The third member of the successful Hyundai IONIQ family, the new Plug-in Hybrid electric car goes on sale in the UK this month. Priced from £27,495, before the UK Government plug-in car grant chops £2,500 off the price, the plug-in joins the all-electric model and the hybrid to complete the electrifying line-up.
The Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid offers up to 39 miles of pure electric driving with a total range of 680 miles. Powered by a 105 PS 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 61 PS electric motor, driven through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission means the Ultra-low CO2 emissions of just 26g/km. This equates to free road tax for the first year and a low company car tax rate of 9% for 2017/18.
The new model is available in Premium and Premium SE specification. The former offers a high level of standard equipment, including: 16” alloy wheels, Bluetooth, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Smart Cruise Control and an 8-inch integrated satellite navigation unit. Unique to the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid variant, the navigation system features technology to best optimises the battery charge and usage, as well as information to help the driver save fuel by coasting.
Further highlights of Premium specification include: heated front seats and steering wheel, LED head and rear lights, wireless smartphone charging, and a Rear Parking Assist System with Rear View Camera. Safety is well covered with features including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist System and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
Stepping up to the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE trim starts from £29,295, again before the grant. The SE adds further luxuries such as leather ventilated seats, rear seat heating and an electrically-adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, along with rain-sensing wipers, Blind Spot Detection and Front Park Assist.
Both models are is available in Polar White as standard, or with a choice of six metallic colours. Inside you will find the lava stone interior trim features electric blue accents throughout the cabin and control surfaces.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK commented:
“This is an exciting addition to our electrified line-up. with up to 39 miles of electric-only power there is more than sufficient range for zero-emission daily commutes, as well as the reassurance of longer range from the hybrid powertrain when needed. We anticipate keen interest from private buyers and fleet users alike, given the Plug-in Hybrid’s great value pricing and low tax rates.
The IONIQ Plug-in is available from a dedicated Hyundai network of 70 dealers from 13 July.