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All-New IONIQ Design - efficiency and technology

  • A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize IONIQ's aerodynamic body lines and volumes
  • A ‘Purified High-Tech’ concept evolved into the refined interior of the IONIQ
  • The blue character line exclusively available for the IONIQ Hybrid and the IONIQ Plug-in

- Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ line-up calls upon two key influences in its design, which combine to create a unique and future-looking appearance: efficiency and technology.

Throughout the development phase engineers and designers worked hand-in-hand to ensure that form and function evolved simultaneously.

Their effort has recently been recognised by the Red Dot jury. For the evolutionary design of the IONIQ Hyundai won the 2016 Red Dot Design Award in the coveted Vehicle category. IONIQ presents new possibilities for Hyundai Motor’s future mobility styling with its purified shape led by aerodynamics and its refined, clean lines and surfaces enhancing its coupe-like silhouette.

Exterior design

IONIQ’s sleek exterior shape is inspired by aerodynamic efficiency complementing the soft lines and surfaces that trace the car’s outline. Its exterior panels are designed to flex and boost aerodynamics still further which, combined with various other smart efficiency solutions, produces a class-leading Cd value of just 0.24.

In addition to the IONIQ’s aerodynamic body shape, further design details distinguish the Hybrid, the Plug-in and the Electric versions from another.


The IONIQ Hybrid

The front of the IONIQ Hybrid is characterised by the Bi-xenon headlights that are embraced by the C-shaped LED positioning lamps. The standard version features spherical projector-type headlamps. Hyundai Motor’s signature hexagonal grille and the vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights depict the purity of the car. Contrasting colours at the base of the bumper add an individual character while nine exterior colours can be paired with a choice of two interior options.

The nine exterior colour choices for the IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in are Phantom Black, Polar White and Platinum Silver along with Aurora Silver, Iron Grey, Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and Fiery Red as well as Demitasse Brown. The IONIQ Hybrid features specially-designed two-tone 15- or 17-inch wheels.

An elegant blue or silver character line below the front and rear bumpers is a feature that both the IONIQ Hybrid and the IONIQ Plug-in have in common. For exterior colours Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and Fiery Red accents will be carried out in silver. All other feature the blue character line.

The IONIQ Plug-in

The IONIQ Plug-in will feature LED headlamps and specially designed 16-inch wheels, while sharing most general exterior design details with the Hybrid, like the hexagonal grille, the vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights and an elegant blue or silver character line below the front and rear bumpers. Naturally, the Plug-in, has an additional cap for the charging socket at the left front fender.

The IONIQ Electric

What instantly sets the IONIQ Electric apart is its front: without the motor’s need for cooling, the grille gives way to a clean and sleek surface in True Gray or Shine Gray with Polar White exterior colour. The new optional black grille is available for all exterior colours except Phantom Black. Additionally, the IONIQ line-up’s all-electric version features LED front headlamps and rear combination lamps with a unique pattern.

The electric character of the car’s design is underscored by a copper coloured character line below the rear bumper and below the front bumper, alluding to the property of copper as an excellent electric conductor. When Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange, Fiery Red or Blazing Yellow are chosen as an exterior colour, these accents will be carried out in silver.

Blazing Yellow is a colour option exclusively available for the IONIQ Electric, whereas Iron Gray and Demitasse Brown can only be selected for the Hybrid and Plug-in.

Interior design

A recurring smooth, elegant and clutter-free theme meets a warm feeling inside the IONIQ as efficient use of interior space complements a logical, structured approach applied to the layout of controls. Materials for the interior were chosen in an ecologically sensitive way and are used to create a simple and clean look throughout the car, giving the inside space a sleek, light and purified feel.


Exclusive blue colour code

For the IONIQ Hybrid and the IONIQ Plug-in there are two interior colour choices: Lava Stone (black) or Afternoon Breeze (beige) with a choice of fabric or leather seats. The black interior colour option is combined with exclusive blue piping on the seats and further blue design elements on the fascia. These include a blue metallic line running below the digital instrument cluster and between the air conditioning control knobs, surrounding the centre console air vents, the audio navigation screen and outside air vents as well as the starter button. Another accent is on the lower part of the steering wheel. When opting for beige as the main interior colour, accents will be carried out in white.

Copper symbolizes electricity

Inside the IONIQ Electric’s black interior, exclusively available copper-coloured accents create the impression that electricity is flowing through the car. These accents are matched by the seats and are also available in white, depending on the exterior colour of the Electric: Polar White, Phantom Black, Platinum Silver and Aurora Silver feature copper interior accents; Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and Blazing Yellow feature white interior accents. 

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Consumption Data*

IONIQ Electric

28 kWh Battery: Battery efficiency: 11.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km

IONIQ Hybrid

1.6 GDi / 1.56 kWh Battery: Fuel consumption combined: 3.9 - 3.4 l/100 km; urban: 3.9 - 3.4 l/100 km; extra-urban: 3.9 - 3.6 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 92 - 79 g/km

IONIQ Plug-in

1.6 GDi / 8.9 kWh Battery: Fuel consumption combined: 1.1 l/100 km; Battery efficiency: 9.4 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 26 g/km

*Depending on trim and tyre specifications