Revised eco hatchback range lobs Down Under with fresh looks, larger infotainment display, along with more power and better range for the Electric.
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Hyundai Australia has detailed the updated 2020 Ioniq line-up, once again including Hybrid, Plug-in and Electric models.


UPDATE, 29/10/2019: Hyundai Australia has issued an official press release with additional details and local imagery of the updated Ioniq range.

"[The] 2020 Ioniq features a new dashboard boasting premium soft-touch finishes, ambient lighting in Premium and Electric versions, and a new, tablet-style multimedia unit," the company says.

"[The] Ioniq benefits from a refreshed local chassis tune designed to deliver a supple, refined ride and a consistent drive experience across the three powertrain variants."

"With its increased range, outstanding efficiency, a more powerful 100kW synchronous motor, and 100kW DC fast-charging capability, 2020 IONIQ Electric is an appealing pure electric alternative to a conventional-engine vehicle."


28 October 2019: Externally, there's minor design changes across the range, including new lights at both ends (LEDs for Electric and Premium models), revised bumpers and accents, along with new alloy wheel designs.

There's no changes to the drivetrains of the petrol-electric Hybrid and Plug-in variants, though the Electric gets an uprated battery pack and electric motor – now listed at 38.3kWh and 100kW/295Nm respectively.

With the new EV system, the Ioniq Electric claims to offer up to 311km of range on the stricter WLTP cycle, or 373km on the old NEDC regime. The outgoing model offered a less impressive 293km on the NEDC cycle.

As before, all three powertrains are offered in two specification levels, Elite and Premium.

Pricing kicks off at $34,790 plus on-road costs for the Hybrid Elite, and tops out at $52,490 plus on-road costs for the Electric Premium. That works out to an estimated drive-away price range of between $38,855 and $57,294.

There's increase of between $800 and $1000 for the Hybrid and Plug-in, while the Electric variants are just under $4000 pricier than before. Obviously much of the significant increase for the Electric is the upgraded motor and battery pack.

VAbove: 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in interior

Base versions now come equipped with a much larger 10.25-inch navigation system as standard, while other standard kit from the base Hybrid Elite includes 15-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system, keyless entry and start, Hyundai Auto Link, and a suite of Hyundai SmartSense driver assist systems like autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, high-beam assist, and driver attention monitoring.

Premium grades get adaptive cruise control with stop&go, semi-autonomous lane following assist, leather-appointed seats, a 7.0-inch TFT driver's instrument display, a glass sunroof, front parking sensors, a 10-way power driver's seat with memory function, rain-sensing wipers, wireless smartphone charging, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power-folding side mirrors, and full-LED headlights.

Hyundai has also trimmed the colour options for 2020, with just four exterior finishes available – Polar White, Intense Blue, Iron Grey, and Fiery Red. Premium paints command and additional $495, for all hues bar white.

See below for a full specifications breakdown

2020 Hyundai Ioniq details

Hybrid Elite – $34,790 plus on-road costs

  • Hyundai Auto Link Bluetooth®
  • 7 airbags
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen
  • Satellite navigation
  • Infinity premium audio system with 8 speakers
  • Rear view camera with rear parking sensors
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility
  • Paddle shifters – transmission control/regenerative braking
  • Leather appointed steering wheel & gear knob
  • Smart key with push button start
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Dual zone climate control
  • LED dashboard ambient lighting
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Urban/Interurban/Pedestrian Assist (FCA) City/Urban
  • Interurban/Pedestrian
  • Lane Keeping Assist - Line (LKA-L)
  • High Beam Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)

Hybrid Premium – $39,990 plus on-road costs

On top of Elite:

  • Front parking sensors
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Leather appointed seats
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Glass sunroof
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) – driver’s seat
  • Heated & air ventilated front seats
  • Sports alloy pedals
  • Dual zone climate control with auto defog function
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with auto hold function

Plug-in Elite - $41,990 plus on-road costs

  • Hyundai Auto Link
  • 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility
  • 5 star ANCAP safety rating with 7 airbags
  • Smart key with push button start
  • Infinity 8-speaker premium audio
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Rear park assist system with rear view camera
  • 16-inch alloy wheels

Plug-in Premium – $46,490 plus on-road costs

On top of Elite:

  • Hyundai Auto Link Premium
  • Leather appointed seats
  • Power driver's seat with integrated memory system (IMS)
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Air ventilated front seats
  • Wireless charging pad (Qi standard)
  • Glass sunroof
  • Front park assist system
  • Electrochromic Mirror (ECM)
  • LED headlights - low beam

Electric Elite – $48,490 plus on-road costs

  • 7 airbags
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen
  • Satellite navigation
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility
  • Infinity™ premium audio system with 8 speakers
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Rear view camera with rear parking sensors
  • Automatic dusk sensing headlights
  • Smart key with push button start
  • Rain sensing wipers

Electric Premium – $52,490 plus on-road costs

On top of Elite:

  • Front parking sensors
  • Leather appointed seats
  • Glass sunroof
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Heated & air ventilated front seats
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) - driver's seat
  • Power adjustable driver's seat
  • Sports alloy pedals
  • Satin chrome door frame

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