQ is the first in the world to boast a trio of electric powertrains, and thanks to very competitive pricing, our wallets should also be happy to help the environment.
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The IONIQ hybrid will start at $24,299 before freight and delivery charges, while the IONIQ EV will retail from $35,649. As the for the IONIQ plug-in hybrid, its MSRP will be unveiled at the end of 2017, when the car will go on sale.
The hybrid version is equipped with a 1.6-litre gasoline engine and a 32-kW electric motor, for a combined output of 139 horsepower. They’re managed by a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission and a parallel hybrid structure.
The fully electric IONIQ gets an 88-kW electric motor, or 118 horsepower, that essentially functions with the energy stored in the car’s 28-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. With a full charge, the IONIQ EV’s driving range is estimated at 200 kilometres.
Here’s the breakdown of trims and pricing:
IONIQ Blue hybrid – $24,299
IONIQ SE hybrid – $26,499
IONIQ SE electric – $35,649
IONIQ SE electric with Cold Climate Package – $36,849
IONIQ Limited hybrid – $29,749
IONIQ Limited electric – $41,849
IONIQ Limited Tech hybrid – $31,749
Read our review of the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