TOKYO -- Hyundai's Ioniq compact car, a Toyota Prius-fighter scheduled to debut next month, will feature three electrified drivetrain options in one body type.
Hyundai says the Ioniq is the first nameplate from any manufacturer to offer either an all-electric, traditional gasoline-electric hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain. A teaser photo depicts a black compact vehicle with a triangular silhouette, lowered front hood and raised rear deck.
The Ioniq will debut in South Korea in January, and then be shown at the Geneva and New York auto shows in March, Hyundai said in a statement.
"Our vision for future mobility focuses on choice, with a variety of powertrain options to suit customers' varied lifestyles, without compromising on design or driving enjoyment," Hyundai global r&d chief Yang Woong-Chul said in the statement.