Hyundai Ioniq EV 2018 First Drive Review | Drive.com.au

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Until now electric vehicles have been expensive and premium, but Hyundai is bringing EV's to everyone with the new 2018 Hyundai Ioniq the cheapest electric car currently on sale. So what is the new Ioniq EV like to live with everyday?

Read our full review here: https://www.drive.com.au/new-car-reviews/hyundai-ioniq-2018-120273

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Want an electric car but can’t afford a Tesla or European luxury car?

Well Hyundai has the answer - meet Australia’s cheapest EV, the Hyundai Ioniq.

The Ioniq is actually three cars in one. Hyundai is offering a fully electric, plug-in hybrid and regular hybrid.

It means you can choose the eco-friendly option that best suits you budget and needs.

The South Korean brand has been aggressive in its pricing strategy, undercutting the Renault Zoe with a starting price of $44,490 for the entry-grade Ioniq Electric Elite and $48,990 for the top-spec Premium.

This is the heart Ioniq EV - an electric motor with 88kW and 295Nm.

Hyundai claims a real world range of 230km.

If the price of the electric Ioniq or you can’t make the leap to a full EV, then the Plug-in and hybrid models are a cheaper option. The Plug-in range starts at $40,990 while the conventional hybrid kicks off the range at $33,990.

While the Ioniq may not have the longest range or flashiest badge it does make electric motoring more accessible

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric pricing and specifications
Price: From $44,490 plus on-road costs
Engine: Electric motor
Power: 88kW
Torque: 295Nm
Transmission: Single-speed automatic, front-wheel drive
Range: 230km
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