Hyundai Reveals Teaser Sketch of All-New Electric Car
Hyundai has released a teaser sketch of its first dedicated electric vehicle, which is due for launch in 2016.
Called IONIQ, and targeted at the likes of the Toyota Prius, the new car will be made available with electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains – the first car from any manufacturer to package these three powertrain options in a single body type according to Hyundai.
“IONIQ embodies Hyundai Motor’s vision to shift the automotive paradigm and future mobility; IONIQ is the fruit of our efforts to become the leader in the global green car market,” said Hyundai’s R&D boss, Woong-Chul Yang.
Back in 2013, Hyundai became the first car manufacturer to mass-produce a hydrogen-fueled vehicle, the ix35 Fuel Cell.
Following its world premiere in Korea in January, the IONIQ is due to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show, followed by the New York Auto Show, both in March 2016.