Hyundai has announced the prices for its updated IONIQ, which boasts new connectivity and an enhanced range on the all-electric model.
When the IONIQ debuted in October 2016, it was the first car to be offered with three separate electrified powertrains – a standard hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and an all-electric version.
The updated model starts from £22,795 and benefits from revised styling, an upgraded interior with improved cabin materials, and a new widescreen 10.25-inch touchscreen on high spec models. This new touchscreen features ‘Bluelink’ connectivity, which is a smartphone app allowing for features such as pre-heating and remote charging.
The South Korean manufacturer has also increased the battery size in the all-electric version from 28kWh to 38.3kWh, which increases the range from 124 miles to 184 miles. Smart regenerative braking also features on the latest EV.
As for the IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid, these cars continue to use the same powertrain as before, but with the added functionality of regenerative braking to help increase the time the models can run on electric power.
Each IONIQ is offered in Premium and Premium SE trim, with the less expensive IONIQ Hybrid also available with an entry-level SE-Connect grade.
Standard equipment includes automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, cruise control and an eight-inch touchscreen, with Premium versions adding LED headlights, the large 10.25-inch touchscreen and heated seats to name but a few features.
The range-topping Premium SE trim gains leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats and a host of safety functions – including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and a reversing alert, which warns of approaching vehicles.
The IONIQ Hybrid starts from £22,795, with the Premium model costing from £24,695. Opting for the Plug-in Hybrid makes the starting price rise to £29,895, while the all-electric model starts from £29,450 after the government’s £3,500 electric car grant has been taken into account.See Available IONIQ deals
The updated IONIQ range will arrive in showrooms from September 5.