The Hyundai IONIQ has officially been announced to go on sale in the U.K. from 13 October. The Hyundai IONIQ will be offered in three electrified powertrains. Prices will start from 19,995 pounds for the IONIQ Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi, which includes standard features such as 15-inch wheels, DAB with Bluetooth, Cruise Control and Rear Parking Sensors with Rear View Camera. Standard safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
The IONIQ Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi, from 21,795 pounds, provides additional equipment over the SE, including keyless entry with push button start, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED rear combination lights and a driver’s supervision instrument cluster with 7-inch LCD display. Integrated satellite navigation with Live services, an Infinity audio system with Android Auto/CarPlay and Wireless Phone Charging.
From 23,595 pounds, IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE 1.6 GDi models benefit from enhanced comfort equipment such as leather seats with heated/ventilated front seats and heated outer rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System. Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front Parking Assist and optional 17-inch wheels round off this range topping trim.
The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid is available in 7 different exterior colors; Phantom Black, Polar White, Platinum Silver, Iron Grey, Demitasse Brown, Marina Blue and Phoenix Orange. The lava stone interior trim features blue accents throughout the cabin and control surfaces. The fourth variant IONIQ plug-in hybrid 1.6 GDi’s price and specification will be announced at a later date in 2017.
Moving on to the IONIQ Electric versions, the price starts from 28,995 pounds for the Premium specification with specific equipment including Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor, 16-inch wheels, LED headlights and rear combination lights and Advanced Smart Cruise Control, as well as Integrated satellite navigation (standard across the board).
Next up, the IONIQ Electric Premium SE, available from 30,795 pounds, comes with standard equipment such as 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-inch 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 ICCB Charging Cable will allow charging from a domestic 3 pin supply. IONIQ Electric also features adjustable regenerative braking, via steering column mounted paddles, maximizing driver engagement and enhancing efficiency.
Available color options for the IONIQ Electric line-up are Polar White, Phantom Black, Platinum Silver, Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and exclusively for IONIQ Electric, Blazing Yellow. On the interior, Lava stone trim with copper accents deck the cabin and control surfaces.