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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and PHEV get new connected features

Hyundai is updating its Ioniq range for 2019 with a number of new features.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq

Debuting first on the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid ahead of the Electric model, the updates bring revised interior and exterior features, including the brand’s cascading mesh grill and a front and rear bumper design.

All models come with the Hyundai SmartSense technology package of driver assistance features as standard. This includes Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist along with Driver Attention Alert alerts.

The new models also offer an optional 10.25-inch Audio Video Navigation system which features voice recognition software as part of Bluelink. Infotainment technology featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as the Hyundai Live Services are built in as standard.

The new Ioniq also comes with a ‘Green-zone Drive Mode’, which automatically switches the vehicle’s driving module in designated areas to further run on electric power rather than the internal combustion, and is joined by one-pedal driving capability and Smart Regenerative Braking.

The 2019 model also offers Utility Mode use of onboard functions even while the vehicle is switched off, and Eco+ Mode for extending remaining energy during unforeseeable emergency situations.

“With our new Ioniq models we not only provide innovative mobility solutions to more and more drivers but also new levels of connectivity,” said Hyundai Motor Europe vice president marketing & product Andreas-Christoph Hofmann. “Hyundai Motor first unveiled the Ioniq three years ago in 2016, representing an essential step on the company’s way to fulfil its future mobility vision. This is the heart of the Progress pillar of our corporate plan over the next several years.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.