Hyundai has just upgraded its eco-friendly Ioniq sedan. You still have the options of a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full electric but David Brown notes the upgrade has produced a few good improvements.
It was less than 12 months ago that Hyundai launched the first model of their Ioniq five-door eco-friendly fastback sedan onto the Australian market, and now ten or so months later, they’ve upgraded it.
There’s a bit of cosmetics changes on the outside, a new interior, particularly with a bigger infotainment screen. And the full electric model has some more battery power, which extends its range by a third to 311 km.
There’s an advance water-cooling system for the battery, which enhances the speed and the number of times you can recharge the batteries.
But the price has increased and now ranges from just under $35,000 to $52,500 plus on road costs.