Hyundai Ioniq

3/5
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Verdict

The Hyundai Ioniq is a cheaper and more spacious alternative to the Toyota Prius. Although it isn’t ground-breaking by any stretch of the imagination; this solid entrant by Hyundai into the EV market will likely open up more people to the reality of owning an EV. This should compete heavily with the against the Nissan Leaf, and it’s range may even have enough to attract a few existing Nissan customers over.

Performance

The Hyundai Ioniq has an output of 139bhp that allows it to launch from 0-100km/h in just under eleven seconds. Hyundai claims that the Ioniq will take you up to 250km on a single charge; however, we found the real world range to be around 180/190km, which is still a respectable return.

Ride & Handling

The Ioniq does suffer from road noise at higher speeds. For urban driving the electric engine is near silent. The aluminium rear suspension supplies good grip on the road making city driving a pleasure.

Refinement

The interior of the Ioniq has a good quality finish and everything is well laid out for a nice intuitive setup. The infotainment system has a few too many buttons but displays real-time driving data and is quite pleasant to use. Hyundai use soft-touch plastics for most of the upper surfaces of the dashboard that add to the interior.

Quality & Reliability

The standard trim Ioniq comes with 15 inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, DAB radio, climate control, automatic emergency city braking, seven airbags and hill start assist.

Safety & Security

The Ioniq comes fitted with autonomous emergency braking, hill-start assist control, lane departure warning system with lane keep assist, keyless entry and a tyre pressure monitoring system. It scored five stars in the NCAP rating.

Space & Practicality

It has excellent room to the back (although taller than average individuals may find their heads brushing against the roof), a small but usable boot, and it could save you a packet on fuel and tax bills over time.

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Key Facts

Make

Hyundai

Model
Ioniq
Variant
Ioniq Electric
Car Category
Electric Cars
First Launched
2016
Gearbox Type
Automatic
Gears
1 Speed
Fuel type
Electric
Body Type
Hatchback
Price New
€28,495

Running Costs

Tax
€120
Tax Band
A0
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
118 bhp
Max Power kW
88
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Electric
Top speed
165 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
9.9 s

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Hatchback
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
350 L

Warranty

Dimensions

Boot capacity
350 L
Tyre size front
205/55 R16 mm
Tyre size back
205/55 R16 mm

Technical Information

Power
118 bhp
2 Variants
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Hatchback
€28,495
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 1 Speed
  • Fuel Type Electric
  • Tax €120
  • Boot Capacity 350 L
  • Engine Size L
  • Power 118 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.9 s
  • New Price €28,495
Hatchback
€31,995
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Hybrid
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 443 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 139 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.8 s
  • New Price €31,995