2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV Features and SpecsAug 9th, 2019
It’s hard to say if an electric powertrain dictates the external styling of a car like this, or if designers think this kind of wedge shape is what buyers expect an electric sedan to look like and therefore deliver it. Either way, the Ioniq has a familiar four-door hatch body shape that doesn’t scream that this is an electric car, which may or may not be a good thing, depending on why you’re buying an EV in the first place. Unlike may EV rivals, the Ioniq Electric has a real front grille and an open front fascia that helps it look like a proper car and not an oddity like some other EVs.
Producing an all-electric car is and will be for some time to come, an exercise in balance between performance, range and practicality. The Ioniq Electric is powered by an 88 kW (118 horsepower) motor that gets its power from a 28 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack. The range of the Ioniq Electric is quoted as 124 miles, and the energy consumption rating comes in at 136 MPGe. For the time being at least, this makes the Hyundai the most energy-efficient vehicle on the market at the moment. The Korean automaker seems to have got this delicate balance just about right. A big plus-point for some buyers will be the fact the Ioniq utilizes a regular six-speed automatic transmission, so moving to this particular EV from a convention car will be much easier than some with more awkward control systems.
There are seven models in the Ioniq family, but only two trim levels are all-electric in the Canadian market. The entry-level Ioniq Electric is the Preferred, and the more generously equipped version is the Ultimate.
Features and equipment
Standard features of the Ioniq Electric Preferred trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, LED tail and daytime running lights, heated front and rear seats, climate control, six-way adjustable driver and passenger seats, a rearview camera, and a full set of power features. The infotainment system is really impressive as it has an 8.0-inch high-resolution touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a navigation system.
Moving up to the Ultimate trim adds features like proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, wireless device charging, leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment, and a number of advanced safety features.
For more information about the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV and to experience the future for yourself with a test drive in one, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Mississauga Hyundai, the number one choice Hyundai dealer in Mississauga, ON, and the surrounding area.