After more than a few delays, Hyundai is finally introduction the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid in Europe, beginning in the UK on July 13, with fairly aggressive pricing.
The new Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid
The IONIQ Plug-in will be available from £24,995 ($32,300 USD), including a Plug-In Car Grant of £2,500.
However, if one wants to extrapolate that price to other regions, and the Hyundai IONIQ Electric (BEV) is already on sale, it's easy math, as the two have the same starting MSRP.
In the US, the IONIQ Electric retails from $29,500, with the PHV version to arrive this Fall nationally - so we expect similar pricing.
We should mention that the plug-in Hyundai is locally priced considerably less (£4,200) than the new Toyota Prius Plug-In (aka Prime) at £29,195. The IONIQ is also equipped with a similar battery pack to the Prius Plug-In; a 8.9 kWh pack is found in the IONIQ Plug-In, and 8.8 kWh inside the Prius Plug-In.
What's more interesting, the base IONIQ Plug-in is equipped decently at the entry level pricing.
Their is also a 7 kW home charging station on offer, made by POD Point that will cost £300, including installation.
Quick specs for IONIQ Plug-in:
- 8.9 kWh battery up to over 62 kilometres (39 miles) in all-electric mode (estimated: around 25 miles/40km in real world/EPA)
- 45 kW (61 PS) electric motor and 105 PS 1.6-litre GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). System output is 141 PS.
- 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.6 seconds
- Top speed of 180 km/h (111 mph)
Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in
The new model is available in Premium and Premium SE specification. The former offers a high level of standard equipment, including: 16” alloy wheels, Bluetooth, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Smart Cruise Control and an 8-inch integrated satellite navigation unit. Unique to the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid variant, the navigation system features state-of-the-art ECO-DAS technology. ECO-DAS has predictive energy management that optimises the battery charge and discharge, as well as a coasting guide for the driver, instructing them when to lift off the throttle to use less fuel.
Further highlights of Premium specification include: heated front seats and steering wheel, LED headlights and rear combination lamps, wireless smartphone charging, and a Rear Parking Assist System with Rear View Camera. Standard safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
2018 Hyundai IONIQ Plug In
For drivers seeking even greater comfort and convenience, IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE trim starts from £26,795 including PICG. The step up adds leather seat facings, front seat ventilation, rear seat heating and an electrically-adjustable driver’s seat with memory function. Premium SE also includes alloy pedals, rain-sensing wipers, Blind Spot Detection and Front Park Assist.
The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid is available in Polar White as standard, or with a choice of six metallic colours; Phantom Black, 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.
2018 Hyundai IONIQ Plug In
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid pricing:
Model Fuel Type CO2 Emissions (g/km) VED Band Recommended
On The RoadPrice
On The Road PriceAfter PICG
P11D Value BIK % IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Premium Petrol 26 A £27,495 £24,995 £27,440 9% IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE Petrol 26 A £29,295 £26,795 £29,240 9% Optional Extra Metallic / Pearl Paint £565 POD Point 7kW home charger wall box £300
Insurance groups: Group 11 for Premium, Group 12 for Premium SE
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Specification:
