While many other manufacturers announce their first-ever eco-friendly models, Hyundai Motor is already launching the second generation of its revolutionary IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in with an enhanced IONIQ Electric to follow soon after.
The 2019 IONIQ Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid feature advanced Bluelink® telematics services, the SmartSense active safety and driving assistance systems, Adjustable Regenerative Braking and state-of-the-art infotainment delivered as standard across all trims. In addition, the IONIQ design has been updated both outside and inside.
“With our new IONIQ models we not only provide innovative mobility solutions to more and more drivers but also entirely new levels of connectivity for the segment,” says Hyundai Motor Europe Vice President of Product & Marketing Andreas-Christoph Hofmann. “Hyundai Motor first unveiled the IONIQ three years ago in 2016, representing an essential step on the company’s way to fulfill its future mobility vision. This is the heart of the Progress pillar of our corporate plan over the next several years.”
With over 60,000 cars sold since its launch in 2016, the outgoing IONIQ model is already one of the main pillars in Hyundai’s progressive future mobility line-up. Together with the trailblazing hydrogen-powered NEXO and the new Kona Electric the company offers an unmatched selection for environmentally conscious drivers. The new IONIQ is the next logical step to further update this line-up and make clean mobility available for even more drivers.
The world’s first vehicle to be offered in three distinctly different electrified powertrains, the second IONIQ generation continues the mission of offering consumers the option to choose an eco-friendly vehicle that fits their needs. For a comfortable and safe driving experience, all new IONIQ models are equipped with a comprehensive Hyundai SmartSense technology package as standard. The industry-leading safety package provides front collision warnings and avoidance (FCA / FCW) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) among other features so drivers can drive safely even in heavy traffic during rush hour. Moreover, Driver Attention Warning (DAW) alerts the person behind the wheel to focus on the road.
Incorporating new design factors to enhance its sophisticated image, the interior has been reimagined and packed with new convenience features. The optional 10.25 inch Audio Video Navigation system is a first of its vehicle class, displaying a wide variety of useful information, featuring voice recognition software and over-the-air updates. Cutting-edge infotainment technology featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as the Hyundai LIVE Services are built-in as standard.