The IONIQ is the first full production, alternative fuel ride from Hyundai. While hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full electric versions are in the works, Hyundai expects the focus in the GCC region will be on the hybrid model.
“There is now little doubt that alternative fuels will power the cars of the very near future, but the path from where we are now to where we need to be is still unclear.” Said Mike Song, Head of Operations for Hyundai Africa and Middle East. “We expect the industry will progressively move towards electric power as the cleanest, most efficient option…”
The IONIQ hybrid is based on Hyundai’s 1.6 liter Kappa GDI petrol engine, mated to a 32 kW electric motor. Overall, the system delivers a combined 103.6 kW of power and up to 265 Nm of torque.
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