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Hyundai Reveals Specifics On The 2017 Ioniq

By Paul Pajarillo , Dec 21, 2015 03:30 AM EST
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Korean automaker Hyundai is dropping off the specifications of the 2017 model for the Ioniq concept car. Clearly, the company is getting consumers excited as its world debut gets close, launching in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

Destined and first of its kind to offer powertrains included in the hybrid, hybrid plug-in, and all-electric vehicle categories, Hyundai's Ioniq excite Koreans. A new teaser revealed by the company gave the consumers a good look of the interior and the exterior of the car, and previous spy shots showcased what the car would look like as it drives down the road.

Carefully wrought simple contours will minimize wind resistance to the car to assist air movement efficiently. At the front is an accustomed Hyundai design notably evident on its grille. Inside is an elegant and smooth clutter-free theme.

The company states that the Ioniq's designers adopted eco-friendly provisions to convey a warm yet futuristic ambience in its cabin. Some of the elements include a multi-functioning steering wheel, a likely touch-sensitive large screen central display, and smaller display screens in the main cluster.

However, the company is keeping its lips sealed with regards to details on the car's powertrain system. Only known information is that the electric variety of the Ioniq will be relying on a lithium-ion battery system. The hybrid and plug-in hybrid types will feature a four-cylinder 1.6-liter engine for internal combustion.

Spy shots of the Ioniq confirms a concealed flap in front of the driver's door. This section houses the electrical port.

Hyundai will be showcasing the Ioniq next month at a Korean special event. The car's world launch will be taking place at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland in March, and a showroom appearance will take place likely in fall 2016 as it becomes a 2017 model.

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