Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in

Hyundai has announced that its anticipated lineup of IONIQ cars will go on sale in the UK on October 13.  And to do that of course, one must know the price.

At first there will be two of three versions available - the plug-in hybrid has a staggered release (full specs below):

  • IONIQ Hybrid from £19,995 ($26,544)
  • IONIQ Electric £28,995 ($38,492)
The difference between the conventional hybrid and the all-electric version stands at £9,000 ($11,900 USD).

If one wants to get a feeling for an eventual US price (which should be announced shortly), the conversion numbers are almost a wash (even though the British Pound is worth ~33% more than the USD - shout-out to Brexit for narrowing that gap).

For example the i40, which is basically a Sonata, retails for £19,600 in the UK, and $21,700 in the US, while the Santa Fe will set you back £31,850 in the UK, and $25,300 in the US.

Our 'stab' at pricing figures that the IONIQ Electric will retail from about $29,995 in the US, when it arrives in ~September.  After federal incentive this would put a bottom line of about $22,495...but more importantly, if Hyundai can keep the starting MSRP under $30,000, the US consumer would see national lease offers around the $200/month range.

In the UK, the IONIQ Electric initially will be available from a selected network of 27 dealerships, with full network roll-out from 2017.

A little longer consumers will wait for the plug-in hybrid IONIQ Plug-In, which enters the UK market next year, and in Q4 for the US.

Interesting is that Hyundai estimates maximum potential range of IONIQ Electric at 174 miles (280 km) in the UK, which is even more than the original estimated 155 miles (250 km) NEDC announced rating, which is still pretty far from our real world/EPA estimation of 110 miles (177 km).

Quick specs IONIQ Electric:

  • 28 kWh battery optimistic 155 miles/250 km on NEDC standard (estimated: 110 miles/177 km)
  • 88 kW (120 PS) electric motor with 295 Nm of torque
  • 6.6 kW on-board charger
  • DC fast charging up to 80% in 33 minutes at 50 kW or 24 minutes at 100 kW (CCS/J1772 Combo)
Quick specs for IONIQ Plug-in:
  • 8.9 kWh battery up to over 50 kilometres (31 miles) in all-electric mode (estimated: around 25 miles/40km)
  • 45 kW (61 PS) electric motor and 1.6-litre GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Press release and spec/pricing:

"High Wycombe, 4 July 2016 - Hyundai Motor UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of IONIQ, the world’s first car to offer three electrified powertrains. IONIQ will go on sale in the UK on 13 October.

Prices will start from £19,995 for the IONIQ Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi, which includes standard features such as 15” alloy wheels, DAB with Bluetooth, Cruise Control and Rear Parking Sensors with Rear View Camera. Standard safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

IONIQ Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi, from £21,795, provides additional equipment over the SE, including keyless entry with push button start, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED rear combination lamps and a driver’s supervision instrument cluster with 7” LCD display. Integrated satellite navigation with TomTom Live services, an Infinity audio system with Android Auto / Apple CarPlay and Wireless Phone Charging (where supported) also feature as standard.

From £23,595, IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE 1.6 GDi models benefit from enhanced comfort equipment such as leather seats with heated/ventilated front seats and heated outer rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System. Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front Parking Assist and optional 17” alloy wheels round off this range topping trim.

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 lava stone interior trim features blue accents throughout the cabin and control surfaces.

IONIQ Electric prices start from £28,995 for the Premium specification, mirroring Hybrid Premium, with specific equipment including Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor, 16” alloy wheels, LED headlamps and rear combination lamps and Advanced Smart Cruise Control. Integrated satellite navigation is standard across the IONIQ Electric range.

IONIQ Electric Premium SE, available from £30,795 again mirrors Hybrid Premium SE specification, with standard equipment such as leather seats with heated/ventilated front and heated rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System, Blind Spot Detection, front Parking Sensors and EV specific 16” alloy wheels.

IONIQ Electric is expected to receive eligibility for the Plug-in Car Grant, enabling customers to potentially receive a £4,500 grant towards the purchase of the vehicle.

All IONIQ Electric feature standard rapid charge compatibility, ensuring 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 3 pin supply. IONIQ Electric also features adjustable regenerative braking, via steering column mounted paddles, maximising driver engagement and enhancing efficiency.

It 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 lava stone interior trim features copper accents throughout the cabin and control surfaces.

IONIQ Hybrid will be available across the Hyundai dealership network from the 13 October, with IONIQ Electric initially available from a selected network of 27 dealerships, with full network rollout from 2017.

