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2017 IONIQ HEV

First Installment is All-Electric

When the Hyundai Ioniq debuts this fall at Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road, it will be in the form of an all-electric vehicle that reaches a healthy 110 miles on a full charge. The all-electric version of the Ioniq will be followed by a hybrid this winter, with the plug-in hybrid available next summer. Ever since the inception of electric-based vehicles, there has been a debate as to what type of power is the best. Hyundai has settled the debate by offering virtually the same car with all three electric power options. This is just the beginning for Hyundai, which promises to have a vehicle lineup by 2020 that includes two hydrogen models, two all-electric vehicles, six hybrid plug-ins and a whopping 12 different hybrid models. Compare the entire lineup at your Phoenix Hyundai dealer.

Quick Charge Gets You on the Road

Opt for the 28.0 kwH charging unit and you can bring the new electric Ioniq up to an 80 percent charge in about 20 minutes. A standard household charger is also available but charges more slowly. The electric Ioniq comes with a 43 horsepower alternating current motor that has plenty of low-end torque to get you going and keep you moving at highway speeds. The lithium ion polymer battery pack is located under the rear seats and delivers 1.6 kwH of power. You’ll notice little differences between the electric Ioniq and the two hybrid versions. For one, the electric version doesn’t have a gasoline motor that needs cooling, so there is no open area where the grille is normally located. The rear lights of the electric vehicle are also a little different, and there’s a hint of copper coloring on the outside and interior to “create the impression that electricity is flowing through the whole car’s interior,” according to a press release from Hyundai.

Hyundai Looks to Attract New Demographic

“Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” according to Mike O’Brien, Hyundai VP. “With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity, and advanced technologies, Ioniq meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles.” The futuristic design of the Ioniq interior signals a transition from the old to the new, just as the powertrain options are marking a new era in fuel efficiency. The controls are all laid out with an eye for intuitive operation, enhancing the driving experience. Test drive the new Ioniq electric vehicle this fall when it hits the showroom at Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road.

Tucson Eco

Efficient Eco Still Provides Plenty of Pop

As you might expect, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco delivers the greatest fuel economy in the entire Tucson lineup, but what may be a surprise to you is that it is also the most inexpensive way to get your hands on the peppy 1.6L turbocharged engine. When paired with the dual clutch 7-speed automatic, the Eco is rated at 33 mpg on the highway for the front wheel drive model and slightly less if you choose all-wheel drive. Because the Eco has fewer standard features than its siblings, it is lighter which translates into quicker times at the track. At 7.4 seconds, the Eco beats the other Tucson models by two-tenths of a second in the race to 60 mph. Feel the power of the Eco for yourself by visiting Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road.

A Little Money Buys a Lot

For about $1,450, you can upgrade from the base Tucson SE to the Eco. That not only gets you the turbocharged engine that increases your performance by about 10 horsepower, a power driver’s seat with lumbar support, LED running lights, illuminated mirrors and outside mirror turn signals. “Car and Driver” magazine editors evaluated the Eco and found a lot to like, including a spacious rear seat and a well-designed cargo space. The Tucson Eco “is well suited to the daily grind in any form, so we’ll continue to sing its praises,” the editors wrote.

Four Models Offer Wide Selection

Whether you choose the Eco, the SE, Sport or Limited trim package, the Hyundai Tucson offers a lot of value in a vehicle that’s adept at maneuvering through tight urban traffic or providing comfort on a long road trip. The SE, with a listed starting price of $22,700, comes with an automatic transmission, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rearview camera, air conditioning and an adjustable steering wheel. The Sport model provides the turbocharged engine, 19-in sport wheels, hands free lift gate and proximity start. If luxury in an affordable package is more suited to your taste, chose the Limited. Along with a more upscale interior, it features heated front seats and a slew of sensor-supported driver assistance features.

Hyundai Warranty is Top-of-the-Line

All Tucson models come with the famous 5-year, 60,000 mile Hyundai Limited Warranty that includes roadside assistance. Hyundai’s also have a 7-year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, giving you the peace of mind of many years of driving before having to worry about major repair bills. See the entire Hyundai Tucson inventory when you take a short drive to Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road.