After the last-year launch, it is pretty much for sure that the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will continue in the pretty much same way, without bigger changes. This is a completely new model from the Korean manufacturer.
The company started with a completely new line of cars that feature some source of electric power. This model was the first one to come. After it, the company also launched a plug-in hybrid and all-electric models. These three models represent the Ionic lineup. This one is the most affordable model and it comes in a classic hybrid configuration. In all other aspects, these models are pretty close.
The base design is the same, including styling, interior etc. Even the list of standard features is quite similar. As we already mentioned, this model came last year. So, the 2018 Ioniq Hybrid should come without bigger changes.
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid redesign
Since it was launched last year, we don’t expect bigger changes for the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. It will continue with the same design characteristics, featuring modern styling, which is in some aspects different compared to other Hyundai models. The front end follows the new design language of the brand, but there are still some small details that expose cars electric nature. The rear end is different compared to other hatchbacks of the brand, and we have noticed that it has some small similarities with the new Honda Civic. However, it is completely unique and there is no copying at all. From a side, you will notice a unique wheels design, which completely follows car’s nature.
The interior design is pretty amazing. Besides the attractive look, this cabin also features hi-quality materials. Of course, there is a full load of standard features, especially in terms of latest technologies.
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid features
The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will come with plenty of equipment. We don’t expect bigger changes on the list of standard features compared to the current 2017 year model. Some of the notable features are 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, a proximity key with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth etc. There is also a whole bunch of optional features, such as a bigger 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, heated side mirrors, a sunroof, and wireless charging.
In terms of safety, there are things like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control etc.
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid powertrain
The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will continue with the same powertrain. It is pretty much the same system that runs Kia Niro. It features a 1.6-liter gasoline engine, which is good for about 105 horsepower and 109 pound-feet of torque. The electric part of the powertrains consists of a 1.56-kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that is good for about 45 horses and 125 pound-feet of torque. These two make a total output of 140 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for some decent performances. Fuel economy will be also on a high level. This hatchback should be able to achieve 58 miles per gallon in a combined drive.
Besides this version, you should also consider a plug-in version. This model costs more but features the larger battery and more powerful electric motor, the all-electric model with a range of 31 mile and many other benefits.
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid release date and price
Since we don’t expect bigger changes for the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, we expect its arrival in usual time, which is somewhere late in the year. When it comes to price, base models will go around 22.500 dollars. Competition in the segment is tough. There are models like Toyota Prius, Kia Niro, and Ford C-Max Hybrid. There are also plug-in hybrids like Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius Prime, and others.