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Hyundai Ioniq EV revealed ahead of 2016 Geneva Motor Show debut

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2016 Hyundai Ioniq EV is one of the 22 eco friendly models slated for launch by Hyundai and Kia by 2020.

2016 Hyundai Ioniq will be offered in three powertrain options to include a full electric vehicle, a hybrid electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid. While the hybrid variant is already revealed, the first image and details of the Ioniq EV have now been detailed ahead of launch.

The name Ioniq is a combination of the word ‘ion’, an electrically-charged atom, and the word ‘unique’. Hyundai Ioniq EV comes in with an 88 kW electric motor capable of 150 kmph top speed. The electric motor sources power via a 28 kW battery pack positioned below the rear seats while it is capable of a range of up to 169 km.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Set to compete against the Kia Soul and Nissan Leaf, the 2016 Hyundai Ioniq EV will be priced at around 40 million won (RM136,012 / US$ 32,329 / INR 22,19,238) for the base N variant while top end variants will see additional costs.

The new Ioniq EV will boast of features that include projector headlights with LED DRLs, 7 airbags and 16” alloy wheels while interiors will be seen with a premium audio multimedia system, 6 speaker audio system and 5.0” color LCD screen. It will be on the higher spec models that LED headlights, 8.0” touchscreen infotainment and 8 speaker JBL audio system will also be present.

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid interiors

Hyundai targets sales of 500 units in the first year.

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