With smooth silhouettes, sharp lines and sleek interiors, IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric give drivers the ultimate in efficiency, comfort and performance.
The first car in the world to feature three electrified powertrains.
The unique choice of three electrified powertrains in one model gives the Hyundai IONIQ a very special status. As a ground-breaking achievement, the focus is on combining efficiency, low emissions and outstanding performance. From start/stop city driving to long-distance trips, the IONIQ provides the perfect option for a variety of lifestyles.
The IONIQ Hybrid’s electric motor works together with the petrol engine when you pull away or come to a standstill. It smoothly improves fuel consumption and lowers emissions in start/stop city driving, while providing an extra kick of power and torque if required.
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid
The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid can travel up to 39 miles on electric power, which covers most day-to-day trips. On longer trips, the electric motor works intelligently with the petrol engine to improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions, or offer more performance.
For pure, zero-emission driving, the fully electric powertrain is this model’s trump card. Delivering a significant 136PS, its battery gives you maximum range of 194 miles. Just as impressively, you can charge it to 80% in just under an hour.
Efficient and energetic, IONIQ Hybrid arrives with power in all the right places. Cutting-edge technology powers the IONIQ, maximising all available energy to deliver the optimum drive. Its outstanding performance is down to the ambition and ingenuity of our engineers, who have pushed the boundaries to deliver a car that excels on every level.
The epitome of forward-thinking motoring, the 1.6-litre GDi direct-injection petrol engine in the IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid is intelligently designed to work with the electric motor to deliver maximum power and economy. The latest evolution of our 16-valve Kappa design, works by keeping the intake valves open for longer than a traditional combustion engine, reducing the compression ratio in the process. This makes it more fuel efficient and works perfectly on the hybrid, where engine torque can be boosted instantly by the electric motor.
We’ve utilised friction-reducing roller bearings, low-viscosity oil and a cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system to optimise heat recovery and produce a design that boosts thermal efficiency by 40%. By using innovative technology such as rectangular section copper wire and internal core components up to 10% thinner than normal, the motor delivers in excess of 95% efficiency. In simple terms, it means that the energy is used almost solely to power the vehicle, rather than being lost on the way. The result is instantly available torque that creates smooth acceleration and a truly agile driving experience that surpasses other cars in its class
The IONIQ Hybrid: a driving experience without compromise. The IONIQ Hybrid combines technology with power to deliver a smooth driving experience. The electric motor and engine work seamlessly together to deliver plenty of torque when you need it most and maximum efficiency when cruising or at low speed.
Impressive Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) places the IONIQ Hybrid truly at the forefront of
innovation, delivering a smooth ride for a truly enjoyable driving experience. With one clutch
operating odd-numbered gears and a second operating even-numbered gears, DCT gives you a
faster power response and a more dynamic overall experience. There are two driving modes to
suit your style: In normal driving mode the engine and the battery work together for maximum
performance and minimum energy consumption. The paddle shifter sets the level of regenerative
braking, providing drivers full control over how much kinetic energy they wish to harvest.
Sport mode allows for greater acceleration and lends extra weight to the steering for more
The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid: ultra-low emissions at your command. The Hyundai Plug-in Hybrid combines the qualities of a conventional hybrid vehicle and an all-electric vehicle. With up to 39 miles of pure electric range it’s ideal for commuting, local travel and those special long drives for holidays.
When used as a conventional hybrid electric vehicle, the HEV computer selectively switches
between the engine and the electric motor – or uses both at the same time – depending on the
level of power required to travel. When it’s operating in electric mode, the vehicle is driven only
using the electric motor until the charge from the high voltage battery becomes too low, at which
point it reverts to hybrid mode automatically. Pure electric mode gives you up to 39 miles of zero
tailpipe emissions, depending on your driving style and road conditions. The efficiency of the
IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid is greatly enhanced if the car is driven mainly in electric mode, which is why
it’s highly recommended to have a wallbox installed at home. The high voltage battery can be
fully charged by connecting the plug to an external electric power source, taking about 2 hours 15
minutes to fully recharge the 8.9 kWh battery.