Hyundai has a long standing reputation for delivering great value with its cars and the IONIQ is not different. The Hybrid version undercuts all of its direct rivals with a starting price of just under £22,000; that's for the base 'SE' model; there are also plusher 'Premium' and 'Premium SE' variants at prices ranging up to just under £25,500. You'll probably want to know that this equates to a significant saving in comparison to this model's closest rival, the Toyota Prius.
Equipment levels are quite comprehensive, with all models featuring items such as 15" alloy wheels, a DAB stereo with Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Rear Parking Sensors and a Rear View Camera. Standard safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), a Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. 'Premium' models add keyless entry with push button start, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED rear combination lamps and a driver's supervision instrument cluster with a 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.
This revised IONIQ features Hyundai Blue Link, a connected vehicle system which uses embedded telematics to allow drivers of IONIQ Electric to remote start and stop, while all versions allow remote lock or unlock and control air conditioning via a smartphone app. This technology also allows owners of the plug-in or electric model to remotely check the status of their battery so they know when they need to recharge the vehicle. Thanks to Blue Link, charging can be remotely controlled and scheduled via the app.