All IONIQ models come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package, with the additional high voltage battery cover of 8 years / 125,000 miles.

IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid 1.6 GDi prices and specifications will be announced prior to the on sale date in 2017."

"Hyundai Motor UK has also announced that POD Point will be the preferred charging partner for customer domestic charge point installations, as well as points across the Hyundai UK dealer network and Hyundai Motor UK facilities."

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said:

“The All-New Hyundai IONIQ is the world’s first car offering three electrified powertrains and it will make 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.”

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said:

POD Point’s technical experience, with over 22,000 installations so far, alongside their consistently high customer satisfaction scores, made POD Point the automatic choice for us when considering our charging partner for IONIQ”.

Erik Fairbairn, POD Point Founder and CEO said:

“The UK launch of Hyundai's IONIQ is another clear indication that plug-in vehicles are the future of the automotive industry. We're excited to help welcome Hyundai drivers to the world of EV with our high standard of customer service and first class installation experience.”

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

PRICING AND SPECIFICATION

Full IONIQ pricing:

Fuel Type CO2 Emissions (g/km) VED Band Recommended On The Road Price P11D Value BIK %
IONIQ Hybrid
IONIQ Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi Petrol 79 A £19,995.00 £19,940.00 15%
IONIQ Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi Petrol 79 A £21,795.00 £21,740.00 15%
IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE 1.6 GDi Petrol 79 A £23,595.00 £23,540.00 15%
IONIQ Electric
IONIQ Electric Premium N/A 0 A £28,995.00 £28,940.00 7%
IONIQ Electric Premium SE N/A 0 A £30,795.00 £30,740.00 7%
Optional Extras
Metallic / Pearl Paint £565.00
17" alloy wheels (IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE only) £400.00

 

IONIQ Hybrid
SE (key highlights) Premium (in addition to SE) Premium SE (in addition to Premium)
15” alloy wheels Door Scuff – Chrome with IONIQ logo Leather Seat Facings
Leather Steering wheel Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Air Conditioning – Dual Zone Climate Control Rear Air Vent (Centre Console) Driver Power Seat with Integrated Memory System
Driver’s Seat Electric Lumbar Support Smart Key + Start Button Heated Rear Seats (Outer)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Supervision Cluster: 7” TFT Heated Leather Steering Wheel
Smart Adaptive Cruise Control Rear Combination Lights - LED Alloy Pedals
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) Inside handles - chrome effect Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor
Rear Parking Sensors with Camera and Guidance System Chrome Beltline Moulding / Window Surround Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
Passenger Seat Height Adjustment Drivers Armrest USB Port –Charge Only Front Park Sensors
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) Bi-Xenon Headlights and LED positioning lamp Window Defogger
Automatic Headlights with Dusk Sensor Heated Front Seats
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Electric Folding Mirrors & Puddle lamps
Individual Tyre Pressure Display Wireless Phone Charging
Drivers Supervision Instrument Cluster: 4.2” TFT Exterior Chrome effect door handles
Radio with RDS, DAB, 5” LCD Touchscreen Integrated Satellite Navigation with 8”LCD
6 speakers Infinity 8 speakers & Subwoofer + Ext Amp
Bluetooth Android Auto / Apple Car Play
Front Row USB Port + Aux Connector TomTom Live Services
Temporary spare tyre
Customer Options
Metallic Paint Metallic Paint Metallic Paint 17" alloy wheels (HEV only)
IONIQ EV
Premium Premium SE (in addition to Premium)
16” Alloy Wheels Door Scuff – Chrome with IONIQ logo Leather Seat Facings
Leather Steering wheel Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Air Conditioning with Single Zone Climate Control Rear Air Vent (Centre Console) Driver Power Seat with Integrated Memory System
Driver's Seat Lumbar Support (Electric) Smart Key + Start Button Heated Rear Seats (Outer)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Supervision Cluster: 7” LCD Heated Leather Steering Wheel
Smart Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go function Rear Combination Lights - LED Alloy Pedals
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) Inside handles - chrome effect Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor
Rear Parking Sensors with Camera and Guidance System Drivers Armrest USB Port –Charge Only Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
Charge Cable - 7 pin type 2 Electronic Parking brake Front Park Sensors
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) Regenerative Brake Shift Paddles Window Defogger
Automatic Headlights with Dusk Sensor LED Headlights
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Charging Cable - Emergency 3 Pin Connector (ICCB)
Individual Tyre Pressure Display Electric Folding Mirrors & Puddle lamps
Bluetooth Outside Chrome Effect Door Handles
Front Row USB Port Heated Front Seats
Tyre Mobility Kit Infinity 8 speakers & Subwoofer + Ext Amp
 Passenger Seat Height Adjustment Android Auto / Apple Car Play
Integrated Satellite Navigation with 8”LCD TomTom Live Services
Heat Pump Wireless Phone Charging
CCS Combo Rapid Charge Port (50KW) 6.6 kWh on board charger
Customer Options
Metallic Paint Metallic Paint

