In a trailblazing first, Hyundai introduces the IONIQ, the first car to be offered anywhere in the world with three electric options: the IONIQ Hybrid, the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid and the IONIQ Electric. Dedicated to moving forward automotive technology to replace reliance on fossil fuels, Hyundai has not only produced three superb models, all offering exceptional efficiency, low emissions and superb performance, but the IONIQ also looks fantastic, being the winner of a Red Dot Award for Outstanding Design. To discover all the possibilities of the Hyundai IONIQ range for yourself, please send us an enquiry with any questions you may have, or book a test drive to try the IONIQ out where it belongs – on the road.
The Hyundai IONIQ may be all about air flow and aerodynamic design, but the result is beautifully sleek and highly desirable. Starting at the front, the elegant, ultra-modern lights fit perfectly into the IONIQ’s coupé-style silhouette, while the daytime running lights and front air vents emphasise the roundness of the front corners. Helping air flow efficiently around the car are the side sill mouldings and front wheel air curtains, whilst the sloping roofline guides air over the car as it flows along the road.
Hyundai has kept the inside of the IONIQ clean and simple, bringing inside the same sense of aerodynamic flow as is so evident in the exterior design. There’s a hint of sportiness in the D-cut steering wheel, enhanced by chrome spokes, an element which continues with the chrome-accented gear knob and footrests. Soft-touch materials bring in a feel of luxury, whilst the groundbreaking approach to powering the IONIQ is reflected in the blue lines on the dashboard and instrument cluster of the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. The cutting-edge technology of the IONIQ Electric is similarly recognised by the inclusion of copper-coloured accents in the interior.
Utilising a seamless blend of electric motor and petrol engine, the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid features a 1.6 GDi direct-injection petrol engine and a lithium-ion polymer battery powered electric motor, producing a combined power output of 141PS and a 0-62mph time of 10.8 seconds, with a top speed of 115mph. The IONIQ Hybrid boasts instantly available torque and an extra power boost when required, thanks to its electric motor and high levels of efficiency. Whilst constantly starting and stopping in town traffic, the Hybrid version comes into its own by improving fuel consumption and reducing emissions, leading to an impressive combined 83.1mpg and an emissions figure of only 79g/km. With its in-built technology, the IONIQ Hybrid’s battery is recharged during periods of deceleration by capturing energy from the brakes and also when running down hill as the engine automatically turns itself off. With a dual clutch transmission and two driving modes to choose from, Sport Mode and Eco Mode, the Hybrid will bring you a smooth and highly enjoyable driving experience.
With the same petrol engine and electric motor as the Hybrid version, the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid operates in the same way as the Hybrid. However, it has the additional capacity to go up to 39 miles on electric power alone, usually enough for most daily journeys around town, and also to be externally charged. The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid offers 141PS, CO2 emissions as low as 26g/km and a total range of 680 miles. There are now more and more charging points available around the country, everywhere from small business car parks to motorway service areas. You can find your nearest available charging site with the easy-to-use zap-map website. Using rapid CCS Combo charging, you can charge your IONIQ to 80% of its capacity in only 30 minutes. Alternatively, for when you have more time, you can use 7-Pin Type 2 charging and get a 100% charge in just four hours 25 minutes. For charging at home, Hyundai has teamed up with POD Point. Using the 7-Pin Type 2 charge at home, a full charge will again take just under four and a half hours or you can use the ICCB (In-Car Control Box) with a standard domestic socket and trickle charge to 100% in 12 hours. Specific to the Plug-in Hybrid is the ECO-DAS predictive energy management technology in its navigation system, which guides the driver on fuel economy and optimises battery usage.
Benefiting from all the same charging options as the Plug-in Hybrid, the IONIQ Electric is a true, all-electric car, with a range of up to 130 miles and no tailpipe emissions. Clever use of technology puts you in control. You can adjust how much power the IONIQ takes up from its regenerative braking and how much is used to make your driving an even more refined experience, simply by clicking on the left and right paddles mounted on the steering wheel. The 8” touch screen gives you full control over your maximum speed, your regenerative braking and your climate control, so you decide just how efficient you want your IONIQ to be on every journey. What’s more, just flip to Sport Mode and you’ll get an extra torque boost from 265Nm to 295Nm.
As if Hyundai’s advanced powertrain technologies weren’t enough, the IONIQ also comes packed with connectivity and safety advancements too. Just check out the trim levels below to see what is standard on each model.
Wherever you go today, you’ll want to stay in touch and the IONIQ makes it all possible with Bluetooth, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, bringing you a host of apps on compatible smartphones. And you can be sure your phone is always ready for action, thanks to the wireless charging function. Whether your thing is voice or music, it’ll sound better through the Infinity premium surround–sound system, its eight speakers, subwoofer and external amplifier on the Premium SE, whilst Clari-Fi technology can restore digitally repressed sound. There’s also an excellent satellite navigation system with a free seven-year subscription to LIVE Services to make sure you’ll not only know where you’re going, but you’ll have the most up-to-date info on traffic issues, weather and speed cameras.
Staying safe is never a compromise with the IONIQ. With a Euro NCAP five star rating, of course, the IONIQ also comes with an array of active safety and driver assistance systems to make every journey easier and safer. Autonomous emergency braking is a significant breakthrough that helps save lives and prevent injuries. AEB, as it is usually abbreviated, senses the risk of an impending collision with a pedestrian or another vehicle and gives the driver both a visual and an audible warning. If no action is taken, then your IONIQ will brake to reduce its own speed or stop itself altogether. Smart adaptive cruise control will not only make those long motorway drives easier, but it will keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front too.
Other safety technologies available on the Hyundai IONIQ range include:
For the IONIQ Hybrid and the IONIQ Hybrid, there are three trim levels to choose from: the SE, the Premium and the Premium SE. For the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid and the IONIQ Electric, there are two trim levels available: the Premium and the Premium SE.
IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Trim Levels
IONIQ Hybrid SE Available from £20,585
IONIQ Hybrid Premium Available from £22,385
IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE Available from £24,185
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Premium Available from £24,995 (includes £2,500 Plug In Car Grant – PICG)
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE Available from £26,795 (includes £2500 Plug In Car Grant – PICG)
IONIQ Electric Premium from £24,995 (includes £4,500 government incentive)
IONIQ Electric Premium SE from £26,795 (includes £4,500 government incentive)
Your new Hyundai IONIQ comes with a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty, which is also transferable to a new owner, should you decide to sell your IONIQ. In addition, you’ll receive five years of free roadside assistance and five years of free annual vehicle health checks. Your IONIQ battery is covered by an eight-year, 125,000-mile warranty, and there’s also a 12-year, anti-perforation warranty. That’s a lot of peace of mind you get, when you drive away your new IONIQ.
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