No matter how far the Hyundai brand has come, customers still associate it with value for money, something this IONIQ aims to re-define in the automotive eco-sector. Think in terms of the standard Hybrid variant as being the most affordable way into this model line, with the full-Electric model being the most expensive option and the Plug-in Hybrid variant pitching in somewhere in-between. So, how much are we talking about? Well, IONIQ Hybrid motoring starts with a base-spec 'SE' model priced at around £22,000 and you can add either £1,800 or £3,600 to that figure if you want plusher 'Premium' or 'Premium SE' levels of trim.
If you'd prefer the Plug-in version, think in terms of prices in the region of around £28,500. That's also the kind of money you'll pay for the full-Electric version, following subtraction of the government's £3,500 grant towards purchase. That sum would buy you 'Premium' trim, with another £1,800 necessary to get the top-spec 'Premium SE' model.
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.