Hyundai has revealed details of its Ioniq range – the first to be offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure-EV specifications. The family hatchback will start at £19,995, and goes on sale later this year.
The Ioniq Hybrid will be the first available in the UK, going on sale on Thursday 13th October. It is the conventional hybrid that starts the range off, with prices starting at just under £20,000 for the Ioniq Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi. This will feature a 1.6 litre petrol engine, CO2 emissions rated at 79 g/km, and comes in one of three trim levels – SE, Premium, and Premium SE. The Hybrid range tops out at £23,595.
Following on closely from the hybrid is the Ioniq Electric, which will be available in selected specialist dealerships to start with, before being rolled out nationwide soon after. Prices for the all-electric vehicle start at £28,995, with just the two trim levels – Premium and Premium SE. The latter costs £30,795 – though neither price includes the £4,500 Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG), which it is expected to be eligible for.
Both models are priced very competitively against predicted competition. The Ioniq Hybrid’s main rival is expected to be Toyota’s best-selling Prius, which starts at £23,295. The Ioniq Electric’s biggest challenger on the other hand is likely to be the Nissan Leaf – also a best seller in its market.
The Leaf starts at £21,530 for a 24kWh model with a quoted range of 124 miles, while the longer-range Leaf 30kWh has an official range of 155 miles and starts at £25,230. The Ioniq Electric – presuming it is eligible for the PiCG – will sit slightly askew of the two models in terms of price at £24,495 and £26,295 for each trim. However, it has a quoted ‘maximum potential driving range’ of 174 miles from its 28kWh battery and 88kW motor.
Equipment levels are good across all trims, and all three Ioniq models will feature Hyundai’s five year, unlimited mileage warranty – the Ioniq Electric’s battery covered for eight years or 125,000 miles.
The final version to come to market – the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will go on sale in the UK early 2017, with prices and specification details to be announced closer to launch.
Source: Next Green Car