Hyundai launches game changing IONIQ

THE 2019 Hyundai IONIQ has arrived. The Korean car maker’s first-ever green vehicle is now on sale in Australia, with a choice of three eco-friendly electrified power trains wrapped in a striking fastback body.

The flagship 2019 IONIQ Electric boasts a real-world, pure-electric range of 230km and the capability for charging its high-voltage lithium-ion polymer battery to 80 percent capacity in approximately 23 minutes.

The 2019 IONIQ Plug-in makes electric-only commuting a reality, with its ability for EV trips of up to 63 kilometres and the option for easy overnight charging of the high-voltage battery.

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The range-opening 2019 IONIQ Hybrid presents an accessible and user-friendly taste of electric motoring, with a petrol/electric hybrid system that helps it achieve exceptional fuel economy.

Every 2019 Hyundai IONIQ is available in Elite and Premium trim levels, and each boasts safety, convenience and driver appeal familiar from Hyundai’s conventional-engine line-up.

In a story of standard advanced active safety, Hyundai’s SmartSense suite features in every 2019 IONIQ. From the Elite Hybrid variant up, occupants are protected by Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection.

It also comes with Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning systems, as well as Driver Attention Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist systems. A Smart Cruise Control system is also fitted to every version.

The spacious and high-quality cabin features eco-friendly materials and is designed to appeal to customers familiar with conventional vehicles.

Push-button drive selection and a no-tunnel floor made possible by the single-speed reduction gear transmission contribute to a unique drive in IONIQ Electric while bringing even greater cabin space.

Like every Hyundai passenger car, the new model benefits from thousands of kilometres of local tuning to deliver enjoyable steering and handling with superb comfort on Australia’s uniquely challenging city and country roads.

“The new Hyundai IONIQ marks the opening of an exciting new chapter for our company,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Mr JW Lee.

“2019 IONIQ makes responsive and eco-friendly electrified driving accessible to a wide range of customers, in an attractive and user-friendly compact package featuring comprehensive standard safety and locally tuned comfort and chassis dynamics.”

In a first for both Hyundai and the market, the choice of three electrified power trains brings a version to suit every green vehicle customer.

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