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Brand New Hyundai IONIQ 1.6 GDi Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE 5dr DCT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation includes traffic messaging channel, mapcare, live services and bluelinkAdaptive cruise control with Stop and Go
Apple car play/Android AutoBlind spot detection system
Bluetooth systemDriver attention alert system
E-callEco driving assistant system (ECO DAS)
Electric power steering with variable drive modesFront and rear parking sensors
Gear lever drive mode selectorLane departure warning system with lane keep assist - LKAS
Lane follow assistParking Brake - Foot Brake
Parking system with rear camera and guidance systemRear cross traffic alert
Rear view monitorRoadside assistance
Supervision cluster with 7" high resolution TFT LCDVoice recognition
Windscreen washer fluid sensor and warning indicatorWireless phone charging pad

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioInfinity sound system includes 1 centre, 2 tweeters, 2 front, 2 rear and 1 ext amp
Radio data systemSteering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
USB and aux connection in front 

Exterior Features

Active air flap radiator grilleAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic defog system for front windscreenAutomatic headlights with dusk sensor
Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensorBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handles with chrome insertsBody colour door mirrors
Bodyside mouldingsChrome door scuff with ioniq logo
Chrome finish window surroundChrome radiator grille
Door mirror puddle lightsElectric adjustable door mirrors
Electric front windows - anti trap + one touchElectric heated door mirrors
Heated rear windscreenHigh beam assist
LED daytime running lightsLED Headlights
LED indicators in door mirrorsLED rear fog light
Positioning Lights - LEDPower folding door mirrors
Privacy glassRear electric windows
Rear LED lightsRear spoiler with integrated LED brake light
Solar glass with windscreen shade bandTwo tone rear bumper

Interior Features

12V power outlets60/40 split folding rear seat
7 pin charging cableCentre console storage
Centre interior lightChrome interior door handles
Driver's electric adjustable lumbar supportDriver's seat memory
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDual zone climate control
Electric height adjustable driver seatEmergency 3 pin connector charging cable (ICCB)
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront cupholder
Front head restraints with vertical and horizontal adjustmentFront seatback pockets
Heated front seatsHeated outer rear seats
Heated steering wheelIlluminated luggage compartment
Interior mood lightingLeather upholstery
Leather wrapped steering wheelLuggage net
Manual height adjustable front passenger seatMap reading lights
Paddle shifterRear centre console with air vents
Sunglasses holderUSB - driver arm rest (charging only)
Ventilated front seatsVertical adjustment rear head restraints

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsAirbags - front, front side, curtain and drivers knee airbags
Anti-lock brake systemAutonomous emergency braking
Electronic stability controlFront passenger airbag deactivation switch
Hill start assist control (HAC)Regenerative braking system
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system with individual tyre pressure display

Security

DeadlocksImmobiliser
Keyless smart entry with push button startRemote central locking

Wheels

16" alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh8.9Battery Charge Slow kW7
Battery Charge Slow Percentage10-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)135
Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage125000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)26 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1580Compression Ratio13.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)72Cylinders - Stroke (mm)97
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power141Coin DescriptionGDi Plug In Hybrid
Coin SeriesPremium SEGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.6Engine Power - BHP141
Engine Power - KW104Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5700Engine Torque - LBS.FT196
Engine Torque - MKG27Engine Torque - NM265
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed110

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1450Length4470
Wheelbase2700Width1820
Width (including mirrors)2045 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)43Gross Vehicle Weight1970
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1401Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)341
Max. Loading Weight475Max. Towing Weight - Braked750
Minimum Kerbweight1495No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In

Of all the three versions of Hyundai's IONIQ, the Plug-in variant is arguably the cleverest. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer with the revised version of this car.

Ten Second Review

The Hyundai IONIQ was the first car ever to go on sale with three different forms of electric power. Buyers choose from pure electric propulsion, hybrid propulsion or, as in this case, a Plug-in hybrid model. Given the choice between these three options, we think most potential buyers would probably take the Plug-in route if money was no object - and it's easy to see why, with up to 32 miles of WLTP-rated all-electric driving range and CO2 emissions as low as 26g/km.

