Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country‘s second largest manufacturer of passenger cars and the largest exporter since inception unveiled its all new EV, IONIQ at Auto Expo 2018.
Under the theme ‘Experience Hyundai´, Hyundai showcased a number of exciting cars and technologies at its pavilion at the Auto Expo 2018, giving visitors a glimpse of the company’s newest and futuristic innovations.
Through its innovative ‘Mobility Vision’ concept, Hyundai Motor is demonstrating its latest advances in green mobility for customers to experience and enjoy. The IONIQ Zone at Auto Expo 2018 showcases Hyundai’s technological advancements in Electric & Hybrid technology.
Hyundai Motor India acknowledges the government’s vision and plans to make India a Global Leader in electric vehicles by 2030 and is already working on its blueprint to move into new automotive space of eco-friendly vehicles. At Auto Expo 2018, Hyundai is showcasing its commitment to clean mobility solutions and future readiness with unrivalled global technology marvel in Electric Vehicles – Hyundai IONIQ.
Commenting on the unveiling of Hyundai’s Global Electric Tech-Marvel, IONIQ at Auto Expo 2018, Y K KOO, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said “The IONIQ is a significant leap forward for Hyundai Motor as it intensifies its commitment to produce highly efficient, eco-friendly vehicles. Hyundai is a caring brand and we are committed towards clean mobility solutions to make a long-term transformation that will benefit our future generations. Hyundai is future ready to deliver diverse eco-friendly cars for aspiring customers around the globe without compromising on driving dynamics and performance – a balance of attributes we call ‘Green Performance’ ”.
The Product – IONIQ (Green Performance)
IONIQ is World’s first car to offer all 3 electrified versions – Hybrid; Plug-in Hybrid & All Electric. IONIQ is based on ‘Visual aero’ & ‘Purified High Tech’ Design Concept with fastback styling & industry leading aerodynamics and recognized with Red Dot Design Award’16 & Good Design Award’16 becoming the sixth Hyundai car to receive the prestigious Award. It is a Benchmark for alternative fuel vehicles with attractive design & engaging driving Experience while delivering competitive fuel economy. IONIQ represents new possibilities for Hyundai Motor’s future mobility styling, with its purified shape led by aerodynamics, and its refined, clean lines and surfaces enhancing its coupe-like silhouette. IONIQ is an epitome of greentech as it features the use of Eco-friendly materials in the interiors.
All-New IONIQ has received the maximum five-star safety rating from the independent vehicle assessment organisation Euro NCAP. The IONIQ achieved top marks in the four categories: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist, proving it is one of the safest cars in its segment. The IONIQ comes with a host of futuristic and advanced safety features including Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Smart Cruise Control.
As for as passive safety is concerned, it has light yet rigid body as a result of advanced design, construction methods and materials for the entire IONIQ line-up. The chassis benefits from superior rigidity for responsive handling and is extremely safe, with high impact energy absorption and minimised distortion in order to protect passengers in the event of a collision.
Future Mobility Innovation
Project IONIQ Lab
Hyundai Motor Company started the Project IONIQ Lab to explore future mobility solutions through innovation, research and academic projects. It is a part of Hyundai Motor’s Project IONIQ, a long-term research and development project that predict changes in future mobility. Project IONIQ Lab gathers top academics to forecast trends of future mobility. The Hyundai’s Project IONIQ Lab identifies megatrends likely to impact the car industry works to enhance the lives of its customers. It extends Hyundai’s efforts to understand future mobility and influence the concept of ‘Freedom in Mobility’ ‘Whenever and Wherever’.
Hyundai Motor is committed to advance theoretical and practical understanding, innovating to develop future mobility solutions tailored to customers’ lifestyles. From a ‘hyper-connected society’ and ‘eco-ism’ to the ‘decentralization of power’ and ‘mega-urbanization’ the megatrends set out the Project IONIQ Lab’s vision of the world, explaining how mobility will interact with each trend.
Through the new Project IONIQ Lab, Hyundai Motor will predict changes in future mobility and study possible scenarios; develop new types of mobility according to changes in society and people’s lifestyles; and create new service models and mobility experiences to extend the role and definition of ‘cars’.