** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus 1.6 owner and does
ADAS.In the X70 (Premium and Premium X variants), the ADAS includes: Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Adaptive
Ioniq is now a brand of its own!
The Kona N also adds on adaptive suspension, launch control, and selectable drive modes.
the basis for the next generation Hyundai and Kia BEV models.The 2019 Hyundai Concept 45 previews the Ioniq
Perodua calls it Adaptive Driving Beam and this feature is carried over from its Japanese donor cars,
More interestingly is the mention that H and AV variants of the Perodua D55L will be receiving Adaptive
and Nissan X-Trail.Lane Keep Assit, on the other hand, like in the Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Ioniq
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Pedal Misapplication Mitigation (AT only) Adaptive
drive to the front wheels.It also features a number of segment-first features, such as Intelligent Cruise
The Ioniq 5 has finally made its world debut!
Keeping Assist (LKA), Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Smart Cruise
An all-new touch module is available for the Climatronic® climate control as well.
have finally taken the next step in the partnership and that is the release of an official Hyundai Ioniq
encompassing features like Pre-Collision Braking (PCB), Pre-Collision Warning (PCW), Pedal Misoperation Control
We can overlook the lack of adaptive cruise control and semi-autonomous driving feature but AEB should
Imagine, Pre-Collision Warning & Braking (PCW & PCB), Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC), Front
Hyundai has recently released a videos to communicate why the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the only electric vehicle
not just responsive, its also highly communicative giving you a rewarding cornering experience.Body control
of the Kona EV will allow the factory to focus the new battery supply source on the newly launched Ioniq
First of all, what is traction control?
Control Lane Departure Alert Lane Tracing Assist Automatic High BeamPre-collision System is Toyota&rsquo
featuring a new Plasma Yellow Pearl colour, a new front end, and new feature called e-Active Shift Control
Following the launch of the EV-only Ioniq brand, we now have news on that Hyundai plans to build a plant
impressive suite of ADAS for its segment including AEB with pedestrian detection, BLIS, and intelligent cruise
seconds.The XtraBoost feature can be activated by switching to Sport mode through the Driving Experience Control
For many Malaysians wanting a brand-new pure hybrid car, the Hyundai Ioniq is one of the few choices
Stability Control Auto Brake Hold Hill Hold Assist Hill Descent Control Emergency Stop SignalThe X70
Comfortable third-row seatsCons Not as efficient as expected Dated-looking infotainment system Lacks adaptive
Last week, we shared our insights on traction control and how does the system work, and due to the nature
Summer's here John from the team got 5 miles/kwh from the Hyundai IONIQ yesterday (motorway driving with adaptive cruise control 70mph) amazing what Hyundai have done with a 28kWh battery! #summer #sunshine #IONIQ #EV
Since when were they called Wind Knives?
Yeah since covid I'm only using my car to visit my family 100 miles away along the M6. My 28kWh ioniq is currently averaging 5.2 miles per kWh. Cruise control set to 70 to 75mph and let the adaptive do its thing.
Range frunk Autopilot supercharging weight distribution Etc...
Hyundai Ioniq will soon have 280 miles of range apparently and has adaptive cruise control, a hatchback and also is fun to drive
None of the other electric cars can drive themselves either
Hyundai Ioniq has adaptive cruise control and active lane assist
My car is at the dealer for regular maintainance, I got a Hyundai i10 as a loaner car. It's been a while since I drive a car with manual transmission, and I miss the Adaptive Cruise Control my #Ioniq has
Hyundai IONIQ will do 120 regularly easy. Check with @DriveElectricUK as they seem to be the ones who manage to get stock. Great service too.
When you do these long runs, do you use the adaptive cruise control or drive it yourself? If so, does it affect the efficiency and reduce range? I've seen an advert for an Ioniq that I like and I'm close to taking the plunge.
