Hyundai has announced plans to stage the North American debut of the Ioniq at the New York Auto Show on March 23rd. Unveiled earlier this year in Geneva, the Ioniq is an eco-friendly hatchback which features a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric powertrain. U.S. specifications will be announced later this week but the Europe-spec Ioniq hybrid has a 1.6-liter GDI petrol engine, an electric motors, and 1.56 kilowatt hour lithium-ion-polymer battery pack. This setup enables the car to produce a combined maximum output of 141 horsepower.

Hyundai has announced plans to stage the North American debut of the Ioniq at the New York Auto Show on March 23rd.

Unveiled earlier this year in Geneva, the Ioniq is an eco-friendly hatchback that features a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric powertrain.

U.S. specifications will be announced later this week but the Europe-spec Ioniq hybrid has a 1.6-liter GDI petrol engine, an electric motor, and a 1.56 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack.  This setup enables the car to produce a combined maximum output of 141 horsepower.

The Ioniq plug-in hybrid is largely identical but it gains a larger 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.  This modification enables the car to travel in excess of 31 miles on electricity alone.

Last but not least, the Ioniq EV eschews the petrol engine for an upgraded electric motor that produces 120 hp and 218 pound-feet of torque.  Thanks to a larger 28 kWh lithium-ion battery, the model can hit a top speed of 103 miles per hour and can travel in excess of 155 miles on a single charge.

All three models have a similar design but the electric version is distinguished by a unique front fascia, aerodynamic wheels, and a modestly revised interior that features a push-button gear selector.

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