Hyundai IONIQ hybrid and plug in hybrid car in 2019 LA Auto Show

Hyundai revealed a refreshed 2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and a plug in hybrid in the 2019 LA Auto Shows, the changes are mild mostly welcome for the 2020 car series.

 For the 2020 model year, Hyundai IONIQ has a new futuristic aerodynamic exterior and interior design. Checking with the exterior designs Ioniq has a plain slatted grille giving way to a more conventional-looking metallic finish mesh grille. Considering it detailing on the mesh makes the car look more premium than the outgoing model. New jewel-like LED headlights and triangular taillights are available, too, the latter of which matches the angulae new Elantra. It includes new segment-first features such as Highway Driving Assist and Lane Following Assist make long trips more comfortable.

The new model gets a completely new dashboard. The upgraded IONIQ line still features Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car system, which allow drivers to remote start their vehicle and control air conditioning using the MyHyundai smartphone app which also allows the users to remotely lock or unlock their doors, and find their vehicle in a crowded parking lot with Car Finder and remote horn and lights. Air vents can now blend into horizontal trim pieces, making the whole dash look lower and wider. The center stack has a more futuristic look with light blue back lighting on a glossy surface.

This Blue link technology adapted on to Hyundai can be remotely controlled and scheduled via the app technology also allows owners of the plug-in or electric model to remotely check the status of their battery. Along with that it arrives with cloud-based navigation, which offers free up-to-the-minute traffic information, POI searches, dealer locator as well as the ability to locate nearby charging stations.

Starting with the front it has new AVN of 10.25-inch touchscreen, a new HVAC control layout with touch-style buttons, mood lighting on the 7-inch touchscreen, and blue ambient lighting across the lower portion of the passenger’s side dash and on the center console. The automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist and driver attention warning are standard features fot Ioniq.

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric will get a new 38.3-kilowatt-hour battery in place of the old 28-kilowatt-hour pack. This 36% increase in stored energy will help push its range up to an estimated 26 miles to 150 miles, according to European estimates. 2020 Ioniq Electric will also get a small power bump from 120 horsepower to 134 ponies. Rounding out the powertrain changes to the 2020 Ioniq Electric will be a 7.2-kilowatt charger in place of the old 6.6-kilowatt unit and one-pedal driving.

Hyundai Hybrid generates a total system output of 139 horsepower and up to 265 Nm. of torque. The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid model generates a total system output of 156 horsepower and 265 Nm of torque.IONIQ Plug-in and Electric are available with 16-inch alloy wheels, while customers of IONIQ Hybrid can choose between a new 15 and 17-inch wheel designs. It has included a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission along with that it comes with 3 driving modes: Eco, Comfort, and Sport driving modes. Energy consumption can be reduced by selecting Eco+mode.

Hyundai IONIQ includes few safety package such as Front Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection with new Cyclist Detection ability and Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and High Beam Assist also come standard.

Like the current Ioniq Electric, the 2020 model will be proceeding with available automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and more.And we expect this to get combined with rigid construction to help the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric retain its IIHS Top Safety Pick rating.


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