Hyundai announced that the Ioniq, a h atchback designed to counter cars like the Toyota Prius
Launched for 2017, the Ioniq
Fuel economy was one of the Ioniq’s main selling points. The plug-in hybrid model was rated at 119 mpg-e, according to the Environmental Protection Agency
Speaking of range, that was never the EV’s strongest assets: Its 28-kilowatt-hour battery pack was initially rated at merely 124 miles, which Hyundai admitted was “not enough.” That figure increased to 170 for the 2020 model year thanks in part to a bigger, 38.3-kilowatt-hour battery pack.
Hyundai said that its European dealers stopped taking orders for the Ioniq in May 2022, though some stores still have new examples in their inventory. We reached out to the firm to find out what this means for the American market, and we’ll update this story if we learn more.
While the Ioniq is not long for this world, the sub-brand that it spearheaded will live on. As of writing, the only member of the Ioniq family is the 5, an electric hatchback