Ioniq already comes in three variants: a gas-electric hybrid considered "the most fuel-efficient car in America." It retails for $ 22,500 and offers 58 combined MPGs. There is also a $ 25,350 PHEV that offers a combined range of 630 miles (as well as 29 all-electric miles) and a $ 29,81
Hyundai also went through press through its new RN19, an outrageous RWD version of the mid-engine of the company's Veloster model. It reportedly boasts a sub-second 0-60 and an artificially limited 155 MPH top speed. It can even come with an electric (or at least hybrid) powertrain. However, the $ 60,000 question is whether the company will actually release it to the public. At Wednesday's press conference, the company's representatives insisted that the vehicle was simply a prototype, but fingers crossed.
The big news of the day, of course, was Vision T. It looks like a cross between the Range Rover Evoque and a TIE fighter with flat hood and roofline, short bumper overhangs, sharp angles and wide, flat surfaces. It is beautiful in a word. Unfortunately, as a concept car, we are even less likely to see this on the street than the RN-19. Instead, Hyundai uses it to give a broad overview of where it plans to take its burgeoning Tucson compact SUV line.
One feature we will likely see in the coming years is Vision T.'s unique grill and headlight setup. The semi-integrated headlights blend seamlessly into the front of the vehicle until activated while the front grille is dripped with triangular chevrons. These design details are actually quite functional as they also act as active ventilation openings, opening and closing as needed to maintain vehicle efficiency regardless of how fast you drive.