2017 Hyundai Ioniq vs 2016 Chevrolet Volt

Hyundai Press Release Highlights

The Hyundai Ioniq eco-focused vehicle is the first in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform with the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric models. Hyundai's approach for the Ioniq line delivers the latest in safety and convenience technologies. A sporty, hatchback-like profile is inspired by aerodynamic efficiency and produces a class-leading 0.24 coefficient of drag. The front of the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is characterized by the Bi-Xenon HID headlights surrounded by C-shaped LED positioning lamps. In addition to general exterior design details from the Hybrid, such as the hexagonal grille and the vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights, the Ioniq Plug-in also features low-beam LED headlamps. Hyundai Ioniq Electric conveys a unique front perspective: without a need for extensive powertrain cooling, the grille is a sleek and clean surface.
• Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in - New Kappa 1.6 direct-injected Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine - estimated 104 horsepower and an estimated 109 lb.-ft. of torque
• Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in - Six-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT)
• Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in - Electric motor - estimated 32 kW (43 horsepower) with an estimated maximum torque of 125 lb.-ft.
• Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in - Lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity
• Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in - Estimated total system output of 139 horsepower
• Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid - estimated all-electric range of more than 25 miles - estimated 45kW (60 horsepower) electric motor is coupled with the 1.6 direct-injected Atkinson four-cylinder Kappa engine
• Ioniq Electric - 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery for an estimated driving range of 110 miles - estimated maximum output of 88 kW (120 horsepower) and 215 lb.-ft. of torque through a single-speed reduction gear transmission.
• Ioniq Electric has an estimated 125 MPGe rating
• Electric power for the Hybrid and the Plug-in, as well as for the Electric, is generated by a permanent magnet synchronous motor
• Lithium-ion polymer battery pack for all Ioniq models which is 20 percent lighter than non-polymer lithium-ion batteries
• Charging the Ioniq Electric's lithium-ion polymer battery up to 80 percent only takes about 20 minutes using a SAE Combo Level 3 DC, 100 kW fast-charger. An integrated In-Cable Control Box (ICCB) also allows drivers to charge their Ioniq at a standard household electric socket.
• Ioniq uses aluminum in the hood and tailgate
• Lead-acid auxiliary 12V battery found in competitors' hybrid models has been omitted, resulting in an approximate 26-pound reduction in weight
• Damping in the floor panels, as well as enhanced A- and B- pillar insulation, thicker window glass and noise-cancelling film on the windshield, further improve the quiet and comfortable driving experience.
• Multi-link rear suspension system with dual lower control arms
• Extensive use of aluminum in front and rear suspension components saves around 26 lbs. of weight compared with conventional materials.
• Placement of the battery systems below the rear seats provides a lower center of gravity for more responsive handling
• Ioniq Electric applies a torsion-beam rear axle, providing more space for the 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer batteries, placed below the rear seats.
• Quick steering ratio for a sporty and responsive feel
• Braking force is optimized for maximum efficiency from the regenerative braking system, helping Ioniq to maintain a steady state of charge (SOC).
• Integrated Brake Assist Unit (iBAU) and Pressure Source Unit (PSU) - helps ensure ultra-low friction for maximum energy recuperation and efficiency levels.
• Michelin® low-rolling-resistance tires for 15-, 16- and 17-inch wheels, plus the car's larger 17-inch wheels (Ioniq Hybrid) are fitted with high-silica tires for better all-around performance.
• High-definition 7-inch TFT information cluster - displays all gauge functions (speedometer, drive mode, fuel level).
• Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® - both systems enable users to connect their devices to activate music, telephone or navigation functions with lower distraction levels.
• Wireless inductive-charging pad (Qi standard) for mobile phones
• Blue Link® connected car system with enhanced safety, diagnostic, remote and guidance services - brings connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google®, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.
• Body structure improvements, complemented by a high-strength fiber-reinforced rear bumper fascia make the entire Ioniq line-up strong and durable in the event of a crash.
• 53 percent Advanced High Strength Steel
• Active safety features includes Blind Spot Detection, which works with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to warn the driver of any surrounding vehicles, passengers or objects that could lead to a collision.
• A Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) is also offered, which sounds an alarm as the car moves over lane lines.
• Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, even braking automatically as required
• Smart Cruise Control - allows a constant speed and following distance to be maintained from the vehicle ahead without depressing the accelerator or brake pedals
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System - helps ensure each individual tire is properly inflated
• A total of seven airbags, including a knee airbag for the driver, help protect the vehicle's occupants in the event of a collision.

Chevrolet Press Release Highlights

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car debuts with extended range, showcasing a sleeker, sportier design that offers 50 miles of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration. The Chevrolet Volt's new, efficient propulsion system will offer an estimated total driving range of more than 400 miles and with regular charging, owners are expected to travel more than 1,000 miles on average between gas fill-ups. The 2016 Volt's technology and range advancements are complemented by a design that blends sculpted, muscular proportions with aerodynamic efficiency, and an all-new interior with seating for five and improved functionality. New features, including active grille shutters, help balance design with efficiency.
• New Voltec propulsion system - includes the battery, drive unit, range-extending engine and power electronics.
• 18.4 kWh battery system featuring revised cell chemistry developed in conjunction with LG Chem
• 0 to 30 mph (2.6 seconds)
• 0 to 60 mph (8.4 seconds)
• New two-motor drive unit is up to 12 percent more efficient and 100 pounds lighter (45 kg) than the first-generation drive unit
• Two-motor design enables 19 percent stronger zero-to-30 mph acceleration
• Battery capacity has increased to 18.4 kWh using 192 cells (96 fewer than current generation) with weight reduced by more than 20 pounds
• Regen on Demand™ feature enables driver control of energy regeneration via a convenient paddle on the back of the steering wheel
• New 1.5L range extender, designed to use regular unleaded fuel, offers a combined GM-estimated fuel efficiency of 41 mpg (EPA estimate pending)
• Stronger body structure and quieter ride
• New braking system with improved capability and blended Regen feel
• New, five-passenger seating with available rear heated seats
• Location-based charging capability
• 120V portable cord set has a simpler, compact design with more convenient storage location
• Available illuminated charge port
• Dual digital color displays
• 8-inch-diagonal reconfigurable screen in the instrument cluster to relay driver information
• An additional 8-inch-diagonal touch screen in the center of the instrument panel controls the Chevrolet MyLink system
• GPS location-based charging - will automatically adjust to that setting when it is at "home" based on GPS data. This will allow owners to pre-set their 120V charging level (eight amps or 12 amps) and whether they wish to charge immediately, set a departure time for each day of the week, or set a departure time and a utility rate schedule to charge only at off-peak rates.
• A new 120V portable cord set has a simpler, compact design with more convenient storage location.
• Standard rear-vision camera
• Ten standard air bags, including driver and front-passenger knee air bags
• Available active safety features offering lane keep assist with lane departure warning, side blind zone alert with lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision alert with following distance indicator, front automatic braking, and advanced park assist with front and rear park assist (semi-automatic parallel parking)
• Expanded use of high-strength steel throughout the body structure improves strength and reduces weight
• More effective structural load paths in the frame, along with reinforced rocker panel structures and side structure reinforcements

Photo Comparison

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Front View
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  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Side Front View
  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Side View
  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Side Rear View
  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Rear Side View
  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Interior

2016 Chevrolet Volt

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Front View
  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Front Side View
  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Side Front View
  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Side View
  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Side Rear View
  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Rear Side View
  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Interior

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