Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2020 powertrain

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2020 powertrain

New 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Hyundai has polished his Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. The obvious changes take place in the interior. The most important thing remained unchanged: the convincing drive unit consisting of a petrol and electric motor. Just three years after its market launch, the Korean manufacturer Hyundai has given its Ioniq compact car a small facelift. The rapid development in assistance systems and infotainment is driving the engineers ahead, while the pace of vehicle technology is much more relaxed. If you want to distinguish the new Ioniq from the previous one, you have to take a closer look. The LED headlights have been redesigned. The car is also beyond any suspicion of being outdated. Because in the Asian design centers, people like to pack advanced technology like a plug-in hybrid into a futuristic tin skin. This was already the case with the pioneers of this technology, the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius, and is now continued with the Ioniq. Hyundai lets the widely stretched bodywork flow into the hatchback, which, with its split window, offers an interesting eye-catcher – interesting, but not necessarily to everyone’s taste.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2020 with new Infotainment

More changes can be found in the interior. The fittings have been completely redesigned. The information centre behind the steering wheel is a 4.2-inch display on which you can compile the information you need to a certain extent according to your own requirements. This requires a certain „training period“; just like the menus of the touchscreen monitor, which has been enlarged to 10.25 inches. Here, the devil is sometimes in the detail of the huge selection. The communication options extend the Bluelink system introduced with the Facelift and the accompanying smartphone apps for iOS or Android. For example, it is possible to get important vehicle information on one’s own mobile phone via mobile radio or control certain functions via the same connection. This way, for example, the current charge level of the 8.9 kWh battery can be called up and the charging of the battery can be started and stopped.

How far can the new Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid go?

A useful function, because the lithium-ion battery located under the rear seat is the central element for the effectiveness of the complex drive system. The combustion engine and electric motor are located on the front axle together with the six-speed dual-clutch transmission and drive the Ioniq with a total output of 141 hp exclusively via the latter. The Korean is a good example of how far hybrid technology has now progressed. One has the choice of moving the vehicle exclusively by electric motor, which is possible up to a speed of 120 km/h. The battery capacity is sufficient for a distance of more than 50 kilometres under normal driving conditions and with a low proportion of motorways. However, it is best to use the recharge in city traffic, because there it is most effective for emission-free locomotion.

How much fuel does the new Hyundai Ionic Hybrid consumes?

If you want to use the battery charge for a longer distance, it is best to leave the thinking to the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid control unit. It finds the best option, controls the interaction between the combustion engine and the electric motor, recovers energy from pushing and braking and buffers the last percent as a reserve to keep the electric motor active for acceleration. When the charge is running low, the petrol engine is sometimes used to generate electricity via the generator. The fuel consumption display shows how easily this works. On short journeys the Ioniq easily stays below two litres of fuel consumption. Even on longer journeys the test average remained at a convincing 3.6 litres. And even if the 1.6 litre four-cylinder engine with its 105 hp almost exclusively takes over the work because the battery is empty, there is no more than a five before the decimal point. As always, the greatest savings potential is in the gas foot. This doesn’t always work in the test, because you want to experience the acceleration (0-100 km/h in 10.6 seconds) and the behaviour during sporty driving.

This is why you should buy (or not) the new Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

  The latter is not the world of the Ioniq, but he moves safely in it. It stays true to track and can be directed with a light hand. The fact that the suspension is a little bit tight for this purpose brings some restlessness to the chassis on bad roads. Otherwise, there’s no reason to complain about the driving comfort. The seats are comfortable and not too softly upholstered. A well thought-out economy of space ensures a good feeling of space. And that’s not just a feeling: four adults find enough space. And if they restrict themselves a little, with a capacity of 341 litres, the luggage is also accommodated. The price of at least 32,000 euros for the plug-in hybrid or 38,800 euros for the premium package of the test car is not a cheap offer, but a reasonable price. Because Hyundai equips the car with everything that is needed for comfort, safety and assistance in the field.  

Tech spec of the new Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Technical data Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid:

– Five-door, five-seater compact vehicle

– length/width/height/wheelbase: 4470/1820/1450/2700 millimetres

– Empty weight: 1551 kilograms

– Payload: 475 kilograms

– Boot capacity: 341 to 1401 litres

– Tank capacity: 43 litres

– Combustion engine: four-cylinder petrol engine, capacity: 1580 ccm, power: 77 kW/105 hp at: 5700 rpm, max. torque: 147 Nm at: 4000 rpm

– Electric motor drive: Power: 45 kW, max. torque: 170 Nm

– System output: 104 kW/141 PS

– Battery capacity: 8.9 kWh

– Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: 10.6 seconds

– Maximum speed: 178 km/h

– Standard consumption: 1.1 litre Super

– Test consumption: 3.6 litres

– CO2 emission: 26 g/km

– Pollutant class: Euro 6d Temp

– Price: from 38 800 Euro

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