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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:48 am

GRA wrote:...but battery pack under rear seats and cargo area limit headroom and usable space more than LEAF, Bolt etc. (rear seat only suitable for small adults), despite numbers indicating Ionic has more volume. Sounds like a good commute car for one/two, with room for pre-adolescent kids in back.

Disappointing if this is the case :( I already have a smallish rear seat and limited cargo space vehicle with the Leaf, I was looking for something to carry 2 full sized adults in the back seat and more, not less cargo room than the Leaf.....hopefully I'll know more on Wed if they have the Ioniq at my local auto show. If not the Ioniq then maybe the Nero, although other than possibly more upright seating the Nero sounds like it may have even less cargo room....again time will tell, but no way I'm going to go backwards on cargo/passenger room only to gain more battery capacity. For the most part I'm OK with the Leafs range(although I wouldn't mind more) but not so much with overall passenger/cargo room, though I'm quite satisfied with front seat room on the Leaf :)
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:26 am

Hyundai certainly sounds like they Want to sell a lot of Ioniqs (and have in fact sold over 30k of them already) But my question is will it commit to build enough BEV vesions to sell large numbers of them in the USA?

Hyundai sees Ioniq as a compact contender
Looking beyond the green-car market with new hybrid


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Never mind that Hyundai's Ioniq is the most fuel efficient car in the industry without a plug. That's not how the automaker plans to sell it.

Instead, Hyundai will stick to a more basic pitch: The Ioniq is a capable compact car that just happens to have a degree in eco-friendliness.

Hyundai's reasons are simple. While the green-car market is small, there's gold -- in the form of conquest opportunities -- in the overall compact-car market, an important entry point where consumers' brand loyalties begin to form...

"If we did our very best at conquesting the king -- we'll say the Prius -- that's not a lot of sales," Mike O'Brien, vice president of product planning at Hyundai, said last month here at the press launch of the Ioniq. "So instead of focusing on a competitor, we're looking at the 1.1 million people that came very close to buying [a green car] but then bought something else."...

http://www.autonews.com/article/2017031 ... -contender
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:17 pm

Took an Ioniq hybrid on a test drive today and liked it. Wouldn't want a hybrid but figure it'll look the same as a BEV. Looks sharp, Lots of cargo space. Back seats are tight, but I fit and I'm six feet. Front seats were very comfortable, but this was the premier trim. It handles very well. The interior had a usable layout, lots of storage.
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq BEV, hybrid, and PHEV.

Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:41 pm

As much as I wanted to like the Ioniq, my impression after sitting in it at the auto show and looking at it's storage, it won't be my next vehicle :(
I liked the outside looks but the roofline was just too low, I couldn't get in the car by sitting first and then swinging my head it, it hit the roor jam :x While I could go in head first, I prefer to enter my cars seat first. I also thought the back seat was extremely cramped, almost zero leg room when the seat was all the way back. Note while on most cars I put the seat all the way back, on the Ioniq(and also Volt and Bolt) I was able to stop about 2" from all the way back which gave the rear seat at least a little more room, still a tad less than my Leaf IMO. And while 3 kids could probably fit in the back left to right, no way adults could, at least not unless auto-show models :lol:
IMO the cargo room of the Ioniq isn't really any better than my Leaf, that being the case I'm just going to hold onto my Leaf for now and hope mfgs come out with a larger BEV or extended range PHEV. I did like the similar Kia Nero a bit better though, more head room and maybe a bit more rear seat room, still not enough for 3 adults nor reason enough to replace my Leaf though.
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