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The Hyundai Ioniq is a passenger car (C-segment in Europe) manufactured by the South Korean marque Hyundai. Its name comes from the combination of the words “ion” and “unique“. It is sold in both hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric versions, something that has only happened previously with the Volkswagen Golf. The Hybrid version debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, while the Plug-in Hybrid version was born in early 2017. The variant launched in 2019, Hyundai Inoniq Blue Hybrid, became the most efficient mass-produced car in history, a title given to it by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America).

All versions of the Hyundai Ioniq are sold in five-door liftback bodywork. The secret of its efficiency lies in the use of Atkinson cycle gasoline engines with direct injection and CVT gearboxes, which, although they have many detractors, work very well in reducing fuel consumption.

Unlike other cars, the Ioniq does not have many competitors, as it is a rather paradigmatic vehicle that has set the standard for the way forward for the automotive industry. The Honda Insight and Toyota Prius do come close. There is only one generation of this car to date.

Hyundai Ioniq. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Hyundai Ioniq models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Hyundai Ioniq.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Hyundai Ioniq I – First Generation (AE) (2016)


Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the Hyundai Ioniq Gen 1.

Petrol Engines

  • G4LE 1.6 GDI Hybrid 141 CV (2016)
  • G4LE 1.6 GDI Hybrid 105 CV (2016)

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