All you need to know about Hyundai’s new electric Ioniq
Author: Select Car Leasing Date: 13-12-2016
Hyundai have released their first electric model Ioniq back in July 2016 in electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
Company’s first electric model offered in three powertrains.
Prices starts from £19,995
Successfully achieved full five-star safety ratings from EuroNCAP
Design and styling
In terms of design and styling, the Ioniq has the appearance of a smart stylish coupe styled hatchback car. Its designed with an aerodynamic profile using less steel and including aluminium in the bonnet weighing the Ioniq just around 1370kg which also helps to generate a higher fuel efficiency.
Do you know?
The Ioniq name is a combination of the word ion, an electrically-charged atom, and the word 'unique'.
Interior & practicality
Its eye-catching blue themed dashboard and high quality interior are really impressive. Plus, the D-cut shaped leather wrapped steering wheel is a clear highlight of the car providing a sporty image.
The Ioniq is a bit more spacious compared to its rivals offering 443-litres for the hybrid range which can be extendable to 1505 litres by folding the rear seats down. The multi-storage compartment can easily accommodate a tablet or other accessories. The Basic SE model comes with a 5-inch touchscreen media centre whereas the Premium model comes with an 8inch touchscreen with satellite navigation including traffic messaging channel, Map Care and TomTom LIVE services. The Premium model also benefits from wireless charging for smartphones that charge wirelessly via the integrated charge pad.
In terms of safety, all the trim levels get active and passive safety features as standard including ABS (anti-lock braking system), remote central locking, hill start assist, lane departure warning, tyre pressure monitoring, and autonomous emergency braking system.
The Ioniq is the first car from the South Korean brand, offering three powertrains and is the manufacturers answer to rivals Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen Gold GTE and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
The hybrid powertrain is powered by a 1.6 litre petrol engine and lithium-ion polymer battery to maximise acceleration when required.
Please note – Currently the Ioniq’s electric and hybrid versions are currently available with the plug-in hybrid joining the range probably in middle of 2017.
Look at the Dimension, weight and performance details -
Weight and capacities
Luggage capacity -with seats up
Luggage capacity -with seats down
Kerb vehicle weight
Gross vehicle weight
1.6 Petrol 141PS 6 Speed Automatic DCT
28kWh Battery 120PS Single Speed Reduction Gear
Fuel consumption – combined mpg
70.6 – 83.1 mpg
79 - 92 g/km
10.8 – 11.1 seconds
9.9 - 10.2 seconds
At Select, we are pleased to say the new Ioniq electric and hybrid versions are available on business and personal contract hire that you can see on our dedicated Hyundai Ioniq page here!
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Select Car Leasing is a trading style of Select Contracts (UK) Limited and the firm is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 670832. Select Car Leasing are a credit broker and not a lender. VAT Registration No 181 874674. ICO Registration ZA076253. Company Number 06569098. Select Car Leasing are proud to be a member of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), No 1846. Registered address: Atlantic House, Imperial Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0TD