2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Vehicle Overview
A newcomer to the Hyundai lineup, the Ioniq is a monumental step forward for the brand. Aimed at environmentally-conscious drivers, Hyundai’s Ioniq is actually a groundbreaking trio of vehicles–Hybrid, Electric, or Plug-in versions–all available based on the same model.
The all-electric version of the Ioniq forgoes gasoline and uses a battery-powered electric engine for a zero-emission ride.
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What’s New for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric?
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a brand new vehicle for 2017. This is its first year available on the market. Currently, it is only sold in California due to the state’s charging station infrastructure, but the brand has plans to eventually broaden its availability as more states embrace all-electric transportation.
The 2017 Ioniq Electric is available in two trims: the base level and the Limited trim.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Exterior
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric deftly blends the brand’s underlying Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy with a fresh, futuristic edge for an award-winning appearance. While its sloped A-pillar, balanced body lines, and raised rear end all mimic Hyundai’s recognizable design points, the blacked-out rear bumper and solid front grille are unique to the Ioniq.
Body color options for the Ioniq are limited. Standard colors like Ceramic White and Black Noir Pearl look great on the 2017 Ioniq Electric, while vivid hues like Electric Blue Metallic and Symphony Air Silver add extra pizzazz.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Photos:
Exterior features available on the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
- Base Trim: Charge port by driver side rear fender, Rear spoiler, Heated manual-folding side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, Lower door side molding, Solar control glass, Two-speed intermittent wipers with mist function, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, Automatic headlight control, Door handle approach light
- Limited Trim: Heated power-folding side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, Chrome beltline molding, Chrome door handles, LED headlights
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Performance
The all-electric 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric houses an 88-kW Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous electric motor that works alongside a 28-kWh 360V battery. When paired to the EV’s single-speed basic transmission, the Ioniq electric can reach 118 horsepower and manage 218 lb-ft of torque–both impressive levels for an EV.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Efficiency
Since the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric doesn’t run on gasoline/petrol like most automobiles do, it doesn’t carry a standard fuel efficiency rate. However, on a single charge, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric can travel up to 124 miles @ 128 MPGe. That EPA estimate is based on a fully-charged battery pack with 28.0 kWh capacity. The actual range will vary based on driving habits, battery condition, and such.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Interior
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is design to be particularly comfortable for the driver. Whether seated on cloth or leather materials, the driver will appreciate the plush contouring and firm lumbar support–especially with the adjustable positioning. Controls are within reach of the driver, both on the steering wheel and center console (get a 360° inside look).
The Ioniq’s cargo volume of 23.8 cubic feet and passenger volume of 96.2 cubic feet exceed most of its competitors’ cramped cabin sizes, though the Ioniq is noted for having a tight back seat and low ceiling. Road noise won’t be a problem with the Ioniq Electric’s stellar insulation and noise cancellation.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Interior Photos:
Interior features available on the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
- Base Trim: Automatic temperature control with Auto Defogging System, Rear window defroster, Power windows with driver’s auto-down/up, 6-way driver seat with power lumbar support, 6-way passenger seat with height adjustment, Premium cloth seating, Heated front seats, 60/40 split folding rear seatback, rear seat center armrest with cup-holder, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors, Sunvisor extensions, Center armrest storage, Front passenger seatback pocket, Rear cargo cover, Illuminated ignition, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Proximity key with push-button start, Steering wheel-mounted audio/Bluetooth/cruise controls, Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition, Blue Link Telematics System, Blue Link Connected Care & Remote Package (enrollment required), Blue Link Remote Charge Access (enrollment required), Smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks, USB charge port in center console, AM/FM/HD Radio/SiriusXM audio system, 7-inch display audio system with hi-res touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Complimentary SiriusXM activation and trial subscription, 7-inch LCD instrument cluster
- Limited Trim: Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist, Floor console-mounted rear-seat HVAC vents, Front passenger window auto-down/up, 10-way power driver seat with height adjustment, Leather seating, Integrated Memory System for driver seat, Premium door sill plates, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Blue Link Guidance Package (enrollment required)
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Safety
As of now (May 2017), the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric has not been evaluated for crash and safety conditions, though Hyundai reports that it expects to get the highest possible ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS.
The EV comes with a variety of standard safety features, from strategically-located airbags to a rearview camera to brake assistance systems.
Standard Safety Features
- Driver’s blind spot mirror
- Rearview camera
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System with individual tire pressure indicator
- Electronic Stability Control
- Traction Control System
- 4 Wheel ABS Brakes
- Brake Assist
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution
- Advanced dual front airbags with Occupant Classification System
- Side-curtain airbags
- Driver’s knee airbag
- Energy-absorbing steering column
- Rear LATCH system
- Power window lock-out button
- Remote keyless entry with alarm
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