At the Geneva Motor Show 2016, Hyundai Motor introduced the All-New Hyundai IONIQ line-up of three electrified powertrains: IONIQ Hybrid, IONIQ Electric and IONIQ Plug-in.

Combined with the six-speed double clutch transmission, the heart of the IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in presents the all-new Kappa 1.6-litre GDI, direct injection petrol, four-cylinder engine with a class-leading thermal efficiency of 40 per cent delivering 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque. The engines in both models run paralell with the electric motors, different, of ocurse, for each of the two Ioniqs.

The IONIQ Hybrid's electric motor delivers 32 kW (43.5 PS) with maximum torque of 170 Nm, and is powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity positioned under the rear seats. With total system output of 103.6 kW (141 PS) and up to 265 Nm of torque, the Hybrid is able to reach a top speed of up to 185 km/h (115mph) with targeted CO2 emissions as low as 79 g/km (combined).

If you prefer IONIQ Plug-in, you can expect the car to reach over 50 kilometres (31 miles) of estimated pure electric driving range powered by a 8.9 kWh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery, which can, of course, be charged from the ordinary socket. The 45kW (61 PS) electric motor together with the 1.6-litre GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine aims at CO2 emissions as low as 32 g/km.

The most environmentally-friendly of the three is the zero-emission Ioniq Electric with exclusive copper coloured accents to signify electricity flowing through the car's interior. It's pure e-mobility is enabled through a 28 kWh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery for an estimated range of over 250 km (155 miles). The electric motor with maximum output of 88 kW (120 PS) and instantly available maximum torque of 295 Nm accelerate the car up to 165 km/h (103mph).

All Ioniq versions boast their Cd value of 0.24 and a wide range of the latest safety and infotainment technologies.

Feb. 25, 2016 Driving photo: Hyundai

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