Hyundai has released the full specifications and pricing structure of its new economy model, the Ioniq.
The car comes in three eco-friendly forms, called Hybrid, Electric, and Plug-In Hybrid. The names are fairly self-explanatory, with the Electric model powered purely by an electric motor and the two Hybrid models adding a 1.6-litre petrol engine.
The base model comes in the form of the Hybrid SE model, which starts at £19,995. In this specification, standard features include 15-inch alloy wheels, DAB radio and cruise control. Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist safety systems are also included.
In top-of-the-range Premium SE specification, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated leather seats and steering wheel, and blind spot detection are among the upgrades.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric models are more expensive, starting at £28,995, as they come without a budget variant. The entry-level electric model is Premium, which mostly mirrors the Hybrid Premium specification.
Unique options include automatic windscreen wipers, 16-inch alloy wheels and smart cruise control. Integrated satellite navigation is standard on all Electric models, whereas it is an option on Hybrids.
In Premium SE trim, the Electric costs £30,795. Equipment levels again echo that of the Hybrid Premium SE. However, it does come with EV-specific 16-inch alloy wheels.
Despite the premium over Hybrid models, Hyundai is confident that the Ioniq will be eligible for the government’s Plug-In Car Grant, which could lower the cost by as much as £4,500.
Plug-In Hybrid prices and specifications have not yet been announced, with the South Korean manufacturer expecting to reveal them next year.
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will be available from all dealers from October 13, with Electric models available at a selected network of 27 dealers. Full electric rollout will begin in 2017.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
July 7, 2016