The jury of 23 journalists of the French car magazine L‘Argus praised the IONIQ’s attractive design and spaciousness as well as the high quality of its driving and safety assistance systems. Other nominees in the same category were the Fiat Tipo, the Infiniti Q30, the Renault Scénic dCi and the fourth-generation Toyota Prius.
“This award recognises a vehicle that is unique amongst its peers – the All-New IONIQ and its three eco-friendly powertrains.” said Lionel French Keogh – Managing Director of Hyundai Motor France
Three powertrains – one car platform
High fuel efficiency – low CO2 emissions
Among the technical highlights of the IONIQ Hybrid are its first-in-class fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions of just 79 grams per kilometre. The six-speed dual-clutch transmission provides direct driver engagement, while offering comfortable and efficient driving in automatic mode. The car’s lightweight structure, multilink rear suspension and intelligent powertrain configuration also contribute to the driving experience.
Smart on demand – always safe
Besides superior passive safety thanks to a rigid body featuring 53% Advanced High Strength Steel, the IONIQ includes numerous active safety features, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Smart Cruise Control, equipped as standard.
Streamlined silhouette – great value
The coupé-like silhouette of the IONIQ not only catches the eye, it also helps to ensure a class-leading drag coefficient of just 0.24 Cd, while offering a spacious interior and generous storage space.
To its industry-leading Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Hyundai Motor adds an eight-year, 200,000-kilometre warranty on the IONIQ’s high-voltage battery. Together with a comprehensive list of standard features and its competitive price, the IONIQ provides unique value among alternative-powertrain cars.