Hyundai Ioniq

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IONIQ HATCHBACK - 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE Connect 5dr DCT



MANUFACTURER PRICE

£22056

BEST PRICE

£19,850 

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Parallel Hybrid power is the most affordable way to get into Hyundai's hi-tech IONIQ Prius-rival. Jonathan Crouch looks at the revised version.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
IONIQ HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Hybrid SE Connect 5dr DCT
HYBRID
£19,850.40
IONIQ HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium 5dr DCT
HYBRID
£21,560.40
IONIQ HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS
1.6 GDi Hybrid 1st Edition 5dr DCT
HYBRID
£21,794.40
IONIQ HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium SE 5dr DCT
HYBRID
£23,630.40
IONIQ HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Plug-in Hybrid Premium 5dr DCT
X
£26,379.90
IONIQ HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE 5dr DCT
X
£28,179.90
IONIQ ELECTRIC HATCHBACK
100kW Premium 38kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£29,079.90
IONIQ ELECTRIC HATCHBACK
100kW Premium SE 38kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£30,879.90

Ten Second Review

The Hyundai IONIQ was the first car ever to go on sale with three different forms of electric power. You can choose from pure electric propulsion, hybrid or a plug-in combination. That covers all of the major green car bases and pitches the Korean machine into direct competition with the class leaders. Does it have the credentials to beat them? We checked out a Hybrid version to see.

Background

Hyundai has come a long way in a short space of time and the IONIQ marks a key turning point for the South Korean firm. No longer does it have to justify itself in terms of value and affordability; now, it has a range of cars to rival the best in every sector it competes in, including the growing segments made up by cars with electric power. And rather than just dabble, Hyundai has launched its IONIQ with three different types of battery power to cover all the bases. Here, we're going to look at the parallel Hybrid version, the first car of its kind to use a proper dual-clutch auto gearbox for smoother power delivery.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Electric Vehicle Data
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
8
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
125000
Battery Capacity in kWh
1.56
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Emissions - ICE
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
103
CO2 (g/km)
84
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
13.0:1
Transmission
AUTO
Gears
6 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
72
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
97
CC
1580
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
78.5
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
74.3
EC Combined (mpg)
78.5
WLTP - MPG - Low
64.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium
70.6
WLTP - MPG - High
72.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
52.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb
62.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
4.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
3.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
4.5
General
Generation Mark
1
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
11E
Service Interval Mileage
10000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Badge Power
141
Badge Engine CC
1.6
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Safety Concerns?
False
Coin Series
SE Connect
Coin Description
GDi Hybrid
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
5
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Performance
Engine Power - KW
104
Engine Power - RPM
5700
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
196
Engine Torque - NM
265
Engine Torque - RPM
4000
Engine Power - BHP
141
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
10.8
Top Speed
115
Engine Torque - MKG
27
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Front
195/65 R15
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Tyre Size Rear
195/65 R15
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
15" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2045
Height
1450
Length
4470
Width
1820
Wheelbase
2700
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1361
Gross Vehicle Weight
1870
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
45
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
443
No. of Seats
5
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
750
Max. Loading Weight
509
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1505
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.6
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Driving Experience

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. And when you head on to freer flowing routes, it's very composed and much less challenged by side winds than its Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius rivals. The parallel Hybrid version we tried features a 1.6-litre petrol engine with help from an electric motor. It swaps seamlessly between the two types of propulsion depending on which is best for the situation or combines both for maximum acceleration. Driven like this, the Hybrid covers 0-62mph in 10.8 seconds on 15-inch alloys or 11.1 seconds with the optional 17-inch wheels. Accelerate hard in this way 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? A dash highlight is a now-larger 10.25-inch colour touchscreen, which includes Tom Tom navigation. This aside, it doesn't feel particularly futuristic in the cabin. It's not that it's a dull interior: 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. Choose the entry-level trim and this is scaled back to a 4.2-inch monitor. 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. The Hybrid models get a 443-litre boot.
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