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Hyundai reveals details of the Ioniq range (gallery)

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Hyundai has revealed the prices and specifications of its forthcoming Ioniq, its new hatchback offering a choice of EV, hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains.

Prices for the environmentally-friendly newcomer will start at £19,995 for the Hybrid SE 1.6, with the Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi from £21,795 and the Electric Premium EV from £28,995.

The Ioniq will be offered for sale from October 13 in Hybrid and EV forms, with sales of the plug-in hybrid due to start next year.

Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric will initially be sold from a network of 27 UK retails, with a full roll-out due to take place next year.

The EV is expected to receive eligibility for the Plug-in Car Grant – potentially benefitting from a £4,500 grant – and claims a 174-mile range for the Ioniq Electric, with an 80% recharge possible in 33 minutes from a 50kW CCS Combo Rapid public charger.

Ioniq Electric initially available from a selected network of 27 dealerships, with full network rollout in 2017.

The Ioniq Hybrid Plug-in claims 83.1mpg fuel economy on the combined cycle and 79g/km CO2 emissions, with the standard Hybrid returning claims of 70.6mpg and 92g/km CO2.

The former claims a 10.8 second dash to 62mph, with the latter claiming 11.1 seconds and both delivering a 115mph top speed, according to Hyundai.

Delivering the fastest acceration to 62mph is the Electric, with a time of 9.9 seconds.

Tony Whitehorn, President and chief executive at 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.

Whitehorn said described the Ioniq as “an important milestone” in Hyundai’s sustainability strategy, adding that it brings “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.”

The entry-level Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi will see a specification which benefits from 15-inch alloy wheels, a DAB radio with Bluetooth, cruise control and rear parking sensors with a rear view camera.

The Ioniq’s standard safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Premium specifications adds £1,800 to the asking price but adds keyless entry with push button start, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED rear combination lamps and a driver’s supervision instrument cluster with seven-inch LCD display.

Integrated satnav with TomTom Live services, an Infinity audio system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and wireless phone charging also feature as standard.

Leather seats which offer both heating and ventilation in the front and heated outer seats in the rear, a heated leather steering wheel, 17-inch alloys, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, front parking sensors and optional 17” alloy wheels all feature on the range-topping Premium SE trim, which is priced from £23,595.

Hyundai has appointed POD Point as its preferred charging partner for customer domestic charge point installations, as well as points across the Hyundai UK dealer network and Hyundai Motor UK facilities.

All Ioniq models come with Hyundai’s industry-leading five-year unlimited mileage warranty, with high voltage battery cover of eight years/125,000 miles.

 

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