There's nothing that screams hybrid more than a Toyota Prius. In fact, it's so popular across that world that over 10 million Prius liftbacks have been sold since the car was first revealed in 1997. Hyundai wants a slice of that lucrative green vehicle pie, which is why the company has invested millions into this car, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. And, it's coming to Australia.
On first glance, it's not immediately obvious that the Ioniq has hybrid connotations. Firstly, it doesn't look like a science project (the Prius on the other hand...) and secondly, it's available in three configurations that all look quite similar in appearance — a petrol hybrid, a plug-in petrol hybrid and a full electric model.
Hyundai has confirmed that Australia will get the Ioniq in late 2017 or early 2018. While the variant is yet to be confirmed, we'd expect Australia to get the Ioniq plug-in Hybrid at the very least and possibly the full-electric version as well.
We get behind the wheel of the hybrid Ioniq and full electric Ioniq in South Korea to see if it has the goods to take on the Prius.