Hyundai has revealed the updated 2020 Ioniq ahead of a local launch in the second half of 2019.
 
Headlining the update is a new 38.3kWh lithium polymer battery for the electric version, it offers 36 per cent more storage capacity which allows a driving range of 294km according to the WLTP cycle.
 
For comparison, the current car uses a 28kWh battery to achieve a 230km range.
 
Electric models also get an upgraded motor which now produces 110kW and 295Nm, up from 88kW/295Nm in the outgoing model.
 
The on-board charger has jumped from 6.6kW to 7.2kW for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100-kW fast-charging station, the battery can reach 80 per cent charge in 54 minutes.
 
Exterior changes include a restyled grille, front and rear bumpers, LED head- and tail-lights and alloy wheels.
 
On the inside, there’s a redesigned dash, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, a redesigned control panel for the climate control and a new instrument cluster with a 7.0-inch digital driver information display.
 
The updated Ioniq range is due to arrive in Australian in the second half of 2019. Local specifications and pricing will be announced closer to the launch date. Stay tuned.
 
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