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 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

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

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

2018 Hyundai IONIQ Plug In

IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid pricing:

Model Fuel Type CO2 Emissions (g/km) VED Band Recommended

On The Road


On The Road Price

After 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
Hybrid 1.6 GDi (44.5KW Electric Motor) - 6 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (141PS)
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
Alloy Pedals -
Interior Colour-coded Seat and Trim Accents
Interior Door Handles - Chrome Effect
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) -
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 Cable - Emergency 3 Pin Connector (ICCB)
Charging Cable - 7 Pin Type 2
POD Point 7Kw Home Charger o o
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
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
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
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
Metallic / Pearl Paint o o
POD Point 7Kw Home Charger o o


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