There is very little time to sit still in the vehicle industry. Over the last couple of years the quality of everything has improved, from your entry level small car to a top of the line Ute.
The new Hyundai IONIQ positions itself as the car of the future, pushing the limits of modern technology with it’s new hybrid and electric models.
Unlike the Toyota Prius, which has recieved a criticism for “never looking like a normal car,” the new IONIQ has been designed to look like just another car out on the road. Boasting a signature hexagonal grille, stylish LED combination lamps and a slightly indented rear bumper, it’s aerodynamic and looks sharp. The subtle differences don’t stand out like a sore thumb.
Inside the IONIQ are plenty of awesome features. There’s an 8 inch multimedia system in colour, climate air conditioning, chrome door scuffs and heated seats. Heck, there’s even a heated steering wheel for those extra cold mornings.
The safety features have leveled up once again too. There’s lane keeping assist system, automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection and smart cruise control. You’ve also got a rear view camera to help you navigate out those tricky parking spots. The LED daytime running lamps are well complemented by the high intensity discharge headlmaps which deliver maximum brightness and true colour.
So, if you’re for an eco-friendly car with the most up to date technology safety features and a great driving experience, the Hyundai IONIQ might just be the car for you.
Here are a few other things worth knowing about the different models
- Fully Electricfied Powertrain
- Up to 220km of range
- No petrol
- Chargeable at home or at a charging network
- 170 Nm torque
- 16″ alloy wheels (electric entry & elite)
- Combined electric and petrol powertrain
- Fuel economy of just 3.4L per 100km
- 6 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
- 1,580 cc
- 147Nm torque
- 15″ steel wheels (hybrid entry)
- 17″ alloy wheels (hybrid elite)