2017 Hyundai Ioniq Revealed in Spy Photos

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The Hyundai Ioniq has been spied at a photo shoot wearing no camouflage at all. 

Hyundai is looking to take on the Toyota Prius and has already announced that the Ioniq will be available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicle when it debuts. A small 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is expected to be used in the hybrid cars, though details on range and fuel economy are still unknown.

The overall shape of the small hatchback is reminiscent of the Prius, both of which were designed to have as little aerodynamic drag as possible.

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A new platform has been put together for the Ioniq, though many of its parts were borrowed from other Hyundai models. Independent rear suspension is said to be offered with the car, while the interior takes its cues from the Elantra.

The Hyundai Ioniq will make its official debut next month in Korea, while the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March of next year will host the car’s world debut. After that, the Ioniq will travel to the New York Auto Show for its North American reveal.

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  • Sami Haj-Assaad

    Not gonna lie. That AMG camera truck is way cooler than the Ioniq.

  • DClark

    I’m not really surprised on the look because I figured it’d end up looking a lot like the 2017 Elantra but with a ‘not quite sedan, not quite hatchback’ rear end.

    I do wonder how they took the daring look of the Hyundai I-oniq concept car and got this car out of it though, and it would be a travesty not to take the I-oniq concept car’s good looks and massage it into a redesigned Veloster for the 2018 or 2019 model year.

  • Spongebob CrankyPants

    Not sure about this. It has a Prius look. Why does this type of car need that weird rear end?

  • Bill Bentley

    I think the sunroof is larger than the rear window. Like Mario Andretti used to say, “what is behind me is of no concern”. 🙂

  • DClark

    It looks like it’s got the i30/Elantra GT backup camera (integrated into the Hyundai logo; the logo flips up and the camera peeks out when needed) so it should be okay.

  • parelem

    Can’t wait to see an electric in the Genesis line

  • dougary

    If priced right, and meets reliabilty and performance expectations, the Ioniq is going to give the Prius some real competition. The Volt failed to do that.
    Toyota is not liking this….lol