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Hyundai revealed its plans to develop a more efficient engine with reduced emissions at a recent gathering of more than 1,200 industry scientists and engineers during the International Powertrain Conference in South Korea. Hyundai exhibited four new engines and two new transmissions from its “Smart Stream” lineup of powertrains that incorporates advanced technology to increase gas mileage and lower each vehicle’s carbon footprint. You’ll be seeing a more efficient lineup of Hyundai cars and SUVs as a result of these efforts in the coming years at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Engine Components Getting Smaller

Hyundai’s new philosophy of Smart Stream technology includes reducing the size and weight of many engine components to increase fuel mileage and maximize thermal efficiency by as much as 50 percent. One example is the new continuously variable valve duration technology that times the opening and closing of the cylinder valves depending on how you’re driving. This not only results in improved fuel efficiency for those who are taking it easy on the throttle, but also delivers more performance for those times when you want to put your Hyundai through its paces. A new 8-speed dual clutch transmission pairs with the new engine choices to make the most out of each power range before shifting. Hyundai has a goal of producing 10 new Smart Stream gasoline engines, six new transmissions and six diesel engines by the year 2022.

Look for More Electrified Vehicles

Although Hyundai firmly believes that internal combustion engines will continue to be a strong player in the auto industry for the next decade or so, the company is also committed to providing consumers more of a choice when it comes to electrified vehicles. The company will continue to expand its choices of electric, fuel cell and plug-in hybrid options over the next decade, with an emphasis on increasing battery storage and expending the range of all-electric vehicles. Hyundai already leads the industry in the production of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and will continue to invest in that technology.

Hyundai Ioniq Only Triple Powertrain Threat

One example of Hyundai’s innovation is the new Ioniq that comes in an all-electric, regular hybrid and plug-in hybrid version. It is the only vehicle with three separate powertrains. The Ioniq electric is only available in California right now, but delivers 124 miles of range on a single battery charge. The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, which is available for a test drive at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale, delivers 59 mpg on the highway and a whopping 57 mpg in the city. The plug-in hybrid will be coming to the showroom floor at Chapman Hyundai later this fall.

Taking advantage of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas where industry leaders gather each year to see the latest in concept vehicles and aftermarket accessories, Hyundai has teamed up with Bisimoto Engineering to deliver the ultimate Ioniq dream car. The HyperEconiq Ioniq concept amplifies the ability of the Ioniq platform to deliver efficiency and performance, delivering fuel economy surpassing 80 mpg. “The Hyper Econiq Ioniq takes the Ioniq where we always knew it could go, without sacrificing drivability,” according to the president of Bisimoto Engineering, Bisi Ezerioha. “Leveraging the outstanding Ioniq electrified platform and powertrain, we’ve focused on a variety of technical elements to bring efficiency, aero and design to the next level.” Although only auto industry people can attend the SEMA Show, anyone can see the innovation and technology in the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid by taking a test drive at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Long List of Upgrades in Show Car

The HyperEconiq Ioniq takes efficiency and reducing friction to a new level, thanks to a number of specialized components. Bisimoto created a special pulse-chamber exhaust system to enhance the volumetric efficiency. Highly sensitive OBD monitoring electronics keep the fuel/oxygen mixture at optimal levels, while special low-friction synthetic oil allows the pistons to slide freely. Low resistance tires, lightweight racing seats, a special aerodynamics kit that includes a front and side splitters and a suspension kit that minimizes ground clearance while optimizing alignment settings all adds to the efficiency of this special Ioniq.

2018 Ioniq Offers Three Platforms

When the plug-in hybrid model arrives at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale there will be three different powertrains available for the 2019 Ioniq lineup. The affordable Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid starts at just $22,200 and provides almost 700 miles of driving range while delivering a combined 58 mpg in both city and highway driving. Hurry in to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale to take advantage of a limited offer that provides either $1,000 in savings or 0 percent APR for up to 60 months for qualified buyers. Qualified lessees can also get a payment as low as $219 a month for 36 months. Although the Ioniq Electric vehicle is currently only available to California buyers, it does deliver an impressive 124-mile range on a single charge. Even more impressive is the $29,500 starting price, which does not include any available federal tax credits. When the plug-in hybrid model comes available in the very near future, you can expect 27 miles of all-electric range and a total range of about 650 miles.

The Google Assistant, a home electronic device that can do everything from turn on the lights to search the Internet for a good paella recipe using voice recognition technology, is now available to control Hyundais that utilize the Blue Link telemetry system. The Blue Link Agent allows you to simply tell your Google Assistant to program navigation, unlock your car or start it up and set the temperature to a specific degree. “We continue to lead the industry with these better customer-focused integrations,” according to Hyundai’s director of digital planning, Manish Mehrotra. “With the advent of Google Assistant’s capabilities, we want to provide Hyundai owners with the comfort of remote starting their car on a hot summer afternoon or the security of remotely locking their Sonata hybrid while it’s parked in the garage at the end of a long day.” This new technology will be available on the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ when it arrives soon at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Real World Examples of How This Works

Imagine you’re sitting at home and want to try out a new restaurant in town. You can simply tell your Google Assistant to “send the address of Bob’s Burger Joint to my Santa Fe.” The Assistant will find the address and confirm you want it sent to your Santa Fe. Upon your confirmation, you’ll find the address locked into your navigation unit. You can also quiz the Google Assistant about the weather, and then have it set the climate control in your new Hyundai accordingly. If you have a plug-in hybrid Hyundai IONIQ, just tell the Google Assistant to start charging your car and you’ll have a fully loaded battery when you’re ready to go out in the morning.

