2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Review: Meet the Neglected Sibling
Auto123 reviews the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.
What, you’d be forgiven for asking, is the Ioniq? Forgiven because this model has made itself quite discreet in its time on the market – especially, our market. And so, the Ioniq is one of the entry-level electrified models available under the Hyundai banner.
What makes it distinctive is that it is available in straight-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric versions, which come with starting prices of $25,399, $33,749 and $41,499, respectively. We had occasion to drive the last of these, which as it happens was freshly updated for 2020.
Let's face it: This electric Ioniq is not the most popular electric car on the market. And for good reason: it made its appearance in 2017 with only 200 km of range in a growing market that was welcoming models like Chevrolet's Bolt, which could travel 380 km on a charge and could be had for the same price. This Hyundai mid-size sedan had a hard time making a place for itself in the green vehicle market.
For 2020, Hyundai has refreshed the Ioniq and now offers a 38 kWh battery with an official range of 274 km. Admittedly, 274 km is very far from what Hyundai offers with the Kona or Kia's Niro/Soul cousins. However, the Ioniq Electric has the merit of being the cheapest electric car currently available on the market.Read more