The updated electric hatchback features revised looks, much improved battery capacity and range, and a new dashboard.
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Just five months after launching it in Australia, Hyundai has revealed a facelifted version of its all-electric Ioniq hatchback.

Visually, the updated Hyundai Ioniq Electric boasts a 3D textured insert for the traditional grille area. There are also new bumpers at both ends, and LED head- and tail-light designs.

Perhaps more importantly, the facelifted Ioniq Electric has a new 38.3kWh lithium polymer battery, which the company expects to deliver a range rating of 293 kilometres using the WLTP cycle.

That's a significant improvement over the outgoing model, which only had a 28kWh battery pack.

The Ioniq Electric has been given an upgrade in the motor department with a 100kW/295Nm unit replacing the outgoing car's 88kW/295Nm mill.

Other changes include a 7.2kW on-board charger replacing the old car's 6.6kW unit, a new design for the standard 16-inch alloy wheels, and support for one-pedal driving, with the left shifter pedal also working as a brake.

Like the already revealed updates to the Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, the revised Electric edition has a new dashboard with a reworked instrument binnacle, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display, and a redesigned climate control area.


Hyundai has confirmed the facelifted Ioniq range will arrive in Australia during the second half of 2019.