Since its launch in October 2016, the IONIQ range has been at the forefront of demonstrating Hyundai’s commitment to lowering vehicle emissions. Alongside the KONA Electric, New KONA Hybrid and NEXO, the New IONIQ range further expands the our range of affordable and advanced eco-friendly vehicles that also deliver smart connectivity and stylish design.
The Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models now sport a mesh radiator grille with three dimensional cells, whilst the Electric models now feature a redesigned grille with active air flaps to assist in powertrain cooling. All models have new headlamps and tail lamps, whilst interior changes to the New IONIQ include a comprehensive redesign of the dashboard with upgraded materials and finishes, updated instrument cluster, cabin mood lighting and all new touch type temperature and multimedia controls. A new 10.25” widescreen navigation system is standard from Premium trim onwards.
As well as refreshed design, technical enhancements are also seen throughout the range. New IONIQ Electric receives a larger battery which increases in size from 28kWh to 38.3kWh and a more powerful motor rising from 88kW to 100kW for improved efficiency. The New IONIQ Electric’s larger battery will recharge from flat to 100% charge in 6 hours 5 minutes on a 7kW charger, whilst 80% charge can be achieved on a 50kW Rapid charger within 57 minutes.
Whilst the electrified 1.6 GDi, 6 speed DCT powertrains for the New IONIQ Hybrid and New IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid are carried over from the previous models, both vehicles now benefit from driver controlled regenerative braking, and Eco Driving Assistant System (ECO-DAS). ECO-DAS analyses road and route information from the navigation system to notify the driver of most efficient driving, adding additional control and furthering zero and low emission driving capability.
Connectivity is enhanced on the New IONIQ, with all Premium and Premium SE specification models receiving a 10.25” widescreen navigation system which features Bluelink® telematics. Bluelink® is Hyundai’s smartphone app-based connected car service that enables drivers to carry out a based connected car service that enables drivers to carry out a number of different functions whilst away from their vehicles. More details will be supplied separately.
New IONIQ models will also see the introduction of eCall, which automatically dial emergency services via a dedicated call centre in the event of a serious accident, shortening response times and improving post-accident protection.
New IONIQ Trim line up
New IONIQ Trim Strategy is a continuation of the outgoing model with the upgrade of SE to SE Connect on IONIQ Hybrid offering Apple Car Play™ and Android Auto™ as standard as well as enhanced standard convenience equipment such as a rear view monitor.
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In addition to the regular line up, the limited edition New IONIQ Hybrid 1st Edition is based on the Premium specification trim and offers customers the addition of key equipment enhancements including 17” alloy wheels, Electric Parking Brake and Lane Follow Assist (LFA) for only £260 more than the Premium model.
We have secured a significant volume of the 1st Edition and we recommend your launch events and communications focus on this model.
New IONIQ Colours
Customers continue to have a choice of 9 colours, with an additional choice of interior trim colour and finish depending on exterior colour and powertrain on Premium SE.