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Hyundai IONIQ prepares to electrify Geneva Auto Show

On March 1st, 2016, Hyundai will electrify the 2016 Geneva Auto Show with the introduction of the all-new IONIQ, which was announced last month as the world’s first vehicle offering three electrified powertrains (hybrid, plug-in hybrid, all-electric) on a single body.

Additional details have just surfaced courtesy of the Korean automaker. 

The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in both feature the new Kappa 1.6L GDI, a direct-injected, 4-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 104 horsepower via a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. The electric motor in the former delivers 43 horsepower, powered by a 1.56kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery positioned under the rear seats. Total system output is 139 horsepower with a top speed of 185 km/h.

Meanwhile, the IONIQ Plug-in provides over 50 kilometres of EV range powered by a potent 8.9kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery. The electric motor in this model is rated at 60 horsepower.

Finally, the IONIQ Electric can travel more than 250 kilometres (European cycle) thanks to a 28kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery; the range for the Noth American market is unknown yet. Its motor produces 120 horsepower through a single-speed reducer transmission accelerating the car up to 165 km/h.

Other highlights of the new Hyundai IONIQ lineup include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay as well as TomTom live services and wireless charging of your smartphone. Safety is enhanced by Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Smart Cruise Control.