Hyundai’s ground breaking IONIQ - the world’s first car to offer three electrified powertrains on one platform - is now officially on sale at Saltmarine Hyundai, Junction 14, M1, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland.
First available in Hybrid; Electric and a Plug-In Hybrid versions will join the range in 2017 giving customers unrivalled choice thanks to Hyundai’s completely electrified portfolio.
Inside, the IONIQ features the very latest connectivity systems - including Apple CarPlay and wireless phone charging - while safety features include the very last active safety systems. Thanks to an aluminium bonnet and tailgate, the IONIQ Hybrid is 60kg lighter than the similarly sized i30 hatchback - and the cleverness doesn’t end there. Compactly packaging the car’s batteries under the rear seats means the IONIQ has a 443-litre boot, some 100 litres bigger than Toyota’s Prius.
The IONIQ Hybrid boasts official combined fuel consumption of 83.1mpg, which gives a range of 846 miles: enough to drive from Land’s End to John O’Groats without needing to fill up. It’s also completely free to tax thanks to CO2 emissions of 79g/km.
Michael Salt, Dealer Principal, Saltmarine Hyundai commented: “The IONIQ is a truly remarkable vehicle, ticking all the boxes for today’s modern motorist. Finished to an impeccable standard, yet affordable, IONIQ fits perfectly into the Hyundai line-up which has the newest range of models of any other manufacturer. We can’t wait to demonstrate this vehicle to our customers and introduce them to the future or motoring.”
The IONIQ Hybrid range starts at £19,995 for the SE 1.6 GDi, which includes standard features such as 15” alloys, DAB with Bluetooth, Cruise Control and Rear Parking Sensors with Rear View Camera. Safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
IONIQ Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi, from £21,795, provides additional equipment over the SE, including keyless entry with push button start, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED rear combination lamps and a driver’s supervision instrument cluster with 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.
From £23,595, IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE 1.6 GDi models benefit from enhanced comfort equipment such as leather seats with heated/ventilated front seats and heated outer rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System. Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front Parking Assist and optional 17” alloy wheels round off this range topping trim.
The IONIQ Hybrid will be sold alongside an all-electric model, the IONIQ Electric, which boasts a remarkable 174-mile range. Prices start from £24,495 (inclusive of the Government Plug-In grant of £4,500) for the Premium specification, mirroring Hybrid Premium, with specific equipment including Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor, 16” alloy wheels, LED headlamps and rear combination lamps and Advanced Smart Cruise Control. Integrated satellite navigation is standard across the IONIQ Electric range.
IONIQ Electric Premium SE, available from £26,295 (again inclusive of the Plug-In grant), features standard equipment such as leather seats with heated/ventilated front and heated rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System, Blind Spot Detection, front Parking Sensors and EV-specific 16” alloy wheels.
Keeping the IONIQ Electric topped up with power couldn’t be easier, either. All models feature a standard rapid charge compatibility, ensuring an 80 percent charge capability in just 33 minutes from a 50kW CCS Combo Rapid public charger, whilst a standard ICCB Charging Cable will allow charging from a domestic three-pin supply. IONIQ Electric also boasts adjustable regenerative braking, via steering column-mounted paddles, maximising driver engagement and enhancing efficiency.
POD Point is Hyundai’s preferred charging partner for customer domestic charge point installations. Owners can charge their IONIQ Electric from zero to 100 per cent in just 4.5 hours at home. POD Point also has over 1,500 public charging points across the UK, as well as points across the Hyundai UK dealer network and Hyundai Motor UK facilities.
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.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said: “This is a landmark launch for Hyundai. Not only is the all-new IONIQ the world’s first car to offer three electrified powertrains, but it’s also our first move into the electrified sector in Europe. We have listened to our customers and we have responded with a full portfolio of electrified models, making low- to zero-emission mobility more accessible to more people.”
The New Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid is available to view and test drive now at Saltmarine Hyundai.
Contact a member of the team to arrange your personal demonstration and experience the future.
Tel: 028 8772 3376