What Is the Best Car for a Commuter? As a commuter, you know the importance of gas mileage, safety features, and the overall comfort of a vehicle. Your vehicle of choice should be reliable and enjoyable driving to and from work each day. Read on to see the candidates for best car for a commuter. BY ,HEARST AUTOS RESEARCH LUIS ALVAREZGETTY IMAGES As a commuter, you know the importance of gas mileage, safety features, and the overall comfort of a vehicle. Your vehicle of choice should be reliable and enjoyable driving to and from work each day. Read on to see the candidates for best car for a commuter. The Best Commuter Cars and SUVs Every commuter has different wants and needs. For example, if a majority of your commute is on the highway, you want a vehicle that gets good highway mileage. Likewise, if your commute is long, you should pick a vehicle with features that make your ride more comfortable. Here are some of our top commuter picks: 2019 Mazda 3 The 2019 Mazda 3 is a great pick for commuters who are looking for an enjoyable ride packed full of safety features. According to ,TheStreet,, the Mazda 3 has favorable reviews from drivers. They appreciated its high-quality interior, transmission, and engine. Drivers also noted that this vehicle is fun to drive, making for a better commute. The Mazda 3 also has a great gas mileage rating, with 24-27 mpg for city and 32-36 mpg for highway. 2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring The 2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring is great for commuters who are looking for a more eco-friendly ride, says ,Cars.com,. Although it's not an electric car, this sedan's gas mileage is so impressive, you won't need to fill it up often. It gets 32 mpg for city, 42 mpg for highway, and 36 mpg combined. Its optional 1.5-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine helps you get a more fuel-efficient, high-powered ride. 2020 Subaru Outback According to ,Cars.com,, the 2020 Subaru Outback is a top pick for commuters living in regions with cold weather. Although it's not the most luxurious vehicle, it makes up for it with its cold-weather capabilities. The Outback has standard all-wheel drive and about nine inches of ground clearance. Its features also include adaptive cruise control with lane-centering, so your car automatically slows down when it senses other nearby drivers. This is a great vehicle for ,commuters doing carpool duty, since it can comfortably fit adult passengers in its backseats. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid For its 2019 redesign, Toyota gave its RAV4 Hybrid an impressive facelift. ,Cars.com, mentions that this new model has more space, a higher-quality cabin, improved standard safety features, and a brand new multimedia system. Commuters will enjoy this crossover's noteworthy gas mileage of 41/38/40 mpg. Along with its great fuel economy, many drivers find the new RAV4 to be quite comfortable to ride in. 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid U.S. News, ranks the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid as one of its top commuter cars for its impressive gas mileage and comfortable features. Its ,quiet cabin,makes for a more relaxed ride during crazy commuter traffic. You'll also appreciate its superior quality despite its relatively low price tag. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid makes for a great standard commuter car overall. 2020 GMC Terrain According to ,TheStreet,, the 2020 GMC Terrain has a solid safety score and above-average reliability rating. Its beautiful interior provides a comfortable ride for up to five passengers, making it a top pick for carpoolers or commuters who need to drop their children off at school. Although its cargo room is lacking, it still offers more backseat space than similar compact SUVs. The 2020 GMC Terrain also has some noteworthy technical features, including its smartphone app integration, Wi-Fi hot spot, large touchscreen, and keyless entry, ,says U.S. News,. Commuters looking for safety features will appreciate the Terrain's forward automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, and teen driver monitoring system. 2020 Mini Cooper Countryman TheStreet, highly recommends the 2020 Mini Cooper Countryman for commuters in the city. That's because this compact vehicle makes it easy to navigate through busy streets and find parking throughout crowded cities. Parallel parking is much easier with the 2020 Mini Cooper Countryman since it's so small. Its performance and fuel economy are other features you're sure to love as a commuter. The cabin has a sleek style, and any Mini Cooper fan will love its exterior design, as well. 2020 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Of course, if you're a commuter looking to drive in style, look no further than the 2020 Ford Mustang Ecoboost. ,TheStreet,says that drivers who enjoy a little adventure on their morning commute will enjoy this fun ride. Drivers report that it has excellent handling and a sporty interior that they enjoy. Although this car isn't the most typical commuter choice, it does have pretty impressive fuel economy specs. It gets 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. This vehicle also offers all the power Mustangs are known for, with 310 horsepower and a six-speed manual option. 2020 Hyundai Tuscon The 2020 Hyundai Tuscon may not be the most fuel-efficient vehicle on this list, but it does offer a smooth, reliable ride for your commute. ,U.S. News, also notes that it has one of the longest warranties on the market, making it a great pick for those with long commutes. Overall, it's a mid-range option for people looking for a solid commuting vehicle with standard features. 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Although this model is already a few years old, ,instamotor, claims it's a great choice for your commuter vehicle. Its fuel efficiency is one of the most impressive, getting nearly 60 mpg. This makes it one of the best choices for commuters who have especially long drives to and from work. Its 139 horsepower may not seem like much, but Hyundai found a way to make it feel like plenty in this hybrid vehicle. These vehicles should give you a better idea of all the options you have as a commuter. Whether you want something more sporty, roomy, or eco-friendly, one of these options are sure to fit your wants and needs. Start making a list of your top features, and narrow down your options to find the right commuter vehicle for you.
