2016 Hyundai Ioniq Autonomous Concept
Category : 2016 Cars
Contrasting colours at the base of the bumper add an individual character while nine exterior colours are available and can be paired with a choice of two interior options. The colour choices for the exterior of IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in are Phantom Black, Polar White and Platinum Silver along with Aurora Silver. The IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-In
The front of the IONIQ Hybrid is characterised by the Bi-xenon headlights that are embraced by the C-shaped LED positioning lamps. Hyundai Motor’s signature hexagonal grille and the vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights further depict the purity of the car. The interior colour choices are Lava Stone or Afternoon Breeze. Also available are Iron Grey, Marina Blue and Phoenix Orange as well as Mist Meadow and Chalky Brown.
Maybe I’m biased, but I feel the jury is still out on those which regards to longevity. I doubt if any of them could make a variable vane turbo let alone an ICE. Fitting the hybrid drivetrain to a model that was not originally designed for one has a couple of disadvantages – it’s a bit less economical than a Prius, especially in 17″ wheel form, and the boot is eaten into by part of the battery pack. It was a great car for me – I need a reliable automatic and I do a high mileage – but I can see that others might find it compromised. I ran a second generation Insight for three years and almost 100 000 miles. They have a tremendous reputation for longevity in taxis. That’s where the motor comes in. It’s one of the reasons I bought a hybrid not a diesel automatic, as the latter isn’t particularly economical with a torque converter auto, single clutch automated manuals are horrible, in my experience, and dual clutch ones are expensive and (to my mind) unproven. When I taught science, I could get kids to make an electric motor. It’s still very economical – 60 mpg plus (which may drop in the winter), consistently better than the Insight’s, which had a better boot but poorer passenger compartment. It worries me a bit that other hybrids are going down the dual clutch route. LP is right – the Atkinson Cycle engine is very economical but low torque. Honda and Toyota hybrids are not as complex as people think- probably far less complexity than a turbo diesel. The transmission is as much a part of the set up as the engine in the way that it shares power and torque between the ICE and motor. It was written off so I bought an Auris Hybrid, which has a Prius drivetrain in an Auris body. It’s also beautifully simple with, as far as I can make out, 7 moving parts. I’ve only done a couple of thousand miles in it.