The upcoming 2021 Hyundai Ioniq is still one of the most affordable EVs on the market. Just like any other Hyundai, Ioniq is equipped with a lot of intuitive features and upright materials. The build quality is great, along with the superb ride quality. The Korean brand offers its hatchback in a hybrid version.
While hybrid variant competes with models such as Toyota Prius, Ioniq is competing against more expensive rivals. For 2020, Ioniq received more power and increased driving range. The upcoming model could be additionally improved, but Hyundai is still refusing to provide official details.
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Looks Futuristic and Unique
The forthcoming 2021 Hyundai Ioniq should carry over the same design language as its predecessor. Visually, the EV variant won’t depart from the hybrid version. However, EV comes without a front grille that has been replaced by a plastic panel. This hatchback looks futuristic and unique. It reminds us of a car from a sci-fi 80s movie.
Some parts are incredibly modern, but cosmetic upgrades will be minor for 2021. The headlights are halogen, so LED headlamps are not available. It is a step-down, in our opinion. The customers can choose between various wheels option. However, new optional wheels are available, along with the new tires. Overall, Ioniq hatchback looks handsome and modern.
Interior Provides a High Level of Comfort
The changes inside a cabin are visible. The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq offers a lot of soft-touch materials, but some cheap plastics are still present. We like the sugarcane fibers all around the cabin that are providing a more premium look. Ioniq combines old recycled plastics with wood, like a truly green car.
According to Hyundai, Ioniq provides a high level of comfort, and all of the materials are durable. Moreover, the hatchback comes with a practical interior with plenty of modern features. The interior can accommodate five passengers, and all of the occupants will enjoy ample legroom. Hyundai did a fantastic job of placing the batteries under the rear seats. Thanks to that, the rear-passenger room won’t be compromised.
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Engine
The arriving hatchback offers batteries from 28 kWh to 38.2 kWh. We are talking about the 2020 Ioniq. The latest reports are suggesting even larger batteries for the approaching 2021 Hyundai Ioniq. Furthermore, Ioniq hatchback delivers 134 horsepower and 218i lb-ft of torque.
The latest reports are suggesting a small increase in terms of power. Whatsoever, a new model could get an additional 17 hp and around 20 lb-ft of twisting power. Ioniq is a fun-to-drive hatchback that runs on the all-electric power. Its driving range is rated from 170 miles to over 200 miles with a larger battery pack.
Price and Release Date
The all-new 2021 Hyundai Ioniq will arrive by the end of the year. Most likely, this hatchback will go on sale in the last quarter of 2020. The price shouldn’t be higher in 2021, so the base trim level starts at around $30,000.
Of course, this is the price for the EV version. Hybrid and PHEV variants are available for $23,000 and $26,000. As for the competition, the biggest rivals are BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf S hatchbacks.