- The driving performance of the IONIQ line-up is among the best in its segment
- Ride and handling are tuned to contribute towards superior ride quality
- The IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in feature a multi-link rear suspension system
- The driving performance of the IONIQ line-up is among the best in its segment thanks to a powertrain which is specially adapted to deliver efficient mobility without compromise.
Ride and handling, as well as noise, vibration and harshness levels, are tuned to contribute towards superior ride quality, while insulation in the dashboard minimizes engine noise. Damping in the floor panels as well as enhanced A and B pillar fillings, thicker window glass and noise cancelling film on the windshield further improve the quiet and comfortable ride.
The IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in feature a multi-link rear suspension system with dual lower arm for enhanced ride comfort while a proportionately large use of aluminium for front and rear suspension components saves around 10 kg of weight compared to conventional means. A reduction of 2.3 kg per front lower arm unit saves 4.6 kg at the front, while 7.14 kg is saved at the rear with each unit shedding 3.57 kg.
The IONIQ Electric applies a torsion beam rear axle proving more space for the 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, placed below the rear seats and the spare wheel well.
IONIQ’s responsiveness and feedback from the steering system is clear and precise, with an increased steering gear ratio that helps to compound a sporty and responsive feel while reinforcing the car’s uncompromised driving experience.
Braking force is optimized to get the most out of the regenerative braking system, helping the IONIQ to maintain a healthy state of charge (SOC). Regenerative braking also operates to reduce noise, using the third generation of the brand’s energy recuperating stopping system. An Integrated Brake Assist Unit (iBAU) and Pressure Source Unit (PSU) also contribute to quieter operation than competitors. This also helps ensure ultra-low friction for maximum energy recuperation and efficiency.
A collaboration with tire manufacturer Michelin gives IONIQ enhanced levels of efficiency as the car is fitted with low rolling resistance tires from 15-, 16- and 17-inch wheels for better fuel economy, plus the car’s larger 17-inch wheels (IONIQ Hybrid) are fitted with silica tires for better performance. The multi-link suspension system of IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in has been adapted in order to work most efficiently with low rolling resistance tires.