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Old 7th February 2018, 12:13   #1
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Big shoutout to khan_sultan for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man!

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Ioniq Hybrid have been put on display at the Hyundai stall.

Let's take a look a the Ioniq Electric first:
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A quick look at the specifications:
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The Ioniq comes in three variants - Full-electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. The pure-electric version has a grey plastic fascia sans the grille and orange accents. It gets twin-projector headlights:
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The Ioniq has a coupe-like side profile:
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Grey bumper inserts and wraparound tail lights on the Ioniq Electric. Also note the split rear windshield:
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The electric version gets unique 5-spoke alloy wheels:
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The interior looks pretty conventional except for the centre console which has drive mode buttons instead of lever:
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Here's a closer look at the centre console. The circular thing is the ash tray:
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Here's what it looks like under the skin:
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The large black box houses a 28 kWh battery pack:
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The electric motor along with a reduction gear and an Electric Power Control Unit (EPCU) is placed in the front:
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The electric motor produces 118 BHP and 295 Nm of torque:
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The reduction gear increases the torque to 310 Nm:
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The EPCU consist of an inverter, DC-DC converter and a vehicle control unit:
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On-board charger converts 230 V to DC:
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Here's how the system works:
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Regenerative braking can be activated using the paddle shifters:
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Now, let's take a look at the Ioniq Hybrid:
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It has a similar front end except that it gets a gloss black front grille and fascia. Also note that the Hybrid version has blue accents and a single projector light:
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Rear end styling is similar to the electric version however it gets black bumper inserts and a 'Hybrid' badge:
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A closer look at the rear end:
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Again, these 5-spoke alloy wheels are unique to the hybrid:
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The interior is identical to the Ionic Electric, except it gets a conventional shift lever instead of buttons. The dashboard has blue accents on the air-conditioning vents, centre console and seats:
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It has a foot-operated parking brake. Also note that it comes with a knee airbag:
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The traction control switch and a button to turn off the blind spot monitor is placed next to the steering wheel:
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Rear doors open wide:
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Here's a look at the 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 104 BHP @ 7,500 rpm. It comes paired with a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission:
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Ioniq is giving the Prius serious competition worldwide and I hope Hyundai launch it here to continue the trend. However - at those prices, it would only be another brand building exercise.
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Tushar K, many thanks for the photos and the data. My next car change slated for around 2019 or 2020 will be an all-electric or plug-in hybrid. When serious players (in the Indian context) like Hyundai, Maruti & Mahindra are looking at the 'e' factor we know it is only a question of time.
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