Hyundai seems to be absolutely serious in taking the throne of the most fuel-efficient car in America from the current king, Toyota Prius. This is something the automaker is looking to accomplish with its 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue. Apparently, the new model is coming as the new most fuel-efficient car in American auto market.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue - Under The Hood
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue is equipped with a 1.6-liter direct-injected gas engine capable of 104 horsepower and torque of 109 pound-feet. It also has a 43-hp electric motor powered by 1.56-kWh lithium ion battery as reported by CNET. This combination produces a total of 139 horsepower for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue. Unlike common trends found in hybrid vehicles, the 2017 Hyundai does not come with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as it is equipped with a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Coming As The Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicle In America
In a report from Gas2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has already officially certified the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid as the most fuel-economic car after garnering 57 mpg in the city and 59 mpg on the highway. The combined fuel economy rating is 58 mpg which is superior to the Toyota Prius that has 58/53/56 mpg in city, highway and combined respectively. With that being said, a new king has been crowned in the fuel-economic car segment of the U.S auto market.
Other Things To Look Forward To
As reported, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will also come with a plug-in hybrid version slated to be on the market in mid-2017. An all-electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is also set to join the trim. There are no further details regarding the release of the Hyudai Ioniq Hybrid Blue and its all-electric version. With the promise of a great fuel efficiency rate along with other versions, fans and enthusiasts certainly have a lot to look forward to.