Hyundai Looking To Bring The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid To India

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With Indian market slowly warming to the idea and technology of hybrids, Hyundai is looking at possibilities of bringing the Ioniq plug-in hybrid to India.

The Government of India is offering incentives under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles (FAME) scheme to manufacturers. Hyundai wants to make use of this scheme to bring the Ioniq plug-in hybrid to India.

Unveiled earlier this year, the Ioniq from Hyundai boasts of zero emissions is available in three distinct electrified powertrains - hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric.

Hyundai wants to bring the plug-in hybrid of the Ioniq version to India with an approximate all-electric range of 50km from the power of an 8.9kwh lithium-ion polymer batteries.

The 45kw electric motor is paired with the 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 104bhp and 147Nm of torque and will be mated to a 6-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.

Hyundai has followed the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language with the Ioniq and has hatch like finish seen in the Toyota Prius. The signature Hyundai hexagonal grille and vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights are some of the highlights of the hybrid.

Interiors of the Hyundai Ioniq reveal an all-black theme with matte finish silver highlights to give it a difference to the black theme.

Some interesting facts are the eco-friendly material used in the cabin like the raw materials extracted from sugarcane have been used on the headliner and the carpet. Plastic combined with wood and volcanic stone have been used in the interior door pads.

Story first published: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 18:47 [IST]
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