Introducing the Hyundai IONIQ
The Hyundai IONIQ is available in three forms; hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all electric. It's a sleek and stylish hatchback that's designed with pure efficiency as its number one goal, aiming to combine the needs of today's motorists with tomorrow's environmental goals.
It may look like a saloon, but the IONIQ is actually a hatchback with an extremely large boot and a tremendously aerodynamic profile that enables to use as little petrol - or electricity - as possible when out on the road.
The IONIQ makes sense for many different buyers. Because of its quiet and comfortable ride, as well as its efficiency, it makes for an excellent motorway cruiser. But with five doors and a big boot, it can also be considered as a great family car, too.
Design and Practicality
From a design perspective, Hyundai placed a great deal of emphasis on aerodynamics when drawing up plans for the IONIQ. The drag coefficient (which measures how well it slips through the air) of its coupé-style shape is just 0.24, and that's class-leading.
From a practicality perspective, the IONIQ seats five people, and the boot is an impressive 443-litres - more than a typical family hatch and slightly less than you might find on a mid-size SUV. The rear seats fold down flat, too.
The hybrid batteries are fitted underneath the rear seats, and so there's no real impact on interior roominess.
Technology and Safety
The IONIQ is pretty well kitted out as standard, featuring alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, cruise control, and touchscreen multimedia as standard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is included too, as is a rear-view parking camera. Standard safety equipment includes autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane keep assist.
Other advanced technology includes the sat nav on the electric model that gives you a clear radius around your current location as to how far you can travel on the current charge. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid models get active air flaps to assist powertrain cooling, too.
From a safety standpoint, the IONIQ exceeds in this area. It achieved a maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP, thanks to a full suite of airbags and lots of standard safety tech.
Economy and Performance
Hybrid models are fitted with a 1.6-litre petrol engine that combines with an electric motor to use fuel in the most efficient way - meaning there's no plugging in.
Plug-in hybrid models can be plugged in and charged up, giving them an electric range of up to 39 miles, and when the juice runs out it automatically switches into being a hybrid again, giving you a further 600+ petrol-powered miles.
The all electric variant has a range of up to 194 miles, and can be charged up to 80% capacity in just 57 minutes - faster than many smartphones!
- 15" Alloy Wheels
- Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror
- Bluelink Telematics
- Front Seats - Heated
- Headlights - LED
- Interior Door Handles - Chrome Effect
- Smart Key – Keyless Entry with Engine Start/Stop Button
- Steering Wheel - Heated
- Wide Touchscreen Satellite Navigation (10.25") with MapCare
- Window Surround - Chrome Finish
Key features (in addition to Premium):
- 17" Alloy Wheels
- Automatic De-fog System
- Automatic Wipers with Rain Sensor
- Blind Spot Detection System (BSD)
- Cruise Control – Adaptive Speed Control with Stop & Go
- Driver's Seat Electric Adjustments & Memory
- Electric Parking Brake
- Front Seats - Heated and Ventilated
- Lane Follow Assist
- Privacy Glass
- Rear Seats (Outer) - Heated
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Seat Trim - Leather (Seat Facings Only)
Test Drive the Hyundai IONIQ
With so much going for it, the IONIQ is ready to be your perfect everyday transport, no matter which drivetrain works best for your lifestyle.
Discover more about the Hyundai IONIQ hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all electric models at your nearest Evans Halshaw Hyundai retailer.