Spied in the Wild: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, Plug-in, Hybrid or EV?

The new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is coming to a Hyundai dealership near you very soon. This new fuel sipper will directly compete with the Toyota Prius and even the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3.

Today, thanks to a tip, Roman Mica and Andre Smirnov spied the Hyundai Ioniq high altitude testing in the wild. Please check out the video above.

Here’s what we know so far. Hyundai plans to roll out three versions of the Hyundai Ioniq.

First, the Hybrid and EV models will go on sale coming at the end of this year, followed by the plug-in hybrid in the Spring of 2017.

In the video below you’ll noticed that some of the prototype cars have an EV plug-in port. Does this mean these are the plugin hybrid or EV models? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.

We can report that the EV model will come equiped with a 118-hp electric motor and have a range of about 155 miles. That makes it a potential competitor to not only the new Prius Prime but also the Tesla Model 3.

Hyundai has announced that the Hyundai Ioniq EV will be able to recharge 80 percent of its battery using a fast charger in just under a half an hour. We can also report that the plug-in Hyundai Ioniq will get a 60 HP electric engine.

Do you like the Prius like design of the Hyundai Ioniq? Please let us know in the comments below.