2019 Hyundai Ioniq Gets Added Safety and Infotainment

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The upcoming 2019 Hyundai Ioniq will get the latest in safety and convenience technologies to appeal to a wider audience.

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq lineup will receive a slew of technology updates, including improvements in both safety and technology. This will be the third model year for the Ioniq Electric and Hybrid, but it’s only the second year for the Plug-In Hybrid version.

When it comes to safety, the Ioniq will now include automatic high beams with a driver alertness warning to its list of active-safety technology. The Hybrid SEL trim level will also now have lane-keep assist, pre-collision braking, and adaptive cruise control. For the 2018 year, those features were part of a package that cost $1,000 extra.

All Hyunda Ioniq models equipped with a navigation should expect to be more understanding of your requests for directions. This is because the cars will now utilize an enhanced, natural-language, cloud-based voice recognition system with a POI database provided by HERE Technologies. Lastly, the Ioniq Electric and Plug-In Hybrid models will include remote charge management as standard equipment from within the vehicle’s associated Blue Link smartphone apps.

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According to AutoBlog,

"“Hyundai says it’s working with ChargePoint, which operates more than 32,000 electric-vehicle charging stations, to provide Ioniq owners with access cards and the ability to locate charging stations through the MyHyundai/Blue Link mobile app.“Ioniq Electric and PHEV models come with Blue Link-, Google- or Alexa-enabled capability to manage and monitor charging schedules remotely to help take advantage of lower electricity prices during off-peak hours.”"

There are no changes being made to the powertrain. The Ioniq Electric still will have a 124-mile range (EPA), while the Plug-In version will go 29 miles (EPA) in all-electric mode.

The Ioniq Hybrid uses a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and electric motor, which is rated to go 57 mpg in the city and 59 mpg on the highway. The Ioniq Electric uses a 28.0-kWh battery, while the Plug-In Hybrid has a 8.9-kWh battery.

All three versions of the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq will hit showrooms this summer.

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Check out Kelley Blue Book’s review of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq below. This vehicle is being offered as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a pure electric car.

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