Hyundai plugs in to hybrid trend with latest Ioniq
AFTER the hybrid and electric-only versions of its Ioniq, Hyundai has now added the plug-in hybrid version to the range.
The company claims that the Ioniq is the first car in the world to be offered with three electrified powertrains in the one body type.
The plug-in promises up to 39 miles of pure electric driving and, in tandem with the petrol engine, a total range of 680 miles.
Ultra-low CO2 emissions of just 26g/km means it attracts zero-rate car tax in the first year and offers a low benefit in kind company car tax rate of just 9 per cent.
"This is an exciting addition to our electrified line-up," said Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK.
"With up to 39 miles of electric-only power there is more than sufficient range for zero-emission daily commutes, as well as the reassurance of longer range from the hybrid powertrain when needed.
"We anticipate keen interest from private buyers and fleet users alike, given the plug-in hybrid’s great value pricing and low tax rates.
"With CO2 emissions of just 26g/km, the Ioniq plug-in hybrid is another milestone in extending the company’s product range of low-to-zero emission vehicles, which is central to our sustainability strategy."
Prices start at £24,995, including the £2,500 government plug-in car grant.