Features Include Honking the Horn

As with any app, there will be more features in the future, but for now the Google Assistant can take your Blue Link-enabled Hyundai and program the navigation system, honk the horn, flash the lights, start and stop charging, start the car, adjust the climate control and lock and unlock your vehicle. This service will be free for three years on all 2018 Hyundais as well as the 2017 IONIQ lineup. The Hyundai IONIQ hybrid is now available for a test drive at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale. An all-electric IONIQ and plug-in hybrid will be available later this year. The IONIQ is the first vehicle in North America to offer three different types of powertrains, emphasizing Hyundai’s commitment to clean fuels and environmental accountability.

Starting Price in the Low 20K Range

With a starting price of just $22,200, the new Hyundai Ioniq hybrid offers consumers with environmental concerns an affordable platform to get great gas mileage while they’re helping save the planet. The “Blue” model gets the base price, while the SEL offers a few more features and begins at $23,950. The top-of-the-line Limited model offers premium luxury at just $27,500. “Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” according to Hyundai VP Mike O’Brien. “With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity and advanced technologies, Ioniq meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, enjoyable to drive and low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles.” Stay in touch with Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale so you’ll be among the first for a test drive when the first Ioniq shows up on the lot.

Ioniq Comes With Three Different Powertrains

Along with the affordable hybrid, the Hyundai Ioniq will be offered in an all-electric version, with a plug-in hybrid coming later this year. The all-electric Ioniq has a starting price of just $29,500, thousands less than other EVs on the market. While the hybrid is rated at 59 mpg on the highway, the EV Ioniq has a range of 124 miles on a single charge. All three versions of the Hyundai Ioniq are loaded with technology, including an energy LCD instrument display that lets you know how much power you’re using at any given time. Driver assistance safety features are also available, including smart cruise control, lane departure warning and blind spot detection.

BlueLink App Makes Charging Your Ioniq Easy

Simply download the MyHyundai with BlueLink app on your smartphone to take control of all your Hyundai Ioniq charging needs. You can monitor your battery power and schedule a time for charging when electric rates are at their lowest. You can also start the car, lock and unlock it, set your temperature to a comfortable level and even find your Ioniq in a crowded parking lot using this simple app. A wireless charging station keeps your electronic devices up to optimal levels while you enjoy the superior handling and smooth acceleration of the new Ioniq. Check in often with Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale to see when the new Ioniq is ready to drive.

Innovative Design Goes Beyond Industry Standards

When the wraps come off the new Hyundai Ioniq electric and hybrid vehicles at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale this winter, consumers will first notice an elegant design that goes far beyond the normal standards of the industry. The sleek, aerodynamic styling with an aggressive front end and sculpted sides was honored by the Good Design program, the oldest design awards program in the world. “The Chicago Antenaeum’s Good Design program forwards the ideals of a design process that embodies product excellenc and endurance and strong public identity,” according to museum president Christian Narkiewicz-Lane. “With wins year after year, Hyundai has shown its firm commitment to innovation and superior design embodiment through its diverse vehicle lineup.”

Plug-in Hybrid Coming Next Summer

The Ioniq is the first vehicle to offer three different energy propulsion sources. The electric only and hybrid versions will be showing up at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale soon, with the plug-in hybrid coming next summer. Hyundai says the Ioniq is “an important milestone in Hyundai’s global sustainability strategy as it meets the needs of a large and growing group of drivers who require a highly efficient, low-emissions vehicle for daily use.” The Ioniq’s design is not only eye-catching, it was created to manipulate airflow utilizing both active and passive elements. The active front grille moves to capture the most air and move the car swiftly through the wind. Wheel air curtains, a smooth cover of the undercarriage and rear spoiler all contribute to the efficiency of the vehicle.

Reusable Materials Abound in Construction

The Hyundai Ioniq liberally utilizes sustainable materials in its construction, including sugar cane and volcanic stone. Sugar cane makes up about a quarter of all the material in the door panels, while the stone combines with recycled plastic and powdered wood to account for about 25 percent of the interior plastic.

Efficiency and Design Important, but Safety First

The Ioniq will have all the driver assistance safety features that Hyundai has to offer available for drivers. Along with emergency braking with pedestrian detection, you can also get lane departure warning, blind spot detection and smart cruise control. Technology not only offers a state-of-the-art infotainment and communication system, but designers have included ample spots to store and charge all your electronic devices. Stay in touch with Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale to get the first look and a test drive of the innovative Hyundai Ioniq.