Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and Ioniq plug-in facelifted for 2019

The Hyundai Ioniq has been revised with a range of driver convenience features and technology borrowed from the Kona EV

Hyundai has facelifted the Ioniq range for 2019, updating the styling and adding a handful of tech features, some of which are borrowed from the Kona Electric.

Exterior additions include new front and rear bumpers, updated rear LED lights and three extra paint colours. The addition of Hyundai’s trademark grille also brings the Ioniq’s styling into line with the rest of Hyundai’s range.

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Inside, the Ioniq gets a new 10.25-inch infotainment system with voice recognition, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Elsewhere the heater and air-con controls have been reworked, ditching the previous model’s rotary dials in favour of a sleek touch screen panel.

The updated Ioniq also gets Hyundai’s SmartSense technology package as standard, which includes a front collision warning and avoidance system, lane keeping assist and a driver attention warning alert.

Other technology updates include a “Green-Zone Drive Mode,” which automatically switches the vehicle into electric-only mode in designated low-emissions zones. The Ioniq also borrows the Kona Electric’s smart regenerative braking, Eco+ driving mode (used to extend electric-only driving range) and a one-pedal driving function.

Pricing and full specifications are yet to be announced, as is the UK launch date, but expect a small price hike to accomodate for the added tech.

Click here for our review of the pre-facelifted Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid…

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