The Hyundai Ioniq and the Kia Niro have received mixed reviews, but there’s ...
The Hyundai Ioniq and the Kia Niro have received mixed reviews, but there’s always the disconnect between journalists’ opinions and what people buy. This acceleration test with Ioniq Electric proves the Korean automaker wants to surprise us.
If this were the review of the regular Ioniq, I could tell you how the DCT gearbox they used gives you a sensation of acceleration by dropping gears instead of whining like the CVT. But the Electric has the direct drive.
We are kind of sure that such the car could have made do with around 80 hp, but Hyundai chose to give it 120 horsepower instead. When you put your foot down hard, the wheels totally lose traction, and you’ll be pushed back into your seat slightly.
The Polish YouTube channel that filmed this used the V-box, so the numbers are as accurate as they come. The EV takes just 3.3 seconds from 0 to 50 km/h, which is usually the speed limit around town. That means you will leave most other cars behind at the lights.
Only by 100 km/h does the lack of power and gears start to take effect, as the Hyundai Ioniq requires 9.7 seconds to get there. For this record, the official number is 9.9 seconds.
Of course, you don’t buy the car for the performance, but it is nice to have it there for when you start to have those suicidal thoughts and doubt all your life choices.
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