Will the Hyundai Ioniq Electric compete with the Nissan Leaf?
The Hyundai Ioniq has been in production since 2016. This year, an updated version with a more powerful battery pack is introduced.
If the driving range of the current electric car is 155 miles (250 km), according to Hyundai, the restyled version can cover about 193 miles (310 km).
It is worth noting that all these data are close to the real ones and achieved according to new standards of testing.
The refreshed model is expected to be available in late 2019 – early 2020, depending on the market.
Within three years, 60,000 Ioniq Electric vehicles have been sold worldwide. The model is considered to be the main rival of the Nissan Leaf, although their sales volumes differ. More than one million units of the Japanese brand have been sold for ten years.
Judging by the latest comparative tests conducted in Australia, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is not inferior to the latest-generation Nissan Leaf.
The electric cars have similar level of equipment, handling, charging time and a comparable driving range.
Finally, both models have almost the same dimensions and proportions. Their exterior has similar modern design. The new Leaf can cover 177 miles (285 km) on a single charge, the current Ioniq Electric – 155 miles.
Since the prices are also roughly comparable, they may well become direct rivals in a while.