The new Hyundai IONIQ Electric has 36% added energy capacity thanks to an upgraded 38.3-kWh battery.
The new IONIQ also features advanced Blue Link® connectivity services, SmartSense™ active safety and driving assistance systems and state-of-the-art infotainment features. In addition, both the exterior and interior design receive updates.
The IONIQ was the world’s first vehicle to be planned with three distinctly different electrified powertrains.
The new IONIQ Electric’s battery has been upgraded from 28 kWh to 38.3 kWh, with 36% additional energy storage capacity, offering a total of over 182 miles of range (internal target under WLTP regulations).
Its e-motor delivers a maximum power of 136 PS and 295 Nm of torque and is fitted standard with a 7.2-kW on-board charger – an upgrade from current 6.6-kW – for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100-kW fast-charging station, the battery can reach 80% charge in as little as 54 minutes.
The new IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in both feature a 1.6-litre GDI, direct-injection petrol four-cylinder engine delivering maximum power of 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque. The IONIQ Hybrid’s permanent magnet electric motor delivers 43.5 PS (32 kW) with maximum torque of 170 Nm, powered by a lithium-ion-polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity positioned under the rear seats. The plug-in version’s electric motor delivers 60.5 PS (44.5 kW) with maximum torque of 170 Nm, powered by a 8.9 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery. In combination with the 1.6-litre GDI engine, IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in deliver a system output of 103.6 kW (141 PS) and up to 265 Nm of torque. The electric motor enables the IONIQ Hybrid to operate in pure electric mode at speeds up to 75 mph. Drivers choosing the IONIQ Plug-in can rely on over 32 miles of pure electric driving range (WLTP target figure) powered by the 8.9 kWh battery.
The new IONIQ features Hyundai Blue Link, a connected vehicle system which uses embedded telematics to allow drivers of IONIQ Electric to remote start and stop, while all versions allow remote lock or unlock and control air conditioning via a smartphone app. This technology also allows owners of the plug-in or electric model to remotely check the status of their battery so they know when they need to recharge the vehicle. Thanks to Blue Link, charging can be remotely controlled and scheduled via the app.
There’s also a new interior and the hybrid and plug-in versions of the new IONIQ now have a redesigned mesh-type radiator grille. The front of the new IONIQ Electric has been updated also with a new pattern on the closed grille.