2020 Hyundai Ioniq: New Design, Larger Range

The South Korean automaker has introduced the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq. This revolutionary eco-friendly model received a fresher exterior and important updates under the skin.

The Hyundai Ioniq has come in its next iteration. It features technological upgrades, refreshed design and a battery of larger capacity.

External changes include more spectacular exterior lighting graphics, a new big faceted grille which replaced the former horizontal slats, a decorative panel of the similar pattern (was smooth before), new daytime running lights and an enlarged logo.

In the cabin there is a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, new trim materials. The main changes happened under the hood.

The Ioniq is equipped with a 38.3kWh battery instead of the previous 28 kWh one, providing 183mi / 294km of range on a single charge according to WLTP (approx. 163 miles EPA-rated). 80% charging takes 54 min from a 100kW fast charging station. The engine power remains the same (134hp).

2020 Hyundai Ioniq

Two hybrid versions got four-cylinder gasoline engines of 1.6 liters and 104hp. The first works in pair with  a 43-hp electric motor, the second, plug-in hybrid, – with a 60-hp one. A 15.6 kWh battery allows the plug-in hybrid Ioniq to pass 32mi (52km) in electric-only mode.

Via a smartphone app, the new Blue Link system helps start and stop the engine remotely or adjust the climate system. The EV and PHEV also allow checking battery state. The hybrid modifications will enter the European market in mid-summer 2019, the electric car will be available in September.

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