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Hyundai has announced that they will be bringing the hybrid sedan Ioniq to India early next year. The Ioniq will be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo, and the South Korean carmaker is planning to position the Ioniq against the Toyota Prius.
Y.K. Koo, Managing Director and CEO of Hyundai Motor India confirmed the launch in India, also said that the car would be brought in via the CKD route and not the CBU route.
By assembling the Ioniq in India, it will help Hyundai price it attractively with the company planning to slot it in the Rs 25-30 lakh price bracket.
The Ioniq Hybrid, which made its global première in early 2016, is a little wider but shorter than the Prius.
The Hyundai Ioniq is powered by a combination of a 1.6-litre GDi petrol motor producing 101bhp and 146.4Nm of torque and a 42bhp electric motor with 169.4Nm of torque with a total output of 144bhp and 315.8Nm.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox which sends the power to the front wheels.
The Ioniq will be a compelling buy for those who like to travel in style but still utilise green power. Hyundai does not expect to sell the Ioniq by the thousands, so buying this hybrid sedan can set you apart among the market filled internal combustion cars.