Hyundai’s budget electric sedan is a brilliant attempt; 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

The market for green vehicles is increasing day by day, and to meet this increasing demand Hyundai is bringing the Hyundai Ioniq. The Ioniq is offered with a choice of three powertrains: Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and Electric. Hybrid models are available in three trim levels: Blue, SEL, and Limited. The Plug-In and Electric Ioniqs are offered in two trim options: a base trim and a higher ‘limited’ trim. In here, we shall only focus only on the electric model.

The Hyundai Ioniq electric has a few key features, which are listed below:

Key specification

     Electric variants are powered by 88 kW motor

     The power output of 118 hp at 218 lb.-ft torque

     Battery Power of 28kwh from a lithium-polymer battery

     Dimensions: 176.0 x 71.1 x 57.1 (inches)

     Cargo capacity of 23 cu. ft.

     Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Driving and Performance

Driving in this car is surely one very different experience one can have, as this car offers some great features in the line of electric vehicles. Being an all-electric car, this car does not offer the same kind of power and performance as gasoline powered cars, but it is enough for its segment. The suspensions are less responsive but the lower center of gravity along with low curb weight makes up for it, with excellent ride quality.

Since there is no transmission, there are no shocks and jerks in power delivery. Also, the lack of an engine and transmission frees up precious space too. Disk brakes are available at both rear and front wheels, which are very responsive. This car offers strong retardation from 60mph to 0 in 124 feet which is pretty impressive. A turning radius of 17.4 ft provides really good maneuverability. Talking about charging issues, the car comes with DC fast-charging capabilities with SAE combo port and an onboard charger of 6.6 kW at 360 volts, and nowadays a lot of charging stations are in place, so power shortage problem becomes less evident.

Interior

The interior design of Ioniq electric is very attractive with desirable standard features. Most of the interiors are made of sustainable green material, which is composites of sugar cane and volcanic rock. In the instrument cluster we have a tachometer and digital fuel gauge meter, speedometer, also there is MID.

The infotainment system comes with a 7-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The steering wheel is height adjustable and also offers telescopic adjust. Automatic temperature control and the auto defogging system are in place. The controls are very intuitive. There is one USB port and 1 aux port. There is also a start/stop push button, with proximity key entry.

for storage, space in front of the gear lever, and in the glove box as well. There is also a center armrest with storage space available. Seats are of premium quality with a height adjustment feature. Sun visor extensions come standard.

Exterior

The Ioniq electric comes with a very simple and conventional exterior design. On the front, we have a simple horizontal grille with HID headlight projectors, LED daytime running lights. Now its most prominent profile is its side profile, which is immediately complimented by its aggressive looking 16-inch spoke alloy wheels.

The car looks physically bigger and roomier and provides enough passenger and cargo space. The curb weight is around 3,164 lbs. which is lower than its competitors. Although there is no continuous design of the rear spoiler, still it is easy enough to look back from the rear mirror. Along with this, there are features like Aero-type wiper, door handle approach light, and automatic headlight control.

Safety

Ioniq-electric comes with lots of safety features, like Traction Control, ABS, EBD, ESC, Automatic Emergency Brake System, Electronic Parking Brake, Brake Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Parking assist feature with rearview camera, and Advance dual front airbags (SRS) with Occupant Classification System (OCS) are also there. All these features make sure the occupants of the car remain safe all the time.

Final Verdict

Looking at the demand and need of eco-friendly cars, Ioniq seems to be a game changer for eco-automobile industry and with its great new features at lower prices in the same segment, this car will revolutionize the EV market. 2019 Hyundai Ioniq electric price starts nearly at 30 grand, it is a great product for all it offers.

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