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Plug-in Hybrid Coming to Ioniq Lineup This Year

You’ll have your choice of another electrified vehicle in the Hyundai lineup when the automaker releases the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid to dealers nationwide. It joins the traditional Ioniq Hybrid as two compelling reasons to give Hyundai a try when you consider lowering your carbon footprint as well as saving a ton of money on fuel costs. These two Ioniq models are preludes to the much-anticipated Hyundai Electric Vehicle (EV), which will also be coming soon. Check out the new plug-in model later this year with a test drive at Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road.

Plenty of Range, Phenomenal Mileage

Since the average commute is about 20 miles, most people could drive the new Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid for a long time without ever stopping at a gas station. Charge the plug-in model up and you get 29 miles of all-electric range, depending of course, on how you drive. In all EV mode, the model scores 119 MPGe. If you never plug it in at all and depend solely on the hybrid electric motor supplemented by a gas engine, this model rated 52 mpg by the Environmental Protection Association. The Ioniq uses a powerful 8.9 kWh lithium-ion poly battery combined with a 1.6-liter Atkinson engine to create a remarkably efficient means of transportation. The gas engine kicks in when you request more power or run out of electric charge.

Cutting Weight Increases Efficiency

For the 2018 model year, Hyundai cut weight in the Ioniq by using aluminum in the tailgate and hood and eliminating the auxiliary 12V battery found in competitors’ hybrids. The result of all the weight loss increased efficiency and didn’t compromise the comfort or fun-to-drive characteristics of the Ioniq. With a rear multi-link suspension system and dual lower-control arms, the Ioniq has an excellent ride quality and great handling. The steering system provides a responsive feel, and the regenerative braking system not only charges the battery, but is also adjustable to your preference and driving conditions.

Beautiful Design Provides Advanced Aerodynamics

You’lll be slicing through the wind in your new Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, thanks to the sleek lines and carefully designed contours that direct the wind around the exterior like a hot knife cutting through butter. A rear spoiler, side sill moldings and front wheel air curtains all add to the efficiency of this remarkable vehicle. Be the first in line to take a test drive by staying in touch with Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road.

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