2016 Hyundai Ioniq Release Date and Engines
A real presentation in installments, with the first – today – reserved all’ibrida that will give battle to the queen Toyota Prius: Hyundai Ioniq, unprecedented ecological model that will be declined in versions plug-in hybrid and pure electric, you reveals to the world with the first digit and official photos. The figures for the other two variants will instead be announced in March, at the Geneva.
All-new platform. “The starting point of the mobility of the future”: this expression, Rag Jung, head of project management at the research center of Hyundai in Korea, describes the Ioniq. Words that find support in many innovations in the model, based primarily on a platform designed from the white sheet, and constituted 53% of high-strength steels.
Hyundai Ioniq Driving pleasure at the center
Large also the application to aluminum: used for some components of the suspension and for the movable parts of the bodywork, has allowed a weight saving of 45% (12.6 kg, to be exact) compared to conventional sheet metal. Lightweight nature, combined with the low positioning of the batteries and the adoption of a multi-link double wishbone rear lower axis, should ensure a more engaging driving behavior than the hybrid on the market today, according to the manufacturer promises.
Maximum efficiency for the new 1.6 GDi Hyundai Ioniq
The Ioniq Hybrid, the first of three variants to reach markets, also mounts a heat engine is completely new: the 1.6 GDi family Kappa, developed specifically for use on hybrid brands Hyundai and Kia, has “the highest thermal efficiency to world “, equal to the precision to 40%.
The four-cylinder engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle, it delivers 105 hp and is mated to an electric motor that provides an additional 43.5. To report the power plant, with six-hole injectors in the combustion chamber to a working pressure of 200 bar, helping to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
2016 Hyundai Ioniq Polymer batteries and double clutch
In turn, the electric motor is powered by an innovative battery pack lithium polymer battery, which guarantees profiles of charging and discharging are particularly favorable. The two motors that drive the Ioniq transmit the motion to the front wheels via a dual-clutch gearbox developed specifically to guarantee the right driving pleasure also to future hybrid Group.