Yang Woong-chul the Head of R & D department of Hyundai, said that the Ioniq will succeed in the US because it will be more adapted than the Toyota Prius, to the American driving style.
The Ioniq will be based on a brand new platform specifically designed for it, which has the ability to host three different powertrains. A purely electric, at which a high-capacity and ultra-efficient battery will be powering the electric motor, a hybrid which features a petrol engine and a plug-in hybrid.
Yang declined to talk about figures, but he said that the Korean model will have better fuel consumption than the Prius on the highway because it will have a setup of “one engine and one clutch”.
It will be completely different from the car of Toyota, or any other company. When it will be presented, the whole world will be surprised.