Hyundai IONIQ: Hybrid, Electric & Plug-In Car
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WHATCAR? Best Hybrid of The Year 2019

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Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai IONIQ is the first car in the world to offer 3 different power outputs within one body type. A beautifully dynamic and innovative design packed with all the latest technologies to give you a responsive, smooth and modern driving experience. This efficient 5 door family car is truly one of a kind and the first of its kind and is leading the way for the eco-generation. Hyundai believes that electric cars should offer you all the driving dynamics and handling characteristics that make driving a real pleasure, all this alongside the economic and environmental benefits. Hyundai have committed to finding sustainable solutions so much so, that they have been named the Greenest Manufacturer 2017 by News Fleet. This IONIQ series is no exception to this, and are definitely forerunners on the electric generation.

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Hybrid Car of the Year 2019

Winner of the WHATCAR? best hybrid award in 2019, voted by you the public.

0-62MPH - 10.8secs | Top Speed - 115mph | Economy - 62.8mpg | CO2 - 84g/km | Insurance Group 10 | NCAP Rating 5/5

Exterior Design

The IONIQ is designed with efficiency in mind, this and the aim of being eye-catching and attractive too. The sleek and fluid design has combined all the best parts of traditional car design. Concentrating very much on an aerodynamic design, with a smooth sloping roof and fluid body creases, Hyundai has achieved a class-leading 0.24 coefficient drag. The sleek contours, as well as being aerodynamic, also work to minimise air resistance and emissions.

Starting at the nose of the car you’ll find the smooth and dynamic front grille with the smart and modern addition of LED headlights and daytime running lights. A squat and purposeful stance highlights the low centre of gravity, and the rigid steel frame made of high strength steel and aluminium is indicative of its high performance and agile handling.

Due to some clever weight saving techniques, the IONIQ weighs in at only 1,370kg, making it all the more efficient. It is one of the most aerodynamic vehicles on the market incorporating very smart features to achieve this, such as the active air flaps in the grille which open and close automatically in stages to enhance performance and also air intakes that channel it over the front wheels to minimise drag.

Ioniq headlights and wheels
Ioniq electric charging point
Ioniq rear lights

Interior Highlights

The Hyundai IONIQ has plenty of room for 5 adults and is designed in a contemporary and aesthetically pleasing way. Inside the IONIQ you’ll find the sleek, modern and attractive design continued. With a clutter-free dashboard made of lightweight recycled plastic which has actually reduced the use of plastics by 20%. Combinations of powered wood and volcanic stone with black cloth and leather seat trims give the IONIQ  a really individual and modern finish. The dark materials are broken up by electric-blue striped detailing, which frames the touchscreen, the vents and upholstery. The IONIQ is great for space and boasts to be a class-leader due to the storage of the batteries under the seats of the Hybrid and Plug-In. Easily and comfortably seating taller passengers, with a boot capacity of 443 litres and 1410 litres with the seats folded down, you are provided with a really practical and versatile space. The drivers and passenger seat are both manually adjustable and the driver's seat has the added bonus of lumbar support which ensures a really comfortable ride.

Ioniq interior
Ioniq dashboard
Ioniq leather seats

Safety and Technology

Hyundai have really focused on safety and stability with the IONIQ range. This has been noticed as the IONIQ has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the EURO NCAP. It’s all about trust and reliability in the design and as well as delivering a beautifully attractive vehicle they have ensured security for you and all passengers.

  • Improved connection between the side sill and the dash
  • Ultra-high-strength passenger compartment structure
  • Avoiding steep angles on the strut
  • Rear area of the front side member has been hot stamped
  • High-voltage battery relocation - Secure rear collision space and additional cargo space achieved by positioning battery under drivers seat
  • 7-airbag system
  • Ultra High Strength Steel - around 53% of the body weight is made of High Strength Steel. Used in key areas like side frames, cross members, floor pan and front deformable crash structure.
  • Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist (LKAS)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • Dual-mode digital instrument cluster which automatically changes appearance and colour depending on drive mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Hill-start Assist Control(HAC)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Deadlocking
  • Central Locking
  • Air bag- front passenger deactivation switch
  • Top spec navigation system consisting of an 8” touchscreen
  • Mobile connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (not on SE)
  • Wireless induction charging (Not available in SE)
  • USB and aux connectors (front)
  • Steering Wheel Audio, Phone and Cruise Controls
  • Radio, RDS, DAB
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
Ioniq stop start power
Ioniq audio controls
iOniq heated seats
Android auto and sat nav


All the IONIQs come as a beautifully designed vehicle that is the same across the range. The difference between these three IONIQ’s is their power which is divided into three categories; Hybrid, Electric and Plug-in. Before deciding on which one is best for you it's important to understand what this means, starting off with the different powertrains.

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid - combines an advanced electric motor with 1.6 GDi petrol engine and recharges via this.
Hyundai IONIQ Electric - 100% IONIQ electric 88 kW motor powered by an efficient 28kWh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery. 
Hyundai IONIQ All-New Plug-In - 45 kW electric motor powered by a battery that recuperates energy on the move and recharged via charging cable, also works together with a 1.6 GDi petrol engine. This combination comes with some impressive stats to go with it: CO2 emissions of 26g/km, 257 mpg.

The long-awaited PHEV made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show joining the recently launched Hybrid and Electric. It combines a 104bhp petrol engine and a 55bhp electric motor. It can be driven to an electric-only mode which gives you up to 31 miles of driving, all emission-free, which is ideal for a daily commute. The motor, a 45kW electric, is powered by a battery which recovers energy on the move and is recharged via a charging cable. When working in conjunction with the 1.6 GDi petrol engine, there is a noticeable performance increase with unrestricted distance.

Head down to our Hyundai Dealership in Yeovil or Dorchester for more information. We have a dedicated team of specialists who are here to help you make the right decision. From Leasing options to Aftersales care, we're here to make sure you get the full package.

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Model Review

Head down to your local Howards Hyundai Dealership for more information. We have a dedicated team of specialists who are here to help you make the right decision. From Leasing options to Aftersales care, we're here to make sure you get the full package.

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