The new Hyundai Ioniq Electric has touched the roads of Nepal priced at NPR 55.96 lakh. The model launched in the mountain nation by the Korean brand’s distributor Laxmi Intercontinental, is the facelift with an updated design, features and better range. The Ioniq was originally introduced in the country in 2018.
For the 2020 update, the Ioniq’s battery has been expanded from 28 kWh to 38.3 kWh capacity, which means that the car can now offer a range of 311 km in a single charge (WLTP). The Ioniq’s e-motor makes 134 horsepower and 295 Nm of torque. The 6.6 kW on-board charger has also been updated to a 7.2-kW unit. The car can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in just 54 minutes using a 100 kW fast-charger.
The new Ioniq has a redesigned grille, new front bumper with silver molding at the bottom, LED daytime running lights, LED headlamps and tail lights and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard.
The new Ioniq Electric gets four drive modes – Eco, Comfort, Sport and Eco+. The Eco+ mode enables drivers to bring down energy consumption and extend the remaining battery charge for emergency situations. Standard safety features include Front Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection with new Cyclist Detection ability and Driver Attention Warning.
Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car system comes with the Ioniq and can be used for embedded telematics that allows to control the aircon and remote start the vehicle with the help of MyHyundai app. The app can also be used to remotely unlock or lock their doors, Car Finder and remotely activate horn and lights, check battery status, and control and schedule charging.
Hyundai Ioniq also uses recycled materials on the interior door covers made from plastic combined with powdered wood and volcanic stone, headliner and cargo area has raw materials extracted from sugarcane, while the paint has been prepared from renewable ingredients extracted from soybean oil.
Hyundai Ioniq electric film from Youtube channel Cars Garage.