Lisbon
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Road test: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi

Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:42 pm

Hyundai has produced the world’s first car to have a choice of three electrified drivetrains. The Ioniq comes as either a hybrid, full electric or, from next year, a plug-in hybrid.

Prices start at £19,995 for the Hybrid SE, which has a 140 bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine, plus a 43bhp electric motor. Hyundai claims combined mpg of up to 83.1 for the hybrid. This is quite an elegant four-door design, about the size of a Golf, with a smooth automatic gearbox and a neat cabin.

Higher trim levels get leather seats which can be heated and cooled. The Premium SE trim has integrated sat-nav, bi-xenon headlamps, wireless phone charging, blind-spot detection and front parking sensors.

On the road, it’s smooth and comfortable but the pure electric version rides slightly better. This has a range of 174 miles and can be recharged to 80 per cent in 23 minutes using a 100Kw direct current fast charger. Hyundai says this costs about 20 per cent of an equivalent petrol fill-up.

The hybrid has a smart front grille, and the electric has a smooth closed panel. The roof-lining and carpets use materials obtained from sugar cane, which is claimed to improve air quality in the cabin.

This is a pleasant, decent-looking car which should prove easy to live with. There is quite a price hike for the electric version, which starts at £28,940 for the Premium, after the £4,500 Government grant.

Tessy
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Re: Road test: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi

Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:46 pm

Interesting fact...sugar cane is used in the interior to promote better air quality

hstyles
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Re: Road test: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi

Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:27 pm

Tessy wrote:Interesting fact...sugar cane is used in the interior to promote better air quality


Really? How is that done exactly?

sam
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Re: Road test: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi

Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:52 pm

I couldn't find an article on the web describing exactly how they use sugar cane in the interior of vehicles but it is part of a new movement to use the eco friendly polymers extracted from many materials in order to trap air particle debris in the air

aidan
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Re: Road test: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi

Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:00 pm

Ford is actually the leader in eco-friendly renewable and reusable products in their Interiors

aidan
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Re: Road test: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi

Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:20 pm

http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/toyot ... interiors/

It an article for Toyota but does explain the sugar cane a bit

sam
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Re: Road test: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi

Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:15 am

Thanks Aidan for the follow-up it did explain the sugar cane a bit

LAev
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Re: Road test: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi

Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:27 pm

I think it's brilliant marketing to show case eco friendly materials. The next step is eco friendly manufacturing

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