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2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid pricing and specs detailed: Toyota Corolla and Prius rival gets more standard equipment at a cost

The Ioniq Hybrid’s entry-level Elite variant now includes extra features.

Hyundai Australia has updated the Ioniq Hybrid small hatchback for 2021, with the ‘self-charging’ petrol-electric model increasing in entry-level price and specification.

The Ioniq Hybrid’s range-opening Elite variant has become $550 dearer, at $35,690 plus on-road costs, although buyers now get more bang for their buck.

Specifically, adaptive cruise control (with stop and go functionality) is now standard fit alongside an electric park brake, which replaces the previous foot-operated item and is introduced with larger rear brakes.

As a result, the Ioniq Hybrid’s Elite grade is now more closely aligned to the equivalent versions of the related Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid and Ioniq Electric.

That said, the Ioniq Hybrid’s flagship Premium variant is still priced from $40,390 and comes with the same features as before.

For reference, the Ioniq Hybrid combines a 77kW/147Nm 1.6-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with a 32kW/170Nm for system output of 104kW/265Nm.

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid and Prius rival is mated to six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which sends drive to the front wheels.

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
Eliteautomatic$35,690 (+$550)
Premiumautomatic$40,390 (N/A)