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Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:10 pm
by JimmYK
Good news for Hyundai IONIQ EV forum. Hyundia IONIQ made it to top tech cars of 2017.

If you’re shopping for a new car in 2017, you’ll find many tech improvements. More cars will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, providing a cheap way to get navigation. More midsize and compact cars will offer adaptive cruise control and it will be stop-and-go. Rear cameras are near-universal. Odds are you’ll find two USB jacks in front, maybe two more in back. That’s small but important, and long overdue: one USB jack for every seat in the car.

Here are the top 10 2017 cars, SUVs, and crossovers that show where the industry is headed: sedans giving way to crossovers, six-cylinder engines replaced by turbocharged fours, automatic transmissions with 8 to 10 gears, more driver assists, and more cars offering integrated telematics.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric
ioniq_electric_interior_1_hiresHyundai, like Honda, is building a new vehicle with three means of propulsion. Hyundai already has a fuel cell vehicle, the Tucson compact SUV. So the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, a compact sedan, will offer an electric, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid, arriving in that order this fall, over the winter, and summer 2017. At 176 inches long, it’s a compact car only slightly shorter than the Hyundai Elantra.

On range, the Ioniq Electric is more Nissan Leaf than Chevrolet Bolt / Tesla Model 3 with a projected range of 110 miles, making it an urban/suburban runabout. Charging time is 4 hours 24 minutes with 240-volt Level 2 transformers, or 33 minutes to 90% charge with DC Fast Charging, Hyundai says.

The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, still more than half a year away, will get “greater than 25 miles” on its 8.9 kWh lithium ion battery (half the size of the current Chevrolet Volt’s 18.4-kWh battery). A full recharge on 240 volts is 2:30. The Ioniq Hybrid uses a 1.56-kWh lithium ion battery. Both hybrids will use a 1.6-liter direct injected Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine producing 104 hp, with a six-speed double clutch automated transmission.

Why the Ioniq matters: The Ioniq shows automakers have enough confidence in alternative-energy vehicles to create a model without traditional propulsion systems.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/237083-top-tech-cars-for-2017

Re: Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:55 am
by LAev
The new Nissan Leaf promises to be quite a contender

Re: Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:56 pm
by sam
Good for Hyundai they've come from being known as a relatively cheap Asian vehicle to a vehicle of substance

Re: Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:15 am
by jimmyjon
Technology is moving at a rapid rapid Pace in vehicles. I wonder what the next 24 months will bring

Re: Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:04 am
by m16charged
That is a great accomplishment for Hyundai.

Re: Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:00 am
by ginforce
m16charged wrote:That is a great accomplishment for Hyundai.


I think so for getting on that list. There is some really tough competition in that article

Re: Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:06 am
by westernkicks
Interesting that the Chevy Bolt is on that list as it's not even out yet

Re: Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:34 am
by m16charged
LAev wrote:The new Nissan Leaf promises to be quite a contender



I know right. The 2017 Prius will offer a lot too

Re: Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:39 am
by aidan
Marketing the three power trains was brilliant

Re: Top tech cars for 2017

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:01 pm
by SparkE
westernkicks wrote:Interesting that the Chevy Bolt is on that list as it's not even out yet


You are kidding, right? The IONIQ isn't available either. The difference? The first Bolts are expected to arrive in Calif dealerships next week, and the car has 240 miles of range. Neither is true of the IONIQ.

And the fact that the Tesla Model 3 is *announced* for 'end of 2017' (and every Tesla model to date has shipped late) you didn't find 'interesting' ?

Most of the cars on their list haven't shipped yet!