New Hyundai Ioniq electric car shownNovember 21, 2019
The model received design changes and a larger range.
Today, Hyundai went to the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2020 with an updated version of Ioniq, an alternative brand offer. This is not a complete redesign with the new platform. Instead, it is an attentive update that not only refreshes the interior design and appearance, but also receives a transmission upgrade. Hyundai will continue to offer Ioniq with three engine options – hybrid, plug-in and electric.
Ioniq Electric had a larger battery by 2020, which was 36% more from 28 kW to 38.3 kWh. This allowed to increase the range to about 273 km, while providing 134 horsepower (99 kilowatts) and 295 Newton meters of torque – compared to 118 hp. (87 kW). Hyundai also improves the charger from 6.6 kW to 7.2. The company reports that a 100 kW fast-charging station is capable of charging a battery of up to 80 percent in 54 minutes.
The Hybrid and Plug-In have the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and the same batteries – a 1.56 kWh and 8.9 kWh battery. The combined power of the system is 139 hp (103 kW) and 195 Nm (264 Nm) of torque, while the Plug-In has 156 hp (116 kW) and the same torque. At the same time, the Plug-In offers 46 km of driving only on electricity, and both options received a six-speed automatic transmission. Ioniq 2020, in turn, received design changes, although you need to look closely to see them. All three Ioniq variants have an updated radiator grille – a grid for the hybrid and PHEV and a clear pattern on the closed Electric grille. Other improvements received new front and rear bumper trim, new side sills, new wheel designs and new light signatures.
Interior updates are more striking. A new dashboard, dark chrome IP trim, a new version of the 7-inch high-resolution multimedia screen and many other changes were installed. An 8-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now installed as standard on all three vehicle options.
The updated Ioniq 2020 will receive the SmartSense technology package, which helps to avoid frontal collisions, high beam tips and warning drivers, regardless of transmission or configuration.
When updating, the cost of the model also increased. The entry-level Ioniq Hybrid will cost $ 23,000. The current model starts at $ 22,400. Plug-In Ioniq rose to $ 26,300. Hyundai did not talk about the prices for Ioniq Electric, but the current model has a price of $ 29,815. Hyundai did not report when an updated version of Ioniq arrives, but given that this is the 2020 model, it should be shown pretty soon.
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