EDITOR'S PICK|,19,634 views| Dec 19, 2017, 8:11 am The Toyota Prius C Has Outlived Its Usefulness Sam Abuelsamid,Senior Contributor Autos A lifetime in the car business, first engineering, now communicating 2018 Toyota Prius C, despite the black plastic wheel arch extensions and faux skid plate front fascia, this is no way a crossover SAM ABUELSAMID Timing, as they say, is everything. If the right product comes to market at the wrong time, no matter how good or appropriate it might be, it’s likely to be doomed to failure. About a decade ago, Toyota was riding high on the popularity of the Prius, gas prices in the U.S. were on the rise and appeared set to stay there, and American car buyers were taking a fresh look at small cars. Toyota decided to leverage the strength of the Prius brand as a symbol of efficiency to build a whole family of related models, including the more affordable and compact Prius C. The addition of a battery and electric propulsion to a conventional internal combustion engine means that hybrids will always cost more upfront than traditional propulsion systems. The Prius C was meant to provide a more affordable entry into the world of efficient hybrid driving. Unfortunately for Toyota, the confluence of several factors severely damaged the demand for this smallest of Priuses. Within a couple of years of its late-2011 launch, the price of oil plummeted to under $50 a barrel, and it is projected to stay relatively low for the foreseeable future. Gallery: 2018 Toyota Prius C 14 images View gallery At the same time, conventional powertrains have gotten more efficient, and consumers have abandoned small cars in favor of crossover utility vehicles. It was a perfect storm of bad introduction timing. In 2015, the Prius C got a mild styling update that added some pseudo-utility elements like black plastic wheel arch extensions and a front fascia with what looks vaguely like a faux skid plate at the bottom. Frankly, despite these features, the Prius C looks even less like a crossover than the Chevrolet Bolt that is actually marketed as one. It’s not that the Prius C looks bad — it’s fine, and in the tangerine paint that covered mine, it even looked kind of fun. 2018 Toyota Prius C SAM ABUELSAMID The problem is that there are so many better options available as we head into 2018. The C is more compact than most of the other smaller cars currently available in the U.S., and the interior is not a great place to spend time. The king of small car packaging, the Honda Fit, offers 96 cubic feet of passenger space, compared with a mere 87 in the Prius. The Fit starts at $4,500 less than the $20,630 starting MSRP of the Prius, and even the top-end Fit EX-L undercuts that by more than $100. The “loaded” Prius C Four that I drove came to more than $26,400 including delivery. At that price point, which by the way is $2,000 more than the nicely equipped Civic that I bought earlier this year, the Toyota doesn’t actually offer much in the way of amenities. There is a single zone automatic climate control, and the front seats feature heaters, but they are strictly on/off, with no adjustability. Driver assist functionality is limited to forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. No radar adaptive cruise control is offered. 2018 Toyota Prius C SAM ABUELSAMID The audio system is pretty basic with Bluetooth streaming support, and Toyota has made it clear it has no plans to support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay even on its newer models with its latest Entune 3 infotainment systems. The Prius is dominated by hard plastic surfaces, and the seats are covered in less-than-top-grade vinyl. I can fit my 5-foot-10-inch frame behind the front seat set for myself, but just barely. At this price point, you can definitely find a lot of much more enticing driving environments. The Prius C is fuel efficient, and even during the cold week I drove it, it averaged 41 mpg. Its overall acceleration performance is decidedly meh. It can more or less get up to speed when merging onto a highway, but it won’t get your blood boiling. Ride quality is fine, but it understeers pretty aggressively and doesn’t really provide any feedback of note through the steering. If you want a Toyota hybrid, the conventional Prius is actually a much better option, with a starting price just $2,800 more than than that of the C. However, if the looks of the current Prius don’t do it for you, there are other more enticing options that offer better fuel economy and more car than this Prius C. 2018 Toyota Prius C SAM ABUELSAMID Hyundai offers the Ioniq Hybrid in a Prius-like form factor but far more conventional styling, and even the mid-grade SEL version offers more amenities at a delivered price about $800 less than the Prius C that I drove. If you want more of a crossover look, Kia offers the mechanically identical Niro at similar pricing, and both offer substantially more interior space and better handling and fuel efficiency. Time has marched on. The Prius C was the right idea for Toyota at the time it was conceived, but it has outlived its usefulness in the lineup and should be retired. Car buyers can get far more value and a better experience elsewhere. The author is a principal