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Hyundai released pricing details on the 2017 Ioniq Electric just before Earth Day. The automaker is now offering a 36-month lease program with a few perks branded as the Ioniq Unlimited+ subscription program. The subscription program had been announced in November with prices to follow. Subscribers need to pay a $2,500 down payment, which Hyundai […]

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Toyota has dropped the Prius’ starting price by $1,210 as competition increases from lower-priced hybrids. The best-selling hybrid had started at the Prius Two trim level and price of $25,570. CarsDirect reported that Prius One is now being offered for $24,360 with the same standard features minus three of them – a spare tire, rear […]

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Hyundai and its captive finance unit will be launching an electric carsharing unit in April. Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Capital will make their vehicles, including electric cars, available through a carsharing service in South Korea. Hyundai Motor launched a carsharing test drive in Korea last December. Users could try out a Hyundai Ioniq electric sedan […]

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The Hyundai Ioniq Electric has taken the highest-ever green car score in American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual Greenest vehicle award. Hyundai’s new EV nudged ahead of the BMW i3; while both earned green scores of 64 points, the Ioniq was slightly cleaner with 0.78 points on the environmental damage index (EDX), compared to […]

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Hyundai confirmed that the hybrid and all-electric versions of its new Ioniq compact sedan will be launched this week in the U.S. Mike O’Brien, vice president-product planning for Hyundai Motor America, spoke last with WardsAuto about Hyundai’s product plans. “Our focus was on developing a great compact car that happens to be electrified,” O’Brien said. […]

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric took the top spot in miles per gallon equivalent rating with 136 MPGe in combined fuel economy. That rating comes from Fuel Economy Guide for model year 2017, which was just released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The federal agencies publish […]

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Hyundai pulled off a surprise today when it introduced its Autonomous Ioniq concept at the just-starting Los Angeles Auto Show – now being called AutoMobility LA. Nearly identical in appearance to the other Ioniq Electric models, the self-driving car does not use a roof-mounted LIDAR (laser-based radar detection) module and hides the system discreetly in […]

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Hyundai Motor America has set the new land speed record for an FIA-approved production-based hybrid vehicle by reaching 157.825 mph. Timed at Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats, the nitrous-injected vehicle was also able to hit a peak exit speed of 160.7 mph. As you might expect, owners of the Prius-competitive Ioniq hybrid won’t be able […]

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As part of its challenge of becoming No. 2 in green car sales by 2020, Hyundai will be rolling out an all-electric SUV by 2018. According to Korean news coverage, the electric SUV will have a range of 200 miles per charge. It will be competing directly with the Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3, and […]

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Hyundai’s looking to challenge the Toyota Prius with its new Ioniq in just about every area – except the sales chart. That’s according to an Automotive News story that posits that Hyundai is aiming to give the Ioniq an advantage over the ubiquitous Prius in terms of power, fuel economy, and size, and for most […]

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