WHEELS THAT MAKE A BETTER WORLD
QH TOOK A TEST DRIVE WITH HYUNDAI’S LATEST 2018 MODEL. FIND OUT THE SCOOP ON THIS CAR AND WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER SWITCHING, TOO.
If you’ve been living in Doha for a while, you would know traffic is stressful and hectic in the mornings and evenings – that said, QH had the wonderful adventure on test driving Hyundai’s very own Hybrid car: The Ioniq. We decided to give the car a whirl and really test its features and if it truly is worth your buck, or not. If you’re a gal, you might also want to hop on this wagon for more info.
We started our morning cruising in beautiful and sunny Corniche, and the first thing we could notice was its easiness that it comes when driving the car. The steering wheel is smooth and easy to manoeuver. The brake and acceleration pedals are also smooth and both respond very well when hitting each pedal. As a gal, one important thing we look for is safety, and the beautiful thing about this model is how safe we felt at the helm of such car with absolute control of our next move. Also, the seats are comfortable and placed quite low(depending upon your preference), making us feel at ease and stable. The deck is spacious with its controls with easy access and also, the passenger’s seat was spacious for a more comfortable ride. And if that wasn’t enough, being a Hybrid, the car contains two engines: one electric and one petrol – making our world a better and cleaner one. So you must be wondering how does it work? When you come to a complete stop the car automatically switches to electric mode, and when speeding, the car will switch back to its petrol (or use both, depending on the car’s usage). Overall, the switching of vehicle is smooth, seamless and efficient. Also worth noting, when turning the car on, there is no sound whatsoever of its engine – as they said, it truly is a Hybrid car.
As we continued our journey, we felt like testing the car’s speed and force, one we managed safely. The car offers a sport mode that will allow you to have more power when necessary and needed; even as a hybrid car, the Ioniq also offers a great reaction on the road. As for the design of the car, it has a sleek look with a sporty twist to it. But don’t be fooled by looks, the car inside offers great technology (with a rear view camera, easy to use and a cruise control!) perfect for gals who are up and running with every day tasks, and also, mums who are constantly on the road. If you wish to upgrade your car’s feature, the Ioniq model also offers a higher option with a sunroof choice, wireless phone charger and blind spot detection. That said, the Hyundai Ioniq includes three models: Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid and the Ioniq Full Electric. Whatever your option may be, The Ioniq model is one to consider for maximum efficiency on the road always keeping in mind to make electric cars fulltime.