analyst on the Transportation team at ,Navigant Research,and co-host of the ,Wheel Bearings, podcast Sam Abuelsamid,Senior Contributor I’ve spent my entire adult life working in and around the automotive industry. After earning a mechanical engineering degree from GMI I spent the next 17 years working on…Read More Loading ... Also on Forbes Autos Mitsubishi Heavy IndustriesBrandVoice: Power Providers Need To Fill The Gaps In Power Generation. Here's How Flexible Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines Can Help. ENERGY,#PowerUp Getting Rid Of This Vehicle Fuel Economy Standard Is Actually A Great Way To Combat Climate Change © 2019 Forbes Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. AdChoices Privacy Statement Terms and Conditions Contact Us Jobs At Forbes Reprints & Permissions Forbes Press Room Advertise
Standard hybrids don’t do much except yield better mileage. They do not allow the driver any control over when to drive in electric and most don’t do it for long or at much of a higher speed. Plug in hybrids however are a totally different breed of cat. A PHEV with an all electric range of 30 miles or more allows most people to drive and commute and run errands for days or weeks without ever starting the ICE. They can be recharged at home with only a standard 120 volt outlet in 3 to 6 hours in the middle of the night. They do everything an all electric does plus allows for going anywhere when travelling without concern for chargers. The better PHEVs have a relatively small Atkinson cycle ICE which is extremely low in emissions when running and extremely fuel efficient. The IONIQ Electric plus will run between 30 and 38 miles in all electric and then switches to parallel hybrid mode and drives at well over 50 mpg at highway speeds. The driver has full choices of what power train to use at any given time. ie all electric in city and hybrid in rural driving. In addition the 3 best PHEVs allow the driver to use a “charge” mode while driving and fully recharge the battery pack while continuing without stopping or ever caring about chargers. The Ioniq fully recharges itself in about 50 minutes so on any cross country trip you are able to drive in charge mode whenever the trip computer tells you that you are 45 or 50 minutes from any area where you want to drive in electric mode for up to 35 miles which of course is enough to pass through most large cities. In Europe there are green zones that must be driven in ZEV and the Hyundai Ioniq has an automatic program that switches to electric when required by law. Hyundai offers virtually every modern driver assist feature to help the job of driving easier and safer but of course as the Tesla people are painfully learning, there is no such thing as “self driving” and trying to do that at this time only gets people killed. The autonomous braking, adaptive cruise, lane keep assist, lane change assist and rear cross traffic alerts are only meant to “help” a driver, not allow him to go to sleep, read a book, have sex or try to prove the car will not run over your wife but will emergency stop. Sadly drivers of the car from California have been filmed doing all of these things and the recent case of the Florida man killed while in autopilot with no hands on the steering wheel for more than 8 seconds before getting himself killed, illustrates the danger of this kind of thinking. Now some will make a foolish attempt to say that PHEVs now stick you with all the maintenance and headaches of both kinds of vehicles but this is of course nonsense. All cars come with warranties from 3 to 5 years and extended warrantees are available. Sure does not matter to me as I have never kept any vehicle 5 years. I get bored with it and want a change so I have not owned a car or truck for 30 years that needed anything major that was not covered under warrantee. The Hyundai Ioniq is 5 years bumper to bumper, 8 years on anything to do with the electric drive and lifetime on the battery to the original owner for anyone who does want to keep it. Yes, you change the oil once or twice a year (if you ever have to run the ice) but that’s about it. There are a couple of things a PHEV won’t do. None will go from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds or go more than 160 mph top speed nor will they cost you more than about about 30 grand US fully loaded, so if needing those three are important to you, then you should consider a Tesla. But if you just want to jump in your car, drive very inexpensively and help the environment without ever thinking about where or when to charge, then buy a good PHEV. They are sure as hell NO SCAM.
Tesla decided to make cars that are clean, fun to drive and safe as good as it gets with today's technology. To leave Autopilot out would actually mean to offer less than the nearest competitors which are Hyundai Ioniq EV and Nissan Leaf 2018. They offer a very similar feature (lane assist + adaptive cruise control), they just don't offer to drive without user input for more than approx. 10 seconds. We all know this is a software setting, possible to be changed anytime. So to go below that would mean to make a very bad decision which would make a dent to the brand, when Tesla should stand for safety too.