Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in revealed at Geneva

Plug-in hybrid version of Hyundai's bespoke EV manages 26g/km of CO2 emissions

Hyundai has completed its line-up of bespoke electric and hybrid vehicles by launching the Ioniq Plug-in at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The Ionig Plug-in joins the Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Electric in the Hyundai range. The new model uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 103bhp and 147Nm, and an electric motor offering 45kW. Hyundai claims the combination can deliver pure-electric range of up to 63km, and drops CO2 emissions to just 26g/km. By comparison, the standard Ioniq Hybrid emits 79g/km - but Toyota’s latest Prius Plug-in manages 22g/km.

As with the Ioniq Hybrid, the Ioniq Plug-in uses a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission instead of a CVT or torque converter. It also gets the same suspension configuration as its stablemates, with a multilink set-up at the rear. Hyundai says that despite the Plug-in’s efficiency mantra, it will offer different driving settings, including a Sport mode that will alter the power steering and transmission software.

The exterior design of the Plug-in is, in effect, the same as the regular Hybrid, so it retains that car’s ultra-slippery shape, with an aerodynamic drag co-efficient (Cd) of just 0.24. There’s an additional flap on the front wing, allowing the car to be refuelled as well as recharged - and the Plug-in gets a flash of blue material at the base of its front bumper, instead of the regular Hybrid’s dark grey finish.

Hyundai has not confirmed how long the Ioniq Plug-in will take to complete a full charge - or issued any performance data. Nor has it released a price, but the car is expected to slot in between the Hybrid and the Electric in the line-up - so we’d expect a starting figure of around £24,000.

Would you choose a Hyundai Ioniq over a Toyota Prius? Let us know below...

Recommended

Best used hybrid cars 2021
Best used hybrid cars - header
Best cars & vans

Best used hybrid cars 2021

Want to switch to electrified driving but on a budget? Try one of our best used hybrid cars for 2021
18 Aug 2021
Hyundai Ioniq review
Hyundai Ioniq driving
Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq review

Impressive specs and the choice of hybrid, PHEV and EV models make the Ioniq a serious rival for the Toyota Prius
20 Apr 2021
Used Hyundai Ioniq review
Hyundai Ioniq

Used Hyundai Ioniq review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Hyundai Ioniq, covering the Ioniq Mk1 (2016-date)
5 Jan 2021

Most Popular

New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates
Ford Focus ST Line - front
Ford Focus Hatchback

New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates

Ford has given the Focus hatchback a refresh for 2021, with a new design and an improved infotainment suite
14 Oct 2021
Nissan launches combined PCP finance deal for electric car and charger
Nissan Leaf
Nissan

Nissan launches combined PCP finance deal for electric car and charger

The unusual new offer is available on the Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 van – and it includes the cost of installing the wallbox charger at your home
13 Oct 2021
Friends reunited: buying back a Porsche 911
Porsche 911
Porsche 911 Coupe

Friends reunited: buying back a Porsche 911

How perfect timing led a Porsche 911 fanatic to buy back his old car
14 Oct 2021