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2017 Hyundai Ioniq: Only Failure Has Been Losing Out To Toyota Prius

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Hyundai is getting ready to launch the competitor to the Toyota Prius and this is in the form of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. It is strange that they have chosen to go down the path of hybrid, even though gas prices have been low for some time.

It seems that the executives at Hyundai said that the Hyundai Ioniq is going to downplay fuel prices and regulatory landscapes. The person who has been behind the project for 12 years said that the goal has always been about beating the fuel economy offered by the Toyota Prius. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is able to do that as it offers a 58mpg combined fuel rating.

The figure is going to have to maintain its hold when the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq gets into the real world if it is to avoid the 2012 EPA mileage scandal which saw the car maker boosting their mpg ratings.

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is going to use an electric motor that is fixed to the transmission input shaft. It is said that it will have the Atkinson-cycle 1.6 litre gas engine with dual clutch automatic offering 104 horses and the 1.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

So if the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is unable to beat the mileage that the Toyota Prius offers then it will have failed in its sole purpose.

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