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Monday, 7 August 2017

Hyundai announces pricing and specification for the new Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid car.

  • Offers up to 39 miles of pure electric driving, with a total range of 680 miles
  • Standard equipment includes state-of-the-art ECO-DAS predictive navigation
  • POD Point 7kW home charger priced at £300, including installation
  • Prices start at £24,995 for Premium 1.6 GDi model (including PICG)
  • On sale from 13 July through a dedicated network of 70 Hyundai dealers across the UK
The new Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid goes on sale in the UK this month, priced from £24,995 OTR, including the £2500 Plug In Car Grant. Hyundai’s Plug-in Hybrid is the third and final variant of the IONIQ line-up – the first car in the world to offer three electrified powertrains within one body type.
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid offers up to 39 miles of pure electric driving with a total range of 680 miles.  It combines a 105 PS 1.6-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine and a 61 PS high-efficiency electric motor, driven through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). 
The combined system output is 141 PS. Ultra-low CO2 emissions of just 26g/km means it attracts zero-rate VED in the first year and offers a low BIK rate of just 9% for 2017/18.
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).
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.
Hyundai Motor UK previously named POD Point as its preferred charging partner, and a 7kW wall box can be supplied and installed at the customer’s home for £300, which includes standard installation. The Plug-In Hybrid is available as standard with the Type 2 connector and an ICCB Charging Cable which allows the car to be plugged in to a domestic three-pin outlet when no dedicated charging points are available.
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid will be available from a dedicated Hyundai network of 70 dealers from 13 July. 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.
“This is an exciting addition to our electrified line-up,” comments Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK. “With up to 39 miles of electric-only power there is more than sufficient range for zero-emission daily commutes, as well as the reassurance of longer range from the hybrid powertrain when needed. We anticipate keen interest from private buyers and fleet users alike, given the Plug-in Hybrid’s great value pricing and low tax rates.
“With CO2 emissions of just 26g/km, IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid is another milestone in extending the company’s product range of low-to-zero emission vehicles, which is central to our sustainability strategy,” he concludes.
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid pricing:
ModelFuel TypeCO2 Emissions (g/km)VED BandRecommended
On The Road
On The Road Price
After PICG
P11D Value
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Premium
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE
Optional Extra
Metallic / Pearl Paint
POD Point 7kW home charger wall box

Insurance groups: Group 11 for Premium, Group 12 for Premium SE

IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Specification:
Plug- in Hybrid

Premium SE

Hybrid 1.6 GDi (44.5KW Electric Motor) - 6 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (141PS)

16" Alloy Wheels
Bumper Accents [1]
Door Mirrors - Body Coloured
Exterior Door Handles - Body Coloured with Chrome Insert
Radiator Grille - Active Air Flap
Radiator Grille - Gloss Black with Chrome Inserts [1]
Rear Bumper - Two-Tone [1]
Rear Spoiler with Integrated LED Brake Light
Side Body Moulding
Window Surround - Chrome Finish

Alloy Pedals
Interior Colour-coded Seat and Trim Accents [1]
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

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 [2]
Driver's Supervision Instrument Cluster with TFT Display (7")
Eco Driving Assistant System (ECO DAS)
Phone Connection - Apple CarPlay™ [2]
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 [4]
USB - Driver's Arm Rest (Charging Only)
USB and Aux Connections - Front
Wireless Phone Charging Pad [2]

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
POD Point 7Kw Home Charger

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