The new loniq will be sold as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and then a full-electric version. Unlike the Prius with its continuously variable, power-split transmission, the loniq is a parallel hybrid.
The engine, the motor, or both, can drive the wheels, and both of them do so through the six-speed double-clutch transmission. The electric motor is sandwiched between the engine and transmission.
A clutch separates the combustion engine and allows it to be switched off when the electric motor can do the job. CO2 emissions on the official EU cycle are 79g/km. The plug-in version gets a more powerful motor and bigger battery.