India may be a long way from the EV race but that has not stopped manufacturers from showing their latest electric machines on four wheels and one of the latest to join the race is Hyundai with its Ioniq electric vehicle. The car was unveiled in late 2015 and is Hyundai’s first main stream effort with regard to adding electric vehicles to its regular line-up.
1. The Hyundai Ioniq is available as a mild hybrid, plugin hybrid as well as a full electric vehicle and that is what has been showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.
2. This full EV version of the Ioniq is powered by a 28.9 kWh electric battery pack that can give it a theoretical range of 200kmph.
3. In terms of design, the Ioniq carries all the latest Hyundai design hallmarks like the wide front grille though it is more of a signature element as this car actually has no grille.
4. Some of the other signature elements include the design of the wheels, tail lamps and the shape of the rear which is more hatchback than sedan, thanks to the roofline.
5. The interiors are standard Hyundai fare and everything looks familiar as it has been picked up from the Elantra.
6. Of prominence is the instrument cluster which is a compact unit and has an integrated digital display and trip computer.