Bigger battery and design refresh for Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai has performed a much needed upgrade for the electric version of Hyundai Ioniq

Three years ago, Hyundai launched the Ioniq model, which includes three versions: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full-electric.

The manufacturer has already upgraded the hybrid versions and has now performed an upgrade for the electric version.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric gets a bigger battery and an upgraded electric motor.

The new Ioniq Electric’s battery has been upgraded from 28 kWh to 38.3 kWh, meaning drivers can go further between charges. It boasts 36% additional energy storage capacity, offering a total of 294 kms (183 miles) of range (under WLTP regulations). Its e-motor delivers a maximum power of 136 PS and 295 Nm of torque and is fitted standard with a 7.2-kW on-board charger - an upgrade from current 6.6-kW – for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100-kW fast-charging station, the battery can reach 80% charge in 54 minutes.

Hyundai has also refreshed the interior and exterior design of the Ioniq. The front is where will see a difference.

The front of the new Ioniq Electric has been updated also with a new distinctive pattern on the closed grille. All models feature an updated front bumper design with a silver-coloured molding at the bottom, and new anthracite seen on the rear bumper molding and daytime running light bezels up front, creating a more refined and dynamic look. The LED DRLs as well as the newly available LED head- and taillights have been completely redesigned to make the Ioniq stand out at night.

The interior has been upgraded with new trims. Below the new wide screen 10.25-inch AVN screen, the control panel for heating and climate control has been redesigned and sports a sleek, glossy finish. New touch-type control buttons allow for intuitive operation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

The Ioniq Electric standard high-resolution 7-inch LCD console display (optional for hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions) has been improved with mood lighting to visualise the different drive mode themes. To round off the improved modern interior design, blue ambient lighting has been applied across the passenger-side lower dashboard and the centre console.

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