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Hyundai Ioniq 2019 pricing and specs confirmed

The flagship Ioniq Electric features a high-output (88kW/295Nm) electric motor only.

Hyundai Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for its new Ioniq range of mid-size hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric hatchbacks.

Hyundai is the first brand to offer three alternative drivetrain options within one model line-up in this market, with the Ioniq available in Elite and top-spec Premium levels across each variant.

Pricing (before on-road costs) ranges across a $15k band from $33,990 for the Hybrid Elite to $48,990 for the Electric Premium. At $44,990, the Ionic Electric Elite is now the cheapest full ZEV (zero emissions vehicle) on sale in Australia, undercutting the $47,490 Renault Zoe Life by $2500.

The range kicks off with the Ioniq Hybrid, powered by a 77kW/147Nm 1.6-litre ‘Kappa’ direct-injection, Atkinson Cycle, four-cylinder petrol engine, supported by a 32kW/170Nm permanent magnet electric motor.

A combined output of 88kW/295Nm goes to the front wheels via a new six-speed dual-clutch auto transmission. Claimed combined cycle fuel economy is 3.4L/100km.

Next, the Ioniq Plug-in uses the same 1.6-litre petrol engine, but here the car’s default mode is electric drive with the internal combustion engine kicking in as required.

A larger Lithium-ion battery supports a claimed EV-only range of 63km, and combined cycle fuel economy of just 1.1L/100km (largely because the first 63km are EV-only).

Finally, the flagship Ioniq Electric features a high-output (88kW/295Nm) electric motor only, with a single-speed reduction transmission sending drive to the front wheels.

  • Hyundai is the first brand to offer three alternative drivetrain options within one model line-up in this market. Hyundai is the first brand to offer three alternative drivetrain options within one model line-up in this market.
  • The range kicks off with the Ioniq Hybrid, powered by a 77kW/147Nm, four-cylinder petrol engine. The range kicks off with the Ioniq Hybrid, powered by a 77kW/147Nm, four-cylinder petrol engine.
  • Pricing (before on-road costs) ranges from $33,990 for the Hybrid Elite to $48,990 for the Electric Premium. Pricing (before on-road costs) ranges from $33,990 for the Hybrid Elite to $48,990 for the Electric Premium.
  • The Ioniq is available from 18 selected Hyundai dealers across urban and rural areas around the country. The Ioniq is available from 18 selected Hyundai dealers across urban and rural areas around the country.
  • The Ioniq Plug-in's default mode is electric drive with the internal combustion engine kicking in as required. The Ioniq Plug-in's default mode is electric drive with the internal combustion engine kicking in as required.

A larger 28kWh Lithium-ion battery necessitates a swap from a multi-link rear suspension on the Hybrid and Plug-in to a torsion beam set-up.

Claimed real-world range is 230km, with a full charge from a 240-volt domestic outlet taking 12 hours.
Hyundai Australia has partnered with JET Charge for provision of a home (AC) ‘Delta Charger’ unit, which for $1995 (installed) drops that time to around 4.5 hours (2.45 hours for Plug-in).

All Ioniqs come standard with Hyundai’s comprehensive ‘SmartSense’ safety suite, including AEB and Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Driver Attention Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Active Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, ESC, Vehicle Stability Management, and more. Dual front, front side and curtain airbags, plus a driver’s knee bag are also standard.

The Ioniq is available from 18 selected Hyundai dealers across urban and rural areas around the country.

Hyundai Ioniq 2019 list pricing (plus on-road costs):

 Ioniq HybridIoniq Plug-inIoniq Electric
Elite$33,990$40,990$44,990
Premium$38,990$45,490 

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