Hyundai Ioniq prices for the entry-level and all-electric versions are announced in the UK, the range-topping PHEV’s pricing is due for 2017
The South Korean automaker’s UK arm has revealed the prices for the recently launched Ioniq which will be up for grabs from 13th of October. The first ever car with triple electric powerplants has been priced from £19,995 (Rs. 17.83 lakh) onwards for the base Ioniq Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi. The Hybrid SE will feature standard equipment like rear view camera with parking sensors, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), cruise control, lane keep assist, 15-inch wheels and DAB audio system with Bluetooth connectivity among others.
It derives power from a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 103 hp linked with an electric motor capable of 43 hp. They are combined together to send power and torque of 147 Nm to the wheels through a six-speed dual clutch transmission. The 0-100 kmph time is rated at 10.8 seconds while the top speed is claimed to be 185 kmph. The fuel economy is said to be 3.4 litres/100 km and the CO2 emission is at 79 g/km.
The full electric version starts from at £28,995 (Rs. 25.86 lakh) and for that the equipment level will be as similar to the Hybrid Premium grade. It will comprise of integrated navigation function, LED headlamps, adjustable regenerative braking with adjustments on steering column mounted paddles, adaptive cruise control and so on. Qualified for the British government’s Plug-In Car Grant, the buyers will get an incentive of £4,500 for purchasing this variant.
Powering the all-electric variant is an electric motor which is good enough to generate a power out of 118 hp and 295 Nm of peak torque instantly from a 28 kWh battery. The utmost driving range claimed by Hyundai is 280 km from full charge to empty while the 0-100 kmph acceleration is achieved in 9.9 seconds – 0.9 seconds faster than the entry-level variant. It can top out a maximum 166 kmph.
Due to the standard rapid charging facility, the Ioniq Electric versions will get charged up to 80 per cent in just 33 minutes courtesy of a 50 kW CCS Combo Rapid public charger. The Ioniq Hybrid has seven different colour palettes namely Phoenix Orange, including Phantom Black, Polar White, Platinum Silver, Marina Blue, Demitasse Brown and Iron Grey. To emphasise the eco-friendly nature, the interior will boast blue accents throughout.
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The full-electric version will have six different colour schemes. Except for Demitasse Brown and Iron Grey all the paint jobs mentioned above will be made available with the addition of the exclusive Blazing Yellow which has the interior decorated in copper accents. Both the models will have additional high voltage battery cover set at 8 years or 125,000 miles and five-year unlimited mileage warranty. Prices for the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) will be announced when it goes on sale next year.
(Prices based on today’s exchange rates 1 GBP = Rs. 89.19)