2020 Hyundai Ioniq replace brings sharper seems to be, extra EV vary


Hyundai’s Ioniq is a novel beast in that its three variants cowl the spectrum of electrification — hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure EV. The lineup began rolling out within the 2017 mannequin 12 months, so Hyundai has revisited the mannequin and given it a stable mid-cycle nip and tuck.

Hyundai this week unveiled the refreshed 2020 Ioniq. Whereas it is solely been introduced for the European market up to now, it is seemingly that Hyundai will quickly unveil the identical modifications to the US mannequin. We’ll have to attend only a bit longer for pricing and mileage estimates in US-specific figures.

The most important replace cannot truly be seen. As an alternative, it has to do with the battery within the Ioniq Electrical. It has been given a serious capability enhance, rising from 28 kilowatt-hours to 38.three kWh. That extends the EV’s vary to an internally estimated 182 miles (by European WLTP requirements). The present 124-mile vary of the Ioniq EV within the US ought to most likely settle someplace close to 150 or 160 miles, however that is simply an estimate. It additionally includes a sooner 7.2-kilowatt charger (up from 6.6 kW on the present Ioniq) as normal gear, which at a fast-charge station means an 80 % cost in underneath an hour.

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The outside of all three fashions has been freshened up, too. The taillights and headlights are the identical form, however their interiors have been reconfigured, including extra notable LED parts, particularly up entrance, the place the operating lights tackle a intelligent vertical structure on larger trims. The bumpers have been tweaked, however they’re fairly near what they have been earlier than. The final form of the hatchback stays unchanged, although, providing a extra sedan-like profile than the Kia Niro, which extra carefully resembles a crossover.

The inside’s been given a once-over with some new design parts. The obvious addition is a a lot bigger display screen, now measuring 10.25 inches, up from the 8-inch flagship display screen on the present mannequin. The HVAC controls have been redesigned, and the non-compulsory 7-inch show within the gauge cluster picks up some temper lighting, and there is some extra blue ambient lighting underneath the dashboard and heart console.

Along with the brand new display screen, Hyundai threw just a few different new bits of tech into the up to date Ioniq. eCall routinely rings emergency help if the airbags are deployed or the roof-mounted name button is pushed. Go for embedded navigation, and you will get a five-year subscription to climate, visitors, parking and charging data by the Blue Hyperlink infotainment system. Going again to that giant display screen for a minute, it is able to having two telephones related through Bluetooth concurrently, so you’ll be able to change who’s accountable for the music with out having to disconnect one telephone and join one other.

On the security entrance, normal gear on the vary contains computerized braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep help, computerized excessive beams and driver consideration warning. Accessible reinforcements embody adaptive cruise management with stop-and-go performance, blind spot monitoring and a lane-following system that retains the automotive in its lane in visitors. 


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