Technical Specification

IONIQ
Hybrid Electric
1.6 Petrol (141PS) 1.6 Petrol (141PS) Electric Motor
6 Speed Automatic DCT 6 Speed Automatic DCT SINGLE SPEED REDUCTION GEAR
SE, Premium & Premium SE (15") Premium SE with Optional (17") Premium & Premium SE
ENGINE
Type 4 Cylinder DOHC -
16 valve -
Displacement (cc) 1,580 -
Bore & stroke (mm) 72 x 97 -
Compression ratio 13:01 -
Max power (kW/PS) 77.2KW / 105 @ 5,700 -
Torque (Nm/lbs ft) 147 / 108 @ 4,000 -
0-62mph (seconds) 10.8 11.1 9.9 (Sport) / 10.2 (Normal)
Top speed (mph) 115 103
HYBRID & ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY
Electric Motor Type PERMANENT MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR (PMSM) PERMANENT MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR (PMSM)
Electric Motor Max power (kW/PS) 32 / 43.5 88 / 119.7
Electric Motor Torque (Nm/lbs ft) 170 / 125 295 / 218
Max Hybrid System Output (kW/PS) 104 / 141 @ 5,700 -
Max Hybrid System Output (Nm/lbs ft) 265 / 195 @ 4,000 -
Battery Type Lithium-ion Polymer Lithium-ion Polymer
Battery Capacity (kWh) 1.56 28
Voltage 240 360
Maximum Potential EV Driving Range (Miles/km) - 174 / 280
Electric Driving Efficiency (kWh per 100km) - 11.5
On Board Charger - 6.6 kW
SUSPENSION
Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Rear Multi-link Torsion Beam Type
STEERING
System Rack and Pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS) Rack and Pinion  Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS)
Steering wheel lock to lock turns 2.66 2.66
Turning Circle (metres) 10.6 10.6
BRAKES
System ABS System with Regenerative Brakes ABS System with Regenerative Brakes
Front 15" Disc 15" Disc
Rear 14" Disc 15" Disc
TYRES
SE, Premium and Premium SE 195/65 R15 - 205/55 R16
Premium SE (with Optional 17") - 225/45 R17 -
WHEELS
SE 6.0J X 15 (alloy) - -
Premium 6.0J X 15 (alloy) - 6.5J X 16 (alloy)
Premium SE 6.0J X 15 (alloy) - 6.5J X 16 (alloy)
Premium SE (with Optional 17") - 7.0J X 17 (alloy) -
DIMENSIONS
Overall length (mm) 4,470 4,470
Overall width (mm) (Excluding Door Mirrors) 1,820 1,820
Overall height (mm) 1,450 1,450
Wheelbase (mm) 2,700 2,700
Track - front (mm) 1,563 1,549 1,555
Track - rear (mm) 1,577 1,563 1,564
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Luggage capacity VDA (litres) - seats up (Up to Load Cover) 443 350
Luggage capacity VDA (litres) - seats up (Up to Roof) 550 455
Luggage capacity VDA (litres) - seats down 1,505 1,410
Kerb Weight Lightest (kg)*** 1,370 1,420
Kerb Weight Heaviest (kg)*** 1,477 1,475
Gross vehicle weight (kg) 1,870 1,880
Max tow weight (kg) Braked 0 0
Max tow weight (kg) Unbraked 0 0
Max roof weight (kg) 0 0
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 45 0
FUEL CONSUMPTION & EMISSIONS
Urban mpg (l/100km)** 83.1 (3.4) 72.7 (3.88) -
Extra urban mpg (l/100km)** 78.5 (3.6) 71.9 (3.92) -
Combined mpg (l/100km)** 83.1 (3.4) 70.6 (4.00) -
C02 Emissions (g/km)* 79 92 0
* g/km = grams of emitted substance per kilometre travelled. CO2 = Carbon Dioxide
*** The individual kerb weight depends on the specification of the vehicle and excludes driver at 68kg and luggage at 7kg