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Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid £1,000 Saving

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid overview as the manufacturer cuts prices via its Try & Buy Event for late 2018

Hyundai Try & Buy Event explained

The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid is a cost effective, environmentally responsible, hatchback that incorporates a £1,000 saving until December 31st 2018 thanks to the brand’s Try & Buy Event. To qualify, book a test drive online then check your e-mail for a voucher that is valid whether you purchase outright or via finance.

Purpose and benefits

The IONIQ Hybrid is a small, family class, car that is stylish, reasonably spacious and comfortable. Its strength is to blend the best features of a car that is only powered by a traditional, internal combustion, engine and an electric car that is only powered by a motor. It eliminates their respective weaknesses, too.

Note its 1.6-litre petrol engine, for starters. It ensures the vehicle travels hundreds of miles before refuelling and that it can be topped-up in any town within minutes. The same cannot be said for every electric vehicle. Why? Because there is far less refuelling infrastructure and the process takes much, much, longer.

The 2018 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid also has an electric motor to minimise the engine’s workload. It therefore reduces fuel consumption, emissions and expense. It can even power the car single-handed in certain circumstances. The key statistics include:

  • Average fuel consumption: 78.5 mpg
  • Carbon emissions: 84 g/km
  • Total power: 141 PS
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic

The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid has further innovations that minimise fuel consumption, pollution and financial expense. Highlights include:

  • Highly efficient aerodynamics that minimise drag
  • Charges the battery that powers the motor while in motion
  • Eco Mode optimises the response of the transmission, etcetera
  • Strong, light, steel to minimise the vehicle’s weight

Trims and prices

The IONIQ Hybrid SE costs £21,790 (on the road). Automatic emergency braking, climate control and lane departure warning are among its standard features. The Premium trim also has satellite navigation and a wireless phone charge pad. All for £23,590. The Premium SE adds automatic windscreen wipers and costs from £25,390.

IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid

The IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid is a slightly different vehicle that builds on its sibling’s strengths. It therefore has a larger battery to power the electric motor which further reduces your reliance on the engine. Expect to cover 32 miles via the motor only, to average 256.8 mpg and to emit carbon at a rate of 26 g/km.

Furthermore, the battery can be charged via a cable while parked rather than only while in motion. This further reduces any use of the petrol engine. New IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid trims and prices are:

  • Premium: £28,395
  • Premium SE: is £30,195