The onboard electric charger is now bigger, growing from 6.6 kW to 7.2 kW, meaning an 80 percent charge can be achieved in about 54 minutes. The electric motor powering the model has also been updated, now boasting 136 ps and 295 Nm of torque.
Some new items can be found at the interior as well, including a 10.25-inch AVN screen, a redesigned control panel and mood lighting for the 7-inch LCD console display.
As another novelty for the entire Ioniq range, the cars will be equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link suite. It allows, among other things, remote access to the air conditioning, locking and unlocking the car, and activating the horn and the lights. Blue Link also allows drivers access to info about the battery status and schedule charging.
“Our new Ioniq models build on the success of the first generation thanks to a range of upgrades both in terms of connectivity features and design,” said in a statement Thomas A. Schmid, Hyundai Europe COO.
“When it comes to Hyundai’s eco-mobility vehicles, Ioniq is leading the way by offering our customers all they need thanks to life-enhancing, easy-to-use technologies.”
The new hybrid and plug-in Ioniq will be available from July 2019, while the electric version will follow in September 2019.Full details on the new version of the Ioniq for the European market can be found in the document attached below.