CARS.COM — Do good things come in threes? Hyundai is banking on it with a revolutionary launching of three distinct variants of one model, the Ioniq (pronounced “eye-on-ick,” not “eye-on-eek”): Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric.
This is the first Hyundai vehicle that has been designed from the ground up for electrification. Previous Hyundai hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles were all built on top of existing platforms initially designed for gasoline engines alone. Not so for the Ioniq, for which hybrid and EV capability were front of mind throughout its development.