Hyundai’s updated Ioniq – in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EV guises – costs from £22,795, rising to £31,450 for the Ioniq Electric Premium SE.
When the Hyundai Ioniq arrived, it was the first car to deliver a choice of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric options in one model. And it’s a decent car.
It’s not trendy and on the Zeitgeist like the Hyundai Kona, but it’s an able and appealing car for the more conservative, allowing such buyers to go ‘green’ without making a big statement in the process.
Now the Hyundai Ioniq has been updated for 2019, with improvements making it more competitive with more recent cars (including Hyundai’s own Kona), including and bigger battery for the Ioniq Electric (now 38.3kWh), new 10.25″ touchscreen, SmartSense, ‘Green Zone’ Mode and cosmetic tweaks.
Starting point for the new Ioniq range is the £22,795 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid SE Connect, with the Hybrid Premium coming in at £24,695 and the Hybrid Premium SE at £26,995 with improving specs as you move up the range. There’s also the ubiquitous ‘First Edition’ model at £24,995.
Opt for the plug-in Ioniq and it’ll cost you £29,950 for the Premium model and £31,950 for the Premium SE. But, thanks to the plug-in grant for the Ioniq Electric, that’s more than the EV.
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric Premium costs from £29,450 (after grant) and the Premium SE model from £31,450. Which makes the electric Ioniq £500 cheaper than the plug-in hybrid Ioniq.
We wonder if Hyundai expects to sell many plug-in Ioniqs? Whether they do or not, the full 2019 Ioniq range is now on sale at Hyundai’s UK dealers.