All thanks to much bigger battery pack.

Hyundai, with the Ioniq model three years ago, undoubtedly brought a real little revolution in the world of electric or electrified cars. In fact, they brought up the world's first car that is available either as a hybrid, PHWV or fully electric cat, Ioniq. This (the latter one) was with a price of 35,000 euros, without account of the subsidies also relatively affordable for average buyer, who was on the other hand likely unsatisfied by a low range, and possibly also the low power of the electric drive motor. They were listened to at Hyundai.

Only three years after its presentation, a newly renovated three-leaf clover of Ioniqs is entering the market, bringing much more technical innovations, especially for electric Ioniq, with minimal visual changes. It will now be equipped with a slightly stronger electric motor, offering a healthy 100 kilowatts of electrical power instead of 88 available so far. Even more welcome, however, will be 36 percent larger battery, This will be instead of the previous 28 offering what to 38.3 kilowatt hours of electricity, which makes the autonomy of the vehicle will rise already in the area of 300 kilometers – 294 kilometers, to be exact. When it's time to recharge on the other side, in case of a rapid charge, the power of charging will now be 100 kilowatts instead of 50 kilowatts.

On the other hand, both hybrids were also affected by changes in the powertrain field. The base will thus be composed of a 1,6 liter naturally aspired petrol engine with a power of 76 kilowatts, with different electric motors. In the classical hybrid, there will be a unit with an output of 32 kilowatts (and connected with the battery capacity of 1,56 kilowatt-hours), whereas at the PHEV, the power and range are going to be slightly increased. The driver is going to have 44,5 kilowatts of electric power  to operate with. On the other hand, an 8.9 kilowatt-hours of battery capacity should, according to standard WLTP, provide 52 kilometers of electric autonomy.

However, there is more than increased motor power and reach that Ioniq Electric is bringing. The car is now better connected with smart devices – one is going to be able to remotely turn AC on and off the vehicle, monitor the operation of air conditioning, charging with electricity; even the infotainment is also going to be quite smart. It will indeed understand the voice commands of the driver in six languages, thanks to the services Live will be ‘available’ to the driver and other passengers through the 10,25 inch touch screen where informations about weather, traffic, radar meters, charging devices in the vicinity and so are going to be available.

We have already mentioned that the renewed Ionic will also be recognizable due to some external changes. This is where the new front-end mask will first fall into your eyes. Both hybrids’ mask will be chromed and slightly more divided, but in both cases the same. Thus, a classical and plug-in hybrid can be separated externally by different aluminum rims, with the first rim being much more 'closed'. The most welcome on the other hand will be the parting of the empty mask of electrical execution, which instead brings a much more interesting virtual network.

May 6, 2019 Driving photo: Hyundai Ioniq

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