Hyundai IONIQ Electric pricing and specifications announced

Hyundai UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of IONIQ, the world’s first car to offer three electrified powertrains.  The range is set to go on sale in the UK on 13 October from a selected network of 27 dealerships, with the remaining sites added next year.

Prices will start from £19,995 for the 1.6 petrol hybrid variant and IONIQ Electric starting from £28,995 with the EV expected to receive eligibility for the Plug-in Car Grant, enabling customers to potentially receive a £4,500 grant towards the purchase of the vehicle.


The IONIQ Electric utilises a 119bhp electric motor with a 28kwh battery pack offering a claimed maximum range of 174 miles.  This range is likely to be determined using the NEDC calculations. A real world range of 130miles can be expected.

The EV model is only available with the higher trim levels, with the Premium specification including Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor, 16” alloy wheels, LED headlamps and rear combination lamps and Advanced Smart Cruise Control. Integrated satellite navigation is standard across the IONIQ Electric range.

Step up to IONIQ Electric Premium SE, available from £30,795 and gain leather seats with heated/ventilated front and heated rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System, Blind Spot Detection, front Parking Sensors and EV specific 16” alloy wheels.

All IONIQ Electric feature standard rapid charge compatibility, ensuring an 80% charge capability in just 33 minutes from a 50kW CCS Combo Rapid public charger, whilst a standard donestic 3 pin plug is supplied with car for slower home charging. IONIQ Electric also features adjustable regenerative braking, via steering column mounted paddles, maximising driver engagement and enhancing efficiency.

It is available in 6 different exterior colours; Polar White, Phantom Black, Platinum Silver, Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and exclusively for IONIQ Electric, Blazing Yellow. The lava stone interior trim features copper accents throughout the cabin and control surfaces.

All IONIQ models come with 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, with the high voltage battery covered for 8 years / 125,000 miles.  The range will be joined by a Plug-in Hybrid in 2017

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said:

“The All-New Hyundai IONIQ is the world’s first car offering three electrified powertrains and it will make low- to zero-emission mobility more accessible to more people. Hyundai’s innovative approach delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience, the latest connectivity and safety features with an enhanced industry-leading warranty-package.  It is also an important milestone in our sustainability strategy, bringing innovative technologies to the market and extending the company’s product range of low-to-zero emission vehicles, which already includes the world’s first mass-produced fuel-cell electric vehicle, the ix35 Fuel Cell.”

Hyundai Motor UK has partnered with POD Point to provide customer charge point installations, as well as points across the Hyundai UK dealer network and Hyundai Motor UK facilities.

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said “POD Point’s technical experience, with over 22,000 installations so far, alongside their consistently high customer satisfaction scores, made POD Point the automatic choice for us when considering our charging partner for IONIQ”.

Erik Fairbairn, POD Point Founder and CEO said;

“The UK launch of Hyundai’s IONIQ is another clear indication that plug-in vehicles are the future of the automotive industry. We’re excited to help welcome Hyundai drivers to the world of EV with our high standard of customer service and first class installation experience.”

Key highlights

IONIQ Electric Premium – £28,995.00
IONIQ Electric Premium SE – £30,795.00

Electric Motor Max power (kW/PS)

88 / 119.7

Electric Motor Torque (Nm/lbs ft)

295 / 218

0-62mph (seconds)

9.9 (Sport) / 10.2 (Std

Top speed (mph)


Battery Type

Lithium-ion Polymer

Battery Capacity (kWh)




Maximum Potential EV Driving Range (Miles/km)

174 / 280

Electric Driving Effeciency (kWh per 100km)


On Board Charger

6.6 kW


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