Background

Hyundai is serious about eco-motoring. Deadly serious. Over the next few years, the company plans to launch no fewer than 14 eco-minded models, including five hybrid vehicles, four plug-in hybrid vehicles, four electric vehicles and one fuel-cell electric vehicle. Whether any of them will be cleverer than this IONIQ Plug-in contender though, is debateable. It's the most affordable plug-in model of its kind on the market - for the time being anyway - aiming to offer buyers the best of both worlds; the all-electric capability of the full-Electric IONIQ model. And the range capability of the full-Hybrid version of this car. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

In an IONIQ Plug-in, there's obviously much more potential for extended full-electric use than there is in the ordinary full-Hybrid model, thanks to the greater capacity of a considerably larger 8.9kWh battery that drives a pokier 61PS electric motor. Despite that, total system output remains pegged at 141PS, so ultimate performance is pretty much the same as it is with the ordinary Hybrid variant, though initial acceleration seems quicker thanks to the torque of the electric motor. Mind you, use too much of that and you'll quickly decimate the NEDC-rated 39 mile all-electric driving range. Rest to 62mph takes 10.6s en route to 110mph. The IONIQ shares the same basic platform as the Kia Niro, which is a very good place to start from. As a result, the Hyundai handles nimbly and takes corners with more composure than you might expect for a car that's main focus is on low running costs and emissions. The only limiting factor is the reduced rolling resistance tyres, but in day to day driving you'll find this car very capable. It also enjoys a tight turning circle and steering that's light to turn at low speeds. You can add some more weight to the helm by selecting the 'Sport' mode, but we find this makes it too heavy. Around town, the suspension is on the firmer side of comfortable but by no means unsettled. Accelerate hard and you'll really notice the benefits of this IONIQ's use of a proper cog-driven 6DCT dual-clutch auto transmission, a much better gearbox than the jerky belt-driven set-up used in a rival Toyota Prius and other hybrids.

Design and Build

There's not much point building a new car that offers three different electrified power trains for the first time ever if you're not going to make the most of every facet of its design. This is why Hyundai has gone to great lengths with the IONIQ to come up with a shape that has a drag coefficient of just 0.24. That makes this one of the most slippery shapes ever for a car as it cuts through the air, which helps reduce energy use and noise. Recent design revisions include a smarter front grille and updated bumper styling. And inside? Well, inside this Hyundai, it doesn't feel futuristic. It's not that it's dull in the cabin: it's just that it's not trying to be too clever for its own good. We like that. What you get is a dash that bears a strong resemblance to the Korean company's other models such as the i30 and Tuscon. That's a very good thing as it's clear and made from excellent materials. There are hints, though, at what lies under the bonnet, such as the battery indicator gauge on the left-hand side of the main 7-inch instrument display. It tells you how economically you're driving and whether or not you are using energy reserves or topping them up. In the centre is a simple to read speedo, while on the right is a configurable screen for information such as doors left open and water temperature. A dash highlight is a now-larger 10.25-inch colour touchscreen, which includes Tom Tom navigation. Both IONIQ Hybrid models get a 443-litre boot.

Market and Model

You'll be paying around £28,500 for this car in base 'Premium' form - or just over £30,000 if you want the plusher 'Premium SE' version. That looks at first glance quite a lot more than is being asked for the full-Hybrid IONIQ derivative (which starts from around £22,000), but that's because the Plug-in model isn't being offered in base 'SE' form, the range limited to those plusher 'Premium' and 'Premium SE' trim levels. Compare against these and you'll find that the extra required to upgrade to Plug-in motoring is just under £5,000. Equipment levels are quite comprehensive, with all models featuring 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. Standard safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), a Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

Cost of Ownership

The IONIQ Plug-in model's engine, a 1.6 GDI direct-injection petrol four-cylinder unit with a class-leading thermal efficiency rating of 40%, is a good place to start in the design of this car. In combination with the 61PS electric motor powered by a 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, it makes possible a CO2 emission reading of up to 26g/km (NEDC). The combined cycle fuel return is supposed to be 247.8mpg (WLTP), though as with any plug-in model, you can take that reading with a pinch of salt. The important thing though, is that the government believes it, hence the low BIK tax liabilities this IONIQ Plug-in model will deliver for you. As for the WLTP-rated 32-mile driving range potential, well that's a little further than you can go in other rival Plug-in models. A pricier Prius Plug-in, for example, offers a rated 30-mile range. Charging an IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid takes 2hours 15mins using a 7kW wallbox charger. Finally, let's talk warranties. Most modern cars come only with an unimpressive three year/60,000 deal. With this IONIQ, in contrast, a much more complete peace of mind package comes as standard thanks to one of the best customer assurance plans in the industry. The Five Year Triple Care warranty includes five years of mechanical cover with no mileage limit, annual vehicle health checks and roadside assistance.

Summary

We can see why so many IONIQ sales will be of this Plug-in variant. When the government's Plug-in Car Grant is taken into account, it's hardly any more expensive to buy than the ordinary full-Hybrid derivative and it offers far more ownership flexibility, with its 32 mile all-electric driving range. No, it isn't very interesting to drive - but then few eco-models of this sort are. If though, for you, 'interest' at the wheel is defined by technology, you might find this car thoroughly satisfying. It's certainly state of the art.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£399
Deposit£3000
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate2.45%
Cash price£30,300
Arnold Clark deposit£1000
Credit amount£26,300
Guaranteed future value£10,741.38
Total amount payable£33,893.38
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.5p per mile
Representative APR4.8%
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