The much publicized and hyped Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid is gearing up to hit the British market later this month with a starting price of £24,995. It’ll be interesting how the IONIQ will do in terms of sales, especially as cars with all-caps names rarely become big hits. We have to say though, things are looking pretty good for this green Hyundai on paper.
The 2018 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid is the best version of the car you can ask for when you look at the number. 25 grand, 39 miles of pure electric driving with a total range of 680 miles. Granted, an output of 140 PS is not something one would write home about, but then you don’t buy a plug-in hybrid for performance, do you? So it’s all right. And the IONIQ doesn’t look horrible, as one would expect from a 25 grand hybrid made in Korea. Up close it’s actually kind of futuristic and nice. Of course, none of that is guarantee of success and we should wait and see how the market reacts to this thing.
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So regardless of whether you are planning to buy one or not, we’re going to give you the specs. Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid in the UK comes in Premium and Premium SE specification. The standard kit on Premium includes 16” alloy wheels, Bluetooth, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Smart Cruise Control and an 8-inch integrated satellite navigation unit, ECO-DAS navigation which has predictive energy management that optimises the battery charge and discharge as well as coasting guide which lets you know when to lift off, 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).
Not enough? Get the Premium SE for £26,795 and enjoy 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.