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The new Hyundai IONIQ - available as Hybrid and Electric

The new Hyundai IONIQ - available as Hybrid and Electric

We first told you about Hyundai’s ground breaking IONIQ back in January (you can read it here) and now the world’s first car to offer three electrified powertrains on one platform is now officially available here in the UK. And available to lease from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

Available for now in both Hybrid and Electric variants, a Plug-In Hybrid version will become available later in 2017 to complete the range.

The Hyundai IONIQ

The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid frontThe Hyundai IONIQ is highly aerodynamic, thanks to airflow-optimised fastback body with a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.24, helping to back up the boast of an official combined fuel consumption of 83.1mpg, a range of 846 mile, and CO2 emissions of 79g/km. 

Speed and aerodynamics are also helped by the work done by the aluminium bonnet and tailgate which help reduce the overall car weight to 60kg lighter than your average i30 hatchback.

The car's batteries are stored under rear seats, allowing the IONIQ to have a 443 litre boot; there's the latest connectivity systems available, including Apple CarPlay and wireless phone charging; and safety isn't compromised either, as you can see below with some of the model specifications.

The Hybrid IONIQ

Entry level model, the SE 1.6 GDi, has, as standard, such features as:

  • 15” alloy wheels
  • DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
  • Individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid rearThe IONIQ Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi adds in additional equipment such as:

  • Keyless entry with push button start
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED rear combination lamps 
  • A driver’s supervision instrument cluster with 7” LCD display
  • Integrated satellite navigation with TomTom Live services
  • Infinity audio system with Android Auto / Apple CarPlay and Wireless Phone Charging (where supported) 

IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE 1.6 GDi models benefit from:

  • Leather seats with heated/ventilated front seats 
  • Heated outer rear seats 
  • Heated leather steering wheel 
  • Driver power seat with Integrated Memory System
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Front Parking Assist
  • Optional 17” alloy wheels 

The IONIQ Hybrid is available in 7 different exterior colours; Phantom Black, Polar White, Platinum Silver, Iron Grey, Demitasse Brown, Marina Blue and Phoenix Orange. 

The Electric IONIQ

The Hyundai IONIQ Electric frontAlongside the IONIQ Hybrid, an all-electric model, the IONIQ Electric, which boasts a remarkable 174-mile range, is also available to lease.

The entry level IONIQ Electric Premium mirrors the Hybrid Premium for specification, and includes:

  • Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor
  • 16” alloy wheels
  • LED headlamps and rear combination lamps 
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Integrated satellite navigation 

The IONIQ Electric Premium SE is a step up, and adds in (as standard):

  • Leather seats with heated/ventilated front and heated rear seats
  • Heated leather steering wheel 
  • Driver power seat with Integrated Memory System
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • EV-specific 16" alloy wheels.

The Hyundai IONIQ Electric rearBeing an electric vehicle, the IONIQ Electric is exempt from the London Congestion Charge, and all models feature a standard rapid charge compatibility, allowing 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 three-pin supply. IONIQ Electric also boasts adjustable regenerative braking, via steering column-mounted paddles.

The IONIQ Electric is available in 6 different exterior colours; Polar White, Phantom Black, Platinum Silver, Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and exclusively for IONIQ Electric, Blazing Yellow. 

The forthcoming Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in

The forthcoming Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said: "This is a landmark launch for Hyundai. Not only is the all-new IONIQ the world’s first car to offer three electrified powertrains, but it’s also our first move into the electrified sector in Europe. We have listened to our customers and we have responded with a full portfolio of electrified models, making low- to zero-emission mobility more accessible to more people.

"Hyundai’s innovative approach delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience, the latest connectivity and safety features with an enhanced industry-leading warranty-package. It is also an important milestone in our sustainability strategy, bringing innovative technologies to the market and extending the company’s product range of low-to-zero emission vehicles, which already includes the world’s first mass-produced fuel-cell electric vehicle, the ix35 Fuel Cell. What is more, this is just the start too – between now and 2020 we will launch 28 alternative fuel models."