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