- A light yet rigid body is the result of advanced design, construction methods and materials for the entire IONIQ line-up.
Featuring 53% Advanced High Strength Steel, the chassis of the cars benefits from superior rigidity for responsive handling and is extremely safe, with high impact energy absorption and minimised distortion to protect passengers in the event of a collision.
To complement the long list of advanced convenience technologies, a host of innovative active and passive safety features protects the driver and passengers.
The long list of Hyundai Motor’s SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features includes Blind Spot Detection (BSD), which works directly alongside Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) to warn the driver of any surrounding vehicles, passengers or other objects that may lead to a collision if unnoticed while the car is in motion.
The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist system (LKAS) are of use when driving. The systems alert the driver if unsafe movements are made while the car is driving over 37 mph by sensing the car’s position. The LDW sounds an alarm before the car moves over white, grey, blue lines as well as Bott’s dots on the road, while the LKAS warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.
The IONIQ is also fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, AEB operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger stage, and then applies maximum braking force right before the moment of collision. When a vehicle or pedestrian is sensed in front of the car, the system is activated, operating at speeds of 7 mph or above and minimises damage when a collision is unavoidable.
Using front radar sensors, Smart Cruise Control allows a constant speed and distance to be maintained from the vehicle ahead without depressing the accelerator or brake pedals; it is automatically cancelled when speed drops to 7 mph or below.
IONIQ Electric takes this a step further by providing Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, which supports an automatic stop/start function as well. A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System ensures tyres are always suitably inflated.
Around the interior of the IONIQ, a total of seven airbags are available, including a knee airbag for the driver. Body structure improvements complemented by a high-strength fibre-reinforced rear bumper make the entire IONIQ line-up strong and durable.
In recognition of its outstanding safety the IONIQ received the maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. In the test, the IONIQ proved it is one of the safest cars in its segment, achieving top marks in all four categories: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist. Euro NCAP awarded the IONIQ the Best in Class Car of 2016 in the ‘Small Family Car’ category.
Industry-leading warranty package
For customers peace of mind, the IONIQ is offered with an industry-leading warranty package for all three versions: IONIQ Hybrid, IONIQ Plug-in and IONIQ Electric. The warranty consists of Hyundai’s unique Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty for the vehicle and an eight-year, 125,000-mile warranty for the high-voltage battery.
The IONIQ line-up is produced at Hyundai Motor Company's Ulsan manufacturing plant, located in south-east Korea. The Ulsan plant is the largest automobile production site in the world.
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