Hyundai officially launched the Ioniq 2016 at the Geneva motor show.
The company has now revealed the specifications and the different trimline variants they have planned to launch.
The automobile brand has confirmed that the base model of the Ioniq eco hatch is priced appropriately so as to compete with the Toyota Prius. The pricing in UK is £19,995 for its hybrid variant. Pre-orders for the model is about to begin in the month of October. Buyers can go for hybrid, plug-in models and full electrified variants based on their individual preference. Hyundai announced the Ioniq range of cars long back with a view to be ahead in the electrified vehicles segment. Toyota, Ford and many other manufacturers in the same class are equally prepped to meet competition.
The base variant is the Ioniq SE which packs 15-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, rear view camera, automatic emergency braking for increased security, DAB with support for Bluetooth, cruise control and lane keeping assist. All the features that a customer would expect in a base model has been packed to the brim in the Ioniq SE. When compared to the Prius, the Hyundai offering is inexpensive and is priced £3,000 lower making it an absolute choice for budget buyers.
When you choose to go with premium model, additional features are integrated into the model. Hyundai offers keyless start, heated steering wheel, front seats and has xenon headlamps. The car supports satellite navigation to readily find the route. It works with Apple CarPlay and allows passengers to wireless charge their smart devices on the go. The center console has a large 7-inch display which provides driving information, powertrain performance and other relevant details.
The top of the line flagship model is the Premium SE which boasts of a couple of luxurious additions including heater rear seats, electric leather seats, has blind spot detection, parking assist and larger 17-inch alloy wheels. Surprisingly, the auto brand has opted for the same powertrain for all the models with mild variation in their performance. The 2016 Hyundai Ioniq cars are powered by a 1.6-liter petrol engine which is mated to an electric motor. They generate up to 139 horsepower which allows the car to reach from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 10.8 seconds.
All cars use a six speed dual clutch transmission system. Hyundai offers additional components which can be upgraded if you are ready to spend more above the sticker price.