Specifications and pricing have been announced for the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq which offers a range of ‘green’ powertrains with fast charging capabilities. Three eco-friendly electrified propulsion systems will be offered in the first green Hyundai vehicles to go on sale in Australia.
At the top of the scale is the Electric for a pure EV experience. It offers an 88kW/295Nm synchronous motor and high-voltage 28kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. Testing indicates 230km of real-world driving is achievable on a full charge.
Charging can occur via a standard household socket using the supplied In-Cable Control Box (ICCB), an AC charging station or a specialised 100kW DC fast-charging station. 80 per cent charge can be achieved in 12 hours (to full charge), 4 hr 25 min or 23 minutes respectively.
A plug-in hybrid option is also available with a 44.5kW/170Nm synchronous motor and a range-extending 1.6-litre GDi Atkinson cycle petrol engine (77kW/147Nm) mated with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Total outputs come in at 104kW/265Nm. The 8.9kWh Li-ion polymer battery can drive on electric-only power for up to 63km. Fuel consumption is listed at 1.1L/100km.
The plug-in battery can be recharged in as little as 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Also available is a standard hybrid powertrain which matches a 1.56kWh battery and 32kW/170Nm synchronous motor with a 1.6-litre GDi Atkinson cycle petrol engine (77kW/147Nm) and six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, combined outputs come in at 104kW/265Nm. Fuel consumption comes in at 3.4L/100km on the combined cycle.
Two trim levels – Elite and Premium – are available with each powertrain.
Hybrid Elite variants include automatic headlights, LED rear combination lights, 15-inch alloy wheels, 8.0-inch infotainment screen, satellite navigation, Infinity 8-speaker premium audio system, a 4.2-inch driver’s display, keyless entry, push-button start, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual zone climate control and a leather steering wheel. 
Moving to the Plug-in Elite trim level swaps 15-inch alloy wheels for 16-inch alloy wheels.
Electric Elite variants add an electronic parking brake, driver’s lumbar support, rain sensing wipers, 7.0-inch driver’s display, cruise control with stop & go, electric folding mirrors with puddle lights and single zone climate control.
Hybrid Premium models include Elite specification features plus 17-inch alloy wheels, front park assist, HID Bi-Xenon headlights, powered glass sunroof, leather trim, heated and ventilated front seats, powered driver’s seat with memory function, heated steering wheel, electro-chromatic interior mirror, Hyundai Auto Link Premium and wireless phone charging.
Plug-in Premium variants add 16-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights.
Electric Premium models get cruise control with stop & go function and an electronic park brake over the plug-in car.
The Hyundai SmartSense suite is standard on all Ioniq models and includes autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and a driver fatigue warning.
Five paint colours – Polar White, Platinum Silver and Intense Blue Metallic, and Iron Grey and Fiery Red Mica – are available across Ioniq the range.
2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing (excluding on-road costs):
Hybrid Elite - $33,990
Hybrid Premium - $38,990
Plug-in Elite - $40,990
Plug-in Premium - $45,490
Electric Elite - $44,990
Electric Premium - $48,990
Metallic paint - $495
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