First look at the all-new Hyundai Ioniq

  • Ioniq set to go on sale in 2016
  • Choice of three low-emission powertrains
  • Minimalist design and eco-friendly materials

Hyundai is set to add to the rapidly growing ultra-low-emission vehicle (ULEV) market in early 2016 with the new Ioniq.

Rivalling the likes of the Toyota Prius and Lexus CT200h, as well as electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3, the Ioniq’s brand new platform is designed specifically to cope with multiple powertrain options, allowing the car to handle responsively while remaining efficient in all guises.

It offers a choice of three different low-emission powertrains:

  • Zero-emission, fully electric motor
  • Plug-in petrol/electric hybrid version
  • Conventional petrol/electric hybrid

Although likely to be popular with company car drivers, there are currently no CO2 or fuel economy figures published for the new Ioniq. We're expecting them to be very competitive, however.

Efficient design for an efficient car

Efficiency is key with the Ioniq, and Hyundai has continued that theme with the car's design. Its lines have been designed to keep it as aerodynamic as possible, managing airflow around the car and reducing wind resistance.

Simple-looking surfaces are used inside to keep the interior equally minimalistic, while eco-friendly materials create a futuristic cabin space.

This is the latest low-emissions car from Hyundai, which is aiming to produce an entire line-up of low and zero-emission vehicles over the next few years.

The new Ioniq will be officially unveiled at the 2016 Geneva motor show in March. Make sure you check back with us for price and consumption figures once they’re available.