2020 Hyundai Ioniq Family Gains Design And Tech Updates, Bigger Battery For EV

Following a preview in January, Hyundai has furnished extra information about the facelifted Ioniq family of electrified fashions.

Chief most of the updates is a bigger battery for the Ioniq Electric which ditches the antique 28 kWh unit for a new 38.Three kWh percent that enables an extended using variety. According to Hyundai, the Ioniq Electric can now journey for 294 km (183 miles) on a single charge (internal goal beneath WLTP rules).

Another improve is a 7.2-kW onboard charger replacing the current 6.6-kW charger for Type 2 AC charging. Using a a hundred-kW speedy-charging station, the battery can reach eighty percentage price in as low as 54 mins. As earlier than, the electric motor supplies 136 PS (134 hp) and 295 Nm (218 lb-ft) of torque.

As for the Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in, they keep to feature the Kappa 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder gas engine rated at a hundred and five PS (104 hp) and 147 Nm (108 lb-feet). The Ioniq Hybrid adds a everlasting magnet electric powered motor delivering 43.5 PS (32 kW/43 hp) and one hundred seventy Nm (a hundred twenty five lb-feet) of torque. The motor is fed energy via a 8.9 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery.

The Ioniq Plug-in features a greater powerful motor that makes 60.Five PS (44.Five kW/60 hp) and 170 Nm (125 lb-feet) of torque, powered by a larger lithium-ion-polymer battery with 15.6 kWh capacity. EV range is predicted at fifty two km (32 miles).


The new Ioniq own family additionally provides extra tech along with Blue Link connectivity offerings, SmartSense safety %, and a new infotainment gadget. Thanks to embedded telematics, Blue Link permits drivers of Ioniq Electric to faraway begin and forestall, at the same time as all models now allow far flung lock or liberate, as well as air conditioning control via a cellphone app. For Ioniq Plug-in or Ioniq Electric, the technology also permits faraway battery popularity test.

Another new addition is the optionally available Audio Video Navigation gadget with a ten.25-inch break up touchscreen and Multi-Bluetooth characteristic.

For the new model 12 months, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in fashions gain a redesigned mesh-kind radiator grille whilst the Ioniq Electric now features a unique pattern at the closed grille. All models additionally offer an updated front bumper, redesigned LED DRLs and LED headlights and hind lights, and new wheel designs.

Inside, the Hyundai Ioniq profits a redesigned HVAC manipulate panel with a sleek finish, blue ambient lights, and other subtle touches. The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in will arrive in European dealerships in July 2019, accompanied via the Ioniq Electric in September 2019.

Ashley Stephens

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