Hyundai Reveals Their New 2020 Ioniq With A Bigger Battery At LA Auto Show

Hyundai revealed their new 2020 Ioniq  at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the car comes in three versions;  hybrid, plug in hybrid and electric with all of them featuring the new Hyundai smart sense active safety features and driving assistance systems 

The 2020 Ioniq electric has a higher battery capacity at 38.3 kWh compared to the 28 kWh battery in the previous model giving it an EPA rated 170 miles of range which is more than the EPA rated 150 miles on the 2019 Nissan Leaf’s 39.2 kWh battery.  The motor puts out 134  horsepower and 218 lb-ft of torque compared to the 118 hp on the 2019 model. It also has a 7.2 kW  charger which provides a faster charging rate than the 6.6 kW charger in the previous model.

Both the hybrid and the plugin are equipped with a 1.6 litre GTI 4 cylinder engine that outputs 104 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor on the hybrid which is powered by a 1.56 kwh  battery outputs 32 kW and a maximum torque of 125 lb-ft . the plug-in on the other hand outputs 45 kW and has the same max torque.The 8.9 kwh battery on the plug-in offers 29 miles of range. 

The 2020 Ioniq  has a new 10.25 inch touchscreen and the system runs both apple carplay and android auto with touchscreen buttons for adjusting the air-con instead of physical buttons. Unfortunately there is no way to control the temperature of the ac vents at the rear.

Eco friendly materials like  bio thermal plastic olefin which contains 25% sugarcane and  bio metallic paint with soybean oil extracts as well as bio fabric have been used in the car.

On the outside both the the hybrid and the plug-in  have a new mesh type of radiator grille while the electric has a closed grille with a distinct pattern. 

Other features include  Front Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection,  cyclist detection, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Eco-Driving Assist System and  1-pedal driving capability.

Prices for the Ioniq hybrid  start at $23,000 and for the  plug-in at $26,300