Hyundai has taken the wraps off the new IONIQ – the first-ever car to offer three efficient and ultra-low emission powertrain options in one body type.
The latest renderings reveal more of the IONIQ’s eco-friendly credentials, with its advanced tech, core to the South Korean auto-maker’s aim for the world’s best hybrid fuel-efficiency. The freshly-developed platform, available with full electric, plug-in petrol / electric hybrid, or petrol / electric hybrid powertrains, also delivers a fun and reactive driving experience to match the appeal of the model’s eye-catching lines.
The exterior of the Hyundai IONIQ features a cutting-edge aerodynamic design. Simple, yet carefully wrought, contours enhance the IONIQ’s coupe-like silhouette and reduce wind resistance by assisting the efficient management of airflow. At the front of the car, familiar Hyundai design themes are evident – notably the signature hexagonal grille – as striking blue and white colors merge with the headlights to visually depict the purity of the IONIQ as an eco-friendly mode of transport.
The uncluttered design theme continues inside the IONIQ as its futuristic perspective draws on the car’s hybrid characteristics. The efficient use of interior space provides a sleek and light feel, which continues through the logical layout of control functions. Simple and stylish surfaces make use of eco-friendly materials to convey a futuristic, yet warm, cabin vibe that will meet the needs of those wishing to reduce the impact their motoring has on the environment, while enjoying awesome fuel efficiency, performance and handling.
The Hyundai IONIQ is due to be shown at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, after its world premiere in Korea later this month.