Hyundai Ioniq to cost from under £20,000
05 July 2016
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Hyundai has announced that its Toyota Prius-rivaling Ioniq model will cost from £19,995 when it goes on sale in October, undercutting its main rival by £3000.
The Ioniq is available with three powertrains - a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a fully electric model.
The entry-level SE hybrid model is fitted with DAB, Bluetooth, cruise control and rear parking sensors, while the plusher Premium version - costing from £21,795 - includes LED headlamps, a seven-inch touchscreen, sat-nav and Apple CarPlay and wireless phone charging capabilities.
The top-spec Premium SE hybrid model, meanwhile - priced from £23,595 - features leather seats, a blind spot detection system, front parking cameras and 17" alloy wheels.
The 1.6-litre petrol/electric hybrid emits 79g/km of CO2 and returns 83.1mpg on the official test cycle.
The electric version of the Ioniq, meanwhile, starts from £28,995, excluding the Government's £4500 plug-in car grant, and is due to arrive in the UK next year. The electric model is capable of travelling for up to 174 miles before needing to be recharged.
A plug-in hybrid version of the model is also due to arrive in the UK next year, with prices and specifications set to be announced closer to its on-sale date.
"The Hyundai Inoniq is the world's first car offering three electrified powertrains and it will make low- to zero-emission mobility more accessible to more people," said Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai UK.
Hyundai also announced that Pod Point is the preferred charging partner for customer charge point installations, as well as points across the Hyundai UK dealer network.
"The UK launch of Hyundai's Ioniq is another clear indication that plug-in vehicles are the future of the automotive industry. We're excited to help welcome Hyundai drivers to the world of EV with our high standard of customer service and first class installation experience," said Erik Fairbairn, CEO of Pod Point.