Hyundai’s latest low- to zero-emission model has been badged as the Ioniq and will be availed with the choice of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options
Without too much drama, Hyundai is quietly but sure-footedly expanding its range of low- to zero-emission vehicles. Earlier in November of 2015, the Korean car maker delivered the largest batch of hydrogen fuel cell cars in Europe by shipping 50 units of the hydrogen fuelled ix35.
Hyundai has now announced that the company will be naming its next environment friendly car as the Ioniq. Hyundai claims that the Ioniq will break all stereo types of an eco friendly automobile by offering prospective customer the choice of choosing the powertrain for the Ioniq ranging between a fully electric version, a plug-in hybrid version and a hybrid version.
Woong-Chul Yang, Head of Hyundai Motor R&D Center said, “Hyundai Motor has a heritage of building innovative, fuel-efficient vehicles, so we are proud to advance our eco-friendly car line-up with the introduction of IONIQ. Our vision for future mobility focuses on choice, with a variety of powertrain options to suit customers’ varied lifestyles, without compromising on design or driving enjoyment. IONIQ embodies Hyundai Motor’s vision to shift the automotive paradigm and future mobility; IONIQ is the fruit of our efforts to become the leader in the global green car market.”
The new Hyundai Ioniq [pronounced: a?|?:n?k], is based on an all-new platform that has been developed specifically keeping in mind, the multiple powertrain fitments in mind. Hyundai states that the Ioniq’s chassis is designed to offer responsive handling traits for the various powertrain options.