Recently the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid went through the ASEAN NCAP crash test and came out with a flying five stars. The Hybrid secured a 91.98 out of 100 in the test, in overall protection, ie, both child and adult.
The Hybrid first made an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. The Auto Expo 2018 also featured a electric version of the Sedan. The Singapore spec (manufactured in South Korea) of the car has commendable safety features , seven airbags, ABS and stability control comes along too. The Malaysia spec of the Hybrid comes with optional Blind-Spot Detection System (BDS) feature. Both the specs had appeared for the crash test. The Hyundai Ioniq runs on a Kappa 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine paired with an electric motor. The power produced by the combined effort is 139 bhp along with 265 Nm of torque. The 1.56 kW lithium-ion battery driven version of the car produces 43 bhp power and 170 Nm torque. The Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) powered version of the Ioniq produces 120 bhp power and 295 Nm torque. The car also comes equipped with a 6 speed double clutch transmission. A fully charged Ioniq can run upto 280 kms. The maximum speed of the car is claimed to be 185 km/hour.
Hyundai had a plan of launching the car in India , but heavy GST on Hybrid cars have made them change their mind. The car has a Eco and Sport mode, where the Eco mode increases fuel efficiency. The body of the car is made up of lightweight high-strength steel and aluminium which increases the agility of the car and makes it weigh much less. The car rides on 15 inch alloy wheel with wheel trims. Rear Spoiler With Integrated LED Brake Light and Radiator Grille-Gloss Black Chrome Insert are also two of the features of the exterioir of the car. The overall length of the hybrid is 4470 mm, the breadth is 1820 mm and the height is 1450 mm. The wheelbase of the car is 2700 mm. The kerb weight of the car is 1370-1477 kgs. The fuel tank capacity is 45 litres.