2018 Hyundai Ionic
Canada’s premier award recognizing vehicles with the greatest potential to minimize the overall impact of automobiles on our environment is the Canadian Green Car Award. Vehicles are evaluated for environmental benefits as well as their mass-market potential and this is, in fact, the second time Hyundai’s IONIQ Hybrid has won this award.
The award is the result of judging by a panel of 14 journalists spread across the country. The IONIQ Hybrid rose above the other category finalists, Kia Niro Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid, as judges evaluated entries on a series of objective and subjective factors that included efficiency, emissions performance, consumer appeal, safety, value, comfort, and quality. The Canadian Green Car Award was launched in 2013 and a Hyundai vehicle has been an award recipient for three consecutive years.
The Hyundai IONIQ is an advanced, stylish vehicle packed with innovative technology that makes it equal parts eco-friendly and fun to drive. Unlike other eco vehicles currently on the market, the IONIQ is the first in the world to offer three electrified powertrains in one platform: hybrid, rechargeable plug-in hybrid, and battery electric.
Canada’s most fuel-efficient car:
- Best-in-class fuel efficiency: 4.1 L/100km (hybrid blue model, combined)
- Available 8.0” touch-screen navigation
- Available Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Parking Assist Sensors
When it comes to the IONIQ hybrid, drivers can enjoy the fuel economy they want with a driving experience that’s more engaging than they thought possible. Travel over 1,000 kilometres on a single tank of gas with the fun-to-drive IONIQ hybrid.
The IONIQ philosophy – alternative powertrains should have the dynamic ride and handling characteristics that make driving a pleasure. Choose an environmentally conscious vehicle without compromising on the drive, style or versatility.
By using a full-parallel hybrid drive system, the IONIQ hybrid can run on a gasoline internal combustion engine, an electric motor, or both. This provides you with more optimized power and improved fuel economy by allowing the engine and electric motor to supply power simultaneously or independently.
All three IONIQ models offer a wealth of available advanced safety technologies that help you anticipate and respond to hazards on the road:
- Lane Departure Warning System
- Blind Spot Detection With Lane Change Assist
- Autonomous Emergency Braking With Pedestrian Detection
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
“The IONIQ offers an engaging driving experience, has an incredibly advanced powertrain, and is undoubtedly one of the most attractive vehicles in the Hyundai line-up,” says Lawrence Hamilton, Director of Marketing with Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. “In fact, the IONIQ Hybrid is rated as the most fuel-efficient vehicle in Canada, so it stands to reason the car would perform extremely well in the Canadian Green Car Award competition. On behalf of my colleagues at Hyundai, and especially those in our R&D facilities that worked tirelessly to develop the car, I would like to thank the jury panel for recognizing the IONIQ Hybrid as a stand-out competitor.”