IONIQ Plug- in Hybrid Premium Premium SE ENGINE & TRANSMISSION Hybrid 1.6 GDi (44.5KW Electric Motor) - 6 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (141PS) ● ● EXTERIOR 16" Alloy Wheels ● ● Bumper Accents ● ● Door Mirrors - Body Coloured ● ● Exterior Door Handles - Body Coloured with Chrome Insert ● ● Radiator Grille - Active Air Flap ● ● Radiator Grille - Gloss Black with Chrome Inserts ● ● Rear Bumper - Two-Tone ● ● Rear Spoiler with Integrated LED Brake Light ● ● Side Body Moulding ● ● Window Surround - Chrome Finish ● ● INTERIOR STYLING Alloy Pedals - ● Interior Colour-coded Seat and Trim Accents ● ● Interior Door Handles - Chrome Effect ● ● SEATING Driver's Seat - Heated ● ● Driver's Seat - Ventilated - ● Driver's Seat - Electric Adjustments - ● Driver's Seat - Height Adjustment (Manual) ● ● Driver's Seat - Lumbar Support (Electric) ● ● Driver's Seat - Memory Function - ● Front Passenger's Seat - Heated ● ● Front Passenger's Seat - Ventilated - ● Front Passenger's Seat Height Adjustment (Manual) ● ● Head Restraints - Vertical and Horizontal Adjustment (Front) ● ● Head Restraints - Vertical Adjustment (Rear) ● ● Rear Seats - Split Folding (60/40) ● ● Rear Seats (Outer) - Heated - ● Seat Trim - Cloth ● - Seat Trim - Leather (Seat Facings Only) - ● VENTILATION AND VISIBILITY Air Conditioning - Driver-only Mode ● ● Air Conditioning - Dual Zone Climate Control ● ● Automatic De-fog System for Front Windscreen - ● Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror ● ● Automatic Headlights with Dusk Sensor ● ● Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor - ● Daytime Running Lights - LED ● ● Door Mirrors Puddle Lights ● ● Fog Lights - LED Rear ● ● Headlights - Bi-Xenon ● ● Indicator Lights - Door Mirror (LED) ● ● Interior Light - Centre ● ● Interior Light - Luggage Compartment ● ● Interior Light - Map Reading Light ● ● Positioning Lights - LED ● ● Rear Air Vents - Centre Console ● ● Rear Light - LED ● ● Rear Windscreen - Heated ● ● Solar Glass with Windscreen Shade Band ● ● CHARGING Charging Cable - Emergency 3 Pin Connector (ICCB) ● ● Charging Cable - 7 Pin Type 2 ● ● POD Point 7Kw Home Charger o o CONVENIENCE 12V Power Outlet ● ● Arm Rest - Front with Storage ● ● Centre Console - Tablet Storage ● ● Cruise Control - Smart Adaptive Speed Control ● ● Cup Holders - Front ● ● Door Mirrors - Electric Adjustment and Heated ● ● Door Mirrors - Power Folding ● ● Drive Mode Selector - Gear Lever ● ● Electric Power Steering with Variable Drive Modes ● ● Electric Windows - Front and Rear ● ● Electric Windows - Front with Anti-trap and One-touch Controls ● ● Front Seat Back Pockets - Driver's Seat ● ● Front Seat Back Pockets - Passenger's Seat ● ● Luggage Net ● ● Paddle Shift Gear Change ● ● Parking Brake - Foot Brake ● ● Parking Sensors - Front and Rear - ● Parking Sensors - Rear ● - Parking System - Rear Camera and Guidance System ● ● Steering Wheel - Heated ● ● Sunglasses Holder ● ● Tyre Repair Kit ● ● Windscreen Washer Fluid Sensor and Warning Indicator ● ● TECHNOLOGY AND ENTERTAINMENT Bluetooth® Connectivity ● ● Driver's Supervision Instrument Cluster with TFT Display (7") ● ● Eco Driving Assistant System (ECO DAS) ● ● Phone Connection - Apple CarPlay™ ● ● Radio, RDS, DAB ● ● Speakers - Upgraded Infinity Sound System - 1 Centre, 2 Tweeters, 2 Front, 2 Rear, 1 Subwoofer and 1 Ext Amp ● ● Steering Wheel Audio, Phone and Cruise Controls ● ● Touchscreen Satellite Navigation (8") including Traffic Messaging Channel, Mapcare and LIVE Services ● ● USB - Driver's Arm Rest (Charging Only) ● ● USB and Aux Connections - Front ● ● Wireless Phone Charging Pad ● ● SAFETY AND SECURITY Airbag - Front Passenger De-activation Switch ● ● Airbags - Front, Front Side, Curtain and Driver's Knee ● ● Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ● ● Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) ● ● Blind Spot Detection System (BSD) - ● Central Locking - Remote Control ● ● Deadlocking ● ● Electronic Stability Control (ESC) ● ● Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) ● ● Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist (LKAS) ● ● Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) - ● Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Individual Tyre Pressure Display ● ● CUSTOMER OPTIONS Metallic / Pearl Paint o o POD Point 7Kw Home Charger o o