Hyundai has confirmed pricing and specification details for the plug-in hybrid version of its Io family car. It will launch in the UK on 13 July and it starts pricing at £24,995 after taking into account the government's plug-in car grant (PICG).
The Hyundai IONIQ is a practical, low-emissions hatchback which is already available with a conventional hybrid powertrain and a fully-electric powertrain too. With the arrival of the plug-in hybrid, the Hyundai IONIQ becomes the first production car to offer three different types of electrified powertrain at the same time.
There are two trim levels available with the IONIQ Plug-In, but whichever you pick the car utilises a 104bhp 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine combined with a 44.5kW electric motor and six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox to deliver 139bhp and CO2 emissions of just 26g/km.
According to official figures, the Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In can travel for up to 39 miles on purely electric power and the total range possible is 680 miles.
The entry-level trim is called Premium and as standard it comes with 16-inch alloy wheels plus an eight-inch infotainment system with sat-nav, Bluetooth and Apple Car Play and Android Auto all supported. Other standard features include wireless phone charging, a rear parking camera, lane keep assist and autonomous emergency braking.
Above Premium is the Premium SE trim, which starts from £26,795 when factoring in the plug-in car grant. This version adds the likes of leather and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, alloy pedals, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot detection and front park assist.
The IONIQ Plug-In has one free exterior paint job - Polar White – while other finishes which include Phantom Black, Platinum Silver, Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and Iron Grey are £565 options.