Review: Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2016)

Updated for 2019 with bigger battery providing 182 miles of range.

On sale late 2019.

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2 May 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric updated for 2019

Hyundai has updated its Ioniq Electric with new technology and a refreshed look. The new Ioniq Electric’s battery has been upgraded from 28kWh to 38.3kWh, meaning drivers can go further between... Read more

27 October 2016 Hyundai Ioniq Electric goes on sale

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2016): At A Glance

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric has been updated for 2019 - with the big news being an upgrade in battery size from 28kWh to 38.3kWh, boosting range to 182 miles.

Its electric motor provides 136PS and 295Nm of torque and is fitted standard with a 7.2kW on-board charger - an upgrade from current 6.6kW – for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100kW fast-charging station, the battery can reach 80% charge in around 54 minutes.

Added technology includes Hyundai Blue Link, a connected vehicle system which allows drivers to remote start and stop their Ioniq Electric. It can also remote lock or unlock the vehicle and control air conditioning via a smartphone app, as well as allow drivers to check the status of their battery remotely.

With the updated Ioniq, Hyundai is also introducing eCall, automatically phoning emergency assistance if airbags are deployed or the call button located above the rear-view mirror is pressed. Relevant information (car information, time of accident, driving direction, airbag and impact sensor information) is sent to the local emergency services.

Further updates include Live services available as part of a five-year free subscription, providing up-to-date navigation information on weather, traffic, speed camera warning, nearby dealers and nearby charging stations.

An improved 10.25-inch infotainment system can be customised with widgets and icons, while Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard.

Externally, the Ioniq Electric has been updated with a new distinctive pattern on the closed grille. It also features an updated front bumper design, while the LED head and taillights have been updated. The 16-inch alloy wheels have also been updated.

What does a Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2016) cost?

List Price from £21,790
Buy new from £18,907
Contract hire from £202.37 per month