Hyundai introduced its redesigned eco-friendly IONIQ car lineup in a North American debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Up front, the hybrid and plug-in versions of the new IONIQ now show a redesigned mesh-type radiator grille. The front of the new Hyundai IONIQ Electric has a new distinctive pattern on the closed grille. All models feature an updated front bumper design with a silver molding at the bottom. New anthracite gray trim seen on the rear bumper molding and daytime running light bezels up front create a more refined and dynamic look. The LED DRLs, as well as the newly available LED head- and taillights, make IONIQ stand out at night – offering not only aesthetic enhancements but also additional safety.
IONIQ Plug-in and Electric are available with redesigned 16-inch (standard) alloy wheels, while customers of IONIQ Hybrid can choose between a new 15 and 17-inch (optional) wheel designs.
As well as the new convenience features, the 2020 IONIQ lineup’s reimagined interior incorporates new design touches to enhance its sophisticated image. Below the optional new widescreen 10.25-inch AVN system, the redesigned control panel for heating and climate control sports a sleek, glossy finish. New touch-type control buttons allow for intuitive operation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Hyundai IONIQ Electric’s standard high-resolution 7-inch LCD console display (optional for hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions) improves with mood lighting to visualize the different drive mode themes. To round off the modern interior design, blue ambient lighting has been applied across the passenger-side lower dashboard and the center console.
Eco-Conscious Interior and Exterior Materials
A key characteristic of the IONIQ line is its innovative use of recycled or ecologically-sensitive materials. The interior door covers are made of plastic combined with powdered wood and volcanic stone while providing the same quality appearance of typical materials. The softer, more natural feel is achieved along with less reliance on oil-based products. Raw materials extracted from sugar cane are partly applied on the headliner and cargo area. Paint with renewable ingredients extracted from soybean oil is used to achieve lustrous metallic colors on key components.
Audio Video Navigation System
The optional Audio Video Navigation system displays a wide variety of useful information across its 10.25-inch split touch-screen. The improved screen can be customized providing two home screen versions and the ability to edit displayed widgets and icons. In addition to standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with the base onboard system, with standard new Multi-Bluetooth function (with 10.25-inch AVN option only) drivers of the new IONIQ can connect two phones at the same time to allow users to listen to each phone’s music through Bluetooth streaming.
SmartSense Safety and Convenience
The new IONIQ’s leading safety package includes Front Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection with new Cyclist Detection ability and Driver Attention Warning as standard. Lane Keeping Assist and High Beam Assist also come standard. Available options also include Lane Following Assist, which helps keep the car in the middle of a lane so drivers can navigate safely, including in heavy traffic during rush hour.
Using the radar sensor to detect the distance from the car in front, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go maintains a preset distance to automatically stop and depart again according to traffic conditions. Additional options include Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (Optional on Hybrid and Standard on Plug-in and Electric).