Featured Hyundai IONIQ - Prius competitor?

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by GasperG, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Bluecar1

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    one in my inbox today 2017 Toyota Prius Keeping Ioniq At Bay With Extra Goodies – Autoomobile

    this can only be good news for you guys, better spec at no cost according to the above

    will be interesting to see if Hyundai up the spec of the Ioniq to counter this?

    this is what we need, competition between manufacturers where spec etc gets improved at little or no cost to the customer :)
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Yes each family's needs with respect to rear seat headroom would be different. My kids are 6'5" and 6'6" and they fit in a Prius as driver and a v in the rear. My needs aren't typical.

    Sample quantity one MPG results don't tell me as much as hundreds of fill-ups over on fuelly. I find my real world results match the results that most drivers get and I use my cars in widely varying trips, terrain and conditions.
     
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    bwilson4web 03 and 10 Prius

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    This is an addendum to my Ioniq Blue test drive.

    The Ioniq often drives on just engine power directly coupled through the transmission to the wheels. In these cases, every power pulse is felt from the crankshaft all the way through the clutched transmission to the wheels.

    In contrast, the Prius has a split mechanical and electrical path which means power pulses are dampened by the electrical path. This means the Prius is almost free of the engine induced, power-pulse, mechanical vibrations.

    I should not be the only Prius owner who takes an Ioniq out for a test drive. Empirical science is built upon 'looking through the telescope.' Arrange a test drive and share your experience. Prius owners bring a background and experience that is foreign to most professional auto reviewers.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    The diesels in GM cars of that era where converted gasoline engine block crap. The diesels they put into their trucks were some of the best on the road for the time.
     
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    They did improve the 1982 (XD block) Oldsmobile diesel greatly, though. But, 1982 is when the trucks got the 6.2 Detroit Diesel, replacing the Oldsmobile engine.
     
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    Neither the D nor the DX blocks were converted gas engines, they were designed for diesel from the beginning. The dimensions of the gas engine were used as a starting point and that was it.
     
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    Wow, I bow to the superior knowledge of all you engine history nerds!

    SM-T530NU ?
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Yes the Ioniq now even includes 3 years of free map data updates. Darn impressive and Toyota would costs on my car over $700 for the 3 equivalent map updates. Something my salesman promised me would be free downloads.
     
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    makes one wonder why manufacturers don't all just run google maps, which include live traffic & auto reroute antway. Put these garmun & navtec types right our of business for their obscene pricing - as they should have been a decade ago.
    3yrs if maps only? Whoo-whee! so generous .... As though it's not a simple app on most everyone's phone anyway.

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    That would cover the top of the line Garmin with dash cam.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    The Euro 2017 includes 3 years of free map updates too.

    As the Free smartphone version of the software by the same Here Maps outfit also currently includes free maps, I am hoping that Toyota will extend this beyond 3 years.

    Heading said that, when the company was last sold, they said that they reserve the right to start charging smartphone users in some way.

    I am assuming that the car will not accept the free map data for smartphones.

    Of course, as I and others have said, the preferred solution is to have access to Google maps via the car interface.

    Note that there is also Mirrorlink, which the car supports. As well as petitioning Toyota to support Android Auto, (a very poor and immature product in my experience so far but one which no doubt Google will improve over time), those who care could join in encouraging Google to support Mirrorlink with Android Auto, which they could do irrespective of what Toyota do.

    Android auto app Mirrorlink certification - Android Auto Help

    Apparently Sygic Smartphone Nav app supports Mirrorlink, but I haven